United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2016

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United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2016

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All eight of Missouri's seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 6 2
Seats won 6 2
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,600,524 1,041,306
Percentage 58.20% 37.86%

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri were held on November 8, 2016, to elect the eight U.S. Representatives from the state of Missouri, one from each of the state's eight congressional districts. The elections coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries were held on August 2.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2016
Party Votes Percentage Seats Before Seats After +/–
Republican 1,600,524 58.20% 6 6 Steady
Democratic 1,041,306 37.86% 2 2 Steady
Libertarian 96,492 3.51% 0 0 Steady
Green 8,136 0.30% 0 0 Steady
Constitution 3,605 0.13% 0 0 Steady
Write-ins 16 <0.01% 0 0 Steady
Totals 2,750,079 100.00% 8 8 0

District 1[edit]

The 1st district includes all of St. Louis City and much of Northern St. Louis County, and it has a PVI of D+28. The incumbent is Democrat Lacy Clay, who has represented the district since 2001. He was re-elected with 73% of the vote in 2014.

Democratic primary[edit]

The incumbent is running for re-election.[1] State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal and perennial candidate Bill Haas are primary challengers for Clay.[2][3]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lacy Clay 56,139 62.64
Democratic Maria Chappelle-Nadal 24,059 26.85
Democratic Bill Haas 9,422 10.51
Total votes 89,620 100

Republican primary[edit]

Community activist Paul Berry III and Steven G. Bailey are running for the Republican nomination.[5]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven G. Bailey 12,450 67.24
Republican Paul Berry III 6,067 32.76
Total votes 18,517 100

Libertarian primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Robb E Cunningham 367 100
Total votes 367 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri’s 1st congressional district election, 2016 [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lacy Clay 236,993 75.47
Republican Steven Bailey 62,714 19.97
Libertarian Robb E Cunningham 14,317 4.56
Total votes 314,024 100
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district includes the suburbs south and west of St. Louis City. The incumbent is Republican Ann Wagner, who has represented the district since 2013. She was re-elected with 64% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of R+8.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic State Representative Bill Otto is running against Wagner.[7]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Otto 40,379 100
Total votes 40,379 100


Republican primary[edit]

Wagner is running for re-election with one opponent in the primary, Greg Sears.[8]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ann Wagner 77,084 82.58
Republican Greg Sears 16,263 17.42
Total votes 93,347 100

Libertarian primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Jim Higgins 553 100
Total votes 367 100

Green Party[edit]

David Arnold is the Green Party nominee.[9][10]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri’s 2nd congressional district election, 2016 [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ann Wagner 241,954 58.54
Democratic Bill Otto 155,689 37.67
Libertarian Jim Higgins 11,758 2.85
Green David Justus Arnold 3,895 0.94
Total votes 413,296 100
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

The third district stretches from exurbs of St. Louis to the state capitol Jefferson City and has a PVI of R+13. Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer represents the third district. He has been speculated about as a potential candidate for Governor of Missouri in the 2016 gubernatorial election, rather than as a candidate for re-election to the U. S. House. In January 2015, Luetkemeyer said that he would "probably" run for re-election and not run for Governor.[11]

Democratic primary[edit]

Kevin Miller of St. Charles is running for the seat.[8]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kevin Miller 26,369 100
Total votes 40,379 100

Republican primary[edit]

Luetkemeyer is running with one opponent in the primary, former state representative Cynthia Davis.[8]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 84,274 73.46
Republican Cynthia Lynn Davis 30,440 26.54
Total votes 114,714 100

Libertarian primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Dan Hogan 483 100
Total votes 483 100

Constitution primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Constitution Doanita Simmons 80 100
Total votes 80 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri’s 3rd congressional district election, 2016 [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 249,865 67.84
Democratic Kevin Miller 102,891 27.93
Libertarian Dan Hogan 11,962 3.25
Constitution Doanita Simmons 3,605 0.98
Write-in Harold Davis 10 0.00
Total votes 368,333 100
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

The fourth district takes in Columbia and much of rural west-central Missouri. It has a PVI of R+13. Republican Vicky Hartzler has represented the district since the election of 2010, when she defeated long-time incumbent Democrat Ike Skelton. She was re-elected in 2014 with 68% of the vote.

Democratic primary[edit]

University of Missouri Hospital Chief of Staff Gordon Christensen is running for the Democratic nomination.[12] Also running is Jack Truman of Lamar,[8] who was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in District 7 in 2004, and the Democratic nominee in that district in 2006. Jim White, a retired investment banker and 2012 State House candidate, was also running but announced on February 22, 2016 that he was suspending his campaign due to medical issues.[13][14]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gordon Christensen 17,160 62.73
Democratic Jack Truman 10,196 37.27
Total votes 27,356 100

Republican primary[edit]

Hartzler is running with one opponent in the primary, John Webb,[8] who also ran against Hartzler in 2014.

