The Green Papers: Missouri 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 7 August 2018
✓ General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Tuesday 27 March 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Monday 30 July 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 7 August 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-7:00p CDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours 6:00a-7:00p CST (1200-0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:6,011,478 (1.94% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:10(1.86% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
Capital:Jefferson City
 

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Missouri State and Local Government


The established parties in Missouri are: Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, Green, and Constitution.


2018 Missouri Election Calendar from the Missouri Secretary of State.

UNOFFICIAL Candidate Filing List - 2018 Primary Election and Certified Candidate List from the Missouri Secretary of State.

7 August 2018 Primary:
Returns from the Missouri Secretary of State.
Results from KCTV 5 Kansas City.
Results from Politico.
Results from The New York Times.

6 November 2018 General Election
Certification of Candidates from the Missouri Secretary of State.
Certified returns from Missouri Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Claire C. McCaskill
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (5, 6 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 1,254,927 51.38% state Attorney General  Joshua David "Josh" Hawley
FEC S8MO00160; 26 Nov 18; Tot $11,813,753; Dsb $11,310,611
  Candidate Democratic 1,112,935 45.57% Senator  Claire C. McCaskill
FEC S6MO00305; 26 Nov 18; Tot $37,714,468; Dsb $38,027,957
  Candidate Independent 34,398 1.41% Craig O'Dear
FEC S8MO00202; 26 Nov 18; Tot $631,775; Dsb $603,391
  Candidate Libertarian 27,316 1.12% Japheth Ray Campbell
FEC S8MO00152; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,785; Dsb $1,784
  Candidate Green 12,706 0.52% Jo Crain
FEC S8MO00327; 26 Nov 18; Tot $6,335; Dsb $6,050
  Candidate Write-in 4 0.00% Gina Bufe
  Candidate Write-in 2 0.00% Martin Luther Dzerzhinsky Lindstedt
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Rodney Stock
  Candidate Scattering 0 0.00% WRITE-INS:
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Cassie Ganier
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Steven Wallace
Total 2,442,289 100.00%  
 22 February 2016: Senator Claire C. McCaskill announced that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and indicated her prognosis is good.

Class 3 Republican Senator  Roy Blunt
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Michael L. "Mike" Parson
Ascended to the Governor's chair: 1 June 2018 [re: resignation of Governor Eric Greitens (Republican)]
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     James L. "Jim" Shea
 29 May 2018: While the state legislature was considering impeachment proceedings, Governor Eric Greitens (Republican), who was first elected in 2016, announced his resignation effective Friday 1 June 2018 at 5pm local time.
1 June 2018: Lieutenant Governor Michael L. "Mike" Parson (Republican) ascends to the Governor's chair. He will serve the remainding 2 1/2 years of Governor Eric Greitens' term.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe
Appointed 18 June 2018 [re: resignation of Lieutenant Governor Michael L. "Mike" Parson (Republican)].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 1 June 2018: Lieutenant Governor Michael L. "Mike" Parson (Republican), who was first elected in 2016, ascended to the Governor's chair [re: resignation of Governor Eric Greitens (Republican)].
18 June 2018: Governor Michael L. "Mike" Parson (Republican) appoints Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe (Republican) to the Lieutenant Governor's chair.

