The phrase, “All politics is local” is a fitting way to describe yesterday’s General Election. Missouri voters faced a ballot that was not headlined by a presidential, senatorial, or gubernatorial race for the first time since 1990. The only state-wide race on the ballot, the re-election of Republican auditor Tom Schweich, was not contested by the Democrats. And none of Missouri’s eight Congressional incumbents faced a credible challenge. Voter turnout was driven at the local level by a county executive’s race, two competitive state senate races, and a handful of competitive state house races.
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