Gizzi, John, Human Events
The first special elections in Missouri since the Republican sweep of the governorship in November yielded mixed and rather puzzling results. In two races for the state Senate last week that drew statewide media attention and national involvement from both parties, Republicans won a dramatic upset in a Jefferson County (St. Louis) district that has been in Democratic hands since 1958. However, Democrats ran a conservative candidate and picked up a mid-Missouri Senate district long considered securely in Republican hands.
Overall, the voting in the Show-Me State left Republicans with their current 23-to-11-seat advantage in the state Senate.
The Jefferson County race set a …
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Publication information: Article title: Missouri Waltz. Contributors: Gizzi, John - Author. Magazine title: Human Events. Volume: 61. Issue: 13 Publication date: April 11, 2005. Page number: 14. © Human Events Publishing, Inc. Feb 16, 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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