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Renominated);
6 Republican (6 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  William Lacy Clay, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 219,781 80.10% Congressman  William Lacy Clay, Jr.
FEC H0MO01066; 26 Nov 18; Tot $656,572; Dsb $692,767
  Candidate Republican 45,867 16.72% Robert Vroman
FEC H8MO01184; 09 Dec 18; Tot $100; Dsb $0
  Candidate Libertarian 8,727 3.18% Robb E. Cunningham
FEC H6MO01246
  Candidate Scattering     WRITE-INS:
Total 274,375 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Ann L. Wagner
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 192,477 51.18% Congressman  Ann L. Wagner
FEC H2MO02102; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,053,267; Dsb $4,124,626
  Candidate Democratic 177,611 47.23% Cort VanOstran
FEC H8MO02208; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,348,129; Dsb $2,343,823
  Candidate Libertarian 4,229 1.12% Larry A. "Tony" Kirk
FEC H8MO02265
  Candidate Green 1,740 0.46% David Justus Arnold
FEC H0MO03120
  Candidate Write-in 9 0.00% Ken Newhouse
  Candidate Scattering 0 0.00% WRITE-INS:
Total 376,066 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  W. Blaine Luetkemeyer
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 211,243 65.08% Congressman  W. Blaine Luetkemeyer
FEC H8MO09153; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,331,579; Dsb $1,920,108
  Candidate Democratic 106,589 32.84% Katy Geppert
FEC H8MO03198; 26 Nov 18; Tot $34,038; Dsb $26,598
  Candidate Libertarian 6,776 2.09% Donald V. Stolle
FEC H8MO03214
  Candidate Scattering     WRITE-INS:
Total 324,608 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Vicky Jo Hartzler
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 190,138 64.82% Congressman  Vicky Jo Hartzler
FEC H0MO04086; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,271,442; Dsb $1,321,132
  Candidate Democratic 95,968 32.72% Suzanne Renee "Renee" Hoagenson
FEC H8MO04071; 26 Nov 18; Tot $460,653; Dsb $453,312
  Candidate Libertarian 7,210 2.46% Mark Bliss
FEC H6MO04232
  Candidate Scattering     WRITE-INS:
Total 293,316 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (5, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 175,019 61.67% Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II
FEC H4MO05234; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,171,170; Dsb $1,117,520
  Candidate Republican 101,069 35.61% Jacob Turk
FEC H6MO05189; 26 Nov 18; Tot $100,524; Dsb $90,011
  Candidate Libertarian 4,725 1.66% Alexander Howell
FEC H8MO05169
  Candidate Green 2,091 0.74% Maurice Copeland
FEC H8MO05151
  Candidate Constitution 876 0.31% E. C. Fredland
FEC H8MO05144
  Candidate Write-in 5 0.00% Patrick E. Marshall
  Candidate Scattering 0 0.00% WRITE-INS:
Total 283,785 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Samuel B. "Sam" Graves, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 199,796 65.42% Congressman  Samuel B. "Sam" Graves, Jr.
FEC H0MO06073; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,711,858; Dsb $1,526,643
  Candidate Democratic 97,660 31.98% Henry Robert Martin
FEC H8MO06092; 26 Nov 18; Tot $34,386; Dsb $42,768
  Candidate Libertarian 7,953 2.60% Dan Hogan
FEC H6MO03358
  Candidate Scattering     WRITE-INS:
Total 305,409 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Billy Long
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 196,343 66.23% Congressman  Billy Long
FEC H0MO07113; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,529,012; Dsb $1,151,589
  Candidate Democratic 89,190 30.09% Jamie Daniel Schoolcraft
FEC H8MO07223; 26 Nov 18; Tot $55,839; Dsb $56,973
  Candidate Libertarian 10,920 3.68% Benjamin T. "Ben" Brixey
FEC H6MO07292
  Candidate Write-in 2 0.00% Shawn Deines
  Candidate Scattering 0 0.00% WRITE-INS:
Total 296,455 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Jason T. Smith
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected in a Special election: 4 June 2013 (re: resignation of Congressman Jo Ann Emerson)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 194,042 73.39% Congressman  Jason T. Smith
FEC H4MO08162; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,977,838; Dsb $1,292,814
  Candidate Democratic 66,151 25.02% Kathryn Gail Ellis
FEC H8MO08098; 26 Nov 18; Tot $193,009; Dsb $184,847
  Candidate Libertarian 4,206 1.59% Jonathan Lee Shell
FEC H6MO08159
  Candidate Scattering     WRITE-INS:
Total 264,399 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Secretary of State  John R. "Jay" Ashcroft
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Attorney General  Joshua David "Josh" Hawley
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - Ran for and won the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 terms

  Republican Treasurer  Eric Schmitt
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Treasurer is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Democratic Auditor  Nicole Galloway
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
Appointed 2 March 2015 [re: suicide of Thomas A. "Tom" Schweich (Republican)].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (5, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 1,209,881 50.41% Auditor  Nicole Galloway
  Candidate Republican 1,070,701 44.61% Saundra J. McDowell
  Candidate Libertarian 51,304 2.14% Sean O'Toole
  Candidate Constitution 50,951 2.12% Jacob Luetkemeyer
  Candidate Green 17,106 0.71% Don Fitz
  Candidate Write-in 4 0.00% Arnie C. "AC" Dienoff
  Candidate Scattering 0 0.00% WRITE-INS:
Total 2,399,947 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 4 incumbents, 11 candidates
  Republican: 12 incumbents, 10 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Green (affiliates): 4 candidates
  Libertarian: 10 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 10 candidates
  Write-in: 9 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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  St. Joseph News-Press
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  The Joplin Globe
  The Kansas City Star
  The Missourinet - Jefferson City
  The Springfield News-Leader

 


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