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vicky Hartzler 73,853 72.48
Republican John E Webb 28,037 27.52
Total votes 101,890 100

Libertarian primary[edit]

Mark Bliss is running unopposed for the Libertarian nomination. He graduated with a degree in Sociology from the University of Central Missouri and serves as a co-pastor of a local church group in Warrensburg. His political views tend to lean toward the conservative mindset, opposing gun control, aiming to lower taxes including an end to the income tax, limiting abortions and proposing a restriction at 20 weeks, and replacing the Affordable Care Act with private market-based care. However, he also claims to reach Democrats with his message. He opposes bank and industry bail-outs and subsidies, intends to cut overseas military spending and end military occupations, supports the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use, and pledges to better defend the civil rights of racial minorities and women than the current administration. His website explains his positions on other issues.

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Mark Bliss 521 100
Total votes 521 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri’s 4th congressional district election, 2016 [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vicky Hartzler 225,348 67.83
Democratic Gordon Christensen 92,510 27.85
Libertarian Gary L. Koniz 14,376 4.33
Total votes 332,234 100
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

The fifth district encompasses most of Jackson County, the southern part of Clay County, and three other rural counties to the east. It has a PVI of D+9. Democrat Emanuel Cleaver has been representing it since 2005. He was re-elected in 2014 with 51.6% of the vote.

Democratic primary[edit]

Cleaver is running for re-election with one opponent in the primary, Roberta Gough.[8]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Emanuel Cleaver 48,755 88.21
Democratic Roberta Gough 6,519 11.79
Total votes 55,274 100

Republican primary[edit]

Austin Rucker, Berton Knox, Michael Burris, and Jacob Turk are running for the Republican nomination.[15][8] Turk has been the Republican nominee against Cleaver in all of Cleaver's re-election bids: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014.

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jacob Turk 28,096 68.03
Republican Michael Burris 6,898 16.70
Republican Austin Rucker 4,137 10.02
Republican Berton A. Knox 2,166 5.25
Total votes 41,297 100

Libertarian primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Roy Welborn 577 100
Total votes 577 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri’s 5th congressional district election, 2016 [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Emanuel Cleaver 190,766 58.83
Republican Jacob Turk 123,771 38.17
Libertarian Roy Welborn 9,733 3.00
Total votes 324,270 100
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

The sixth district encompasses rural northern Missouri and has a PVI of R+12. Republican Sam Graves has been representing it since 2001. He was re-elected in 2014 with 67% of the vote.

Democratic primary[edit]

Edward Dawyne Fields, who also ran in 2014, Kyle Yarber, who was the Democratic nominee in 2012, David Blackwell, Matthew McNabney,[8] and Travis Gonzales,[16] are running for the Democratic nomination.

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Blackwell 7,983 27.98
Democratic Kyle Yarber 7,116 24.94
Democratic Travis Gonzalez 6,623 23.21
Democratic Edward Dwayne Fields 3,881 13.60
Democratic Matthew McNabney 2,931 10.27
Total votes 28,534 100

Republican primary[edit]

Christopher Ryan and Kyle Reid have filed to challenge Graves in the primary.[8] Ryan has challenged Graves in 2010, 2012, and 2014, and Reid challenged Graves as well in 2014.

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Graves 62,764 76.21
Republican Christopher Ryan 11,686 14.19
Republican Kyle Reid 7,910 9.60
Total votes 82,360 100

Green Party[edit]

Mike Diel is the Green Party nominee.[17][18]

Libertarian primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 385 100
Total votes 385 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri’s 6th congressional district election, 2016 [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Graves 238,388 68.03
Democratic David Blackwell 99,692 28.45
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 8,123 2.32
Green Mike Diel 4,241 1.21
Total votes 350,444 100
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

The seventh district takes in Springfield, Joplin, and much of the rest of rural southwestern Missouri. It has a PVI of R+19, the most strongly Republican district of Missouri. Republican Billy Long has been representing the district since 2011. He was re-elected in 2014 with 63% of the vote.

Democratic primary[edit]

Genevieve Williams, Camille Lombardi-Olive, and Steven Reed are running for the Democratic nomination.[8]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Genevieve Williams 9,402 52.14
Democratic Steven Reed 4,915 27.26
Democratic Camille Lombardi-Olive 3,714 20.60
Total votes 18,031 100

Republican primary[edit]

Businessman Christopher Batsche previously announced a primary challenge of Senator Roy Blunt but withdrew from that race and filed to challenge Long for the Republican nomination.[19][20] Also running against Long are Matthew Evans, Lyndle Spencer, Nathan Bradham, Matt Canovi, James Nelson, and Mary Byrne.[8]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Billy Long 67,012 62.37
Republican Mary Byrne 14,069 13.10
Republican Matt Canovi 9,538 8.88
Republican Matthew Evans 5,346 4.98
Republican Christopher Batsche 4,860 4.52
Republican Lyndle Spencer 3,537 3.29
Republican James Nelson 2,037 1.90
Republican Nathan Clay Bradham 1,042 0.97
Total votes 107,441 100

Libertarian primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Benjamin T. Brixey 398 100
Total votes 398 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri’s 7th congressional district election, 2016 [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Billy Long 228,692 67.54
Democratic Genevieve Williams 92,756 27.39
Libertarian Benjamin T. Brixey 17,153 5.07
Write-in Amber Thomsen 6 0.00
Total votes 338,607 100
Republican hold

District 8[edit]

The eighth district is the most rural district of Missouri, taking in all of the rural southeastern and south-central part of the state. It has a PVI of R+17. Republican Jason Smith won a special election June 4, 2013 with 67% of the vote, and was re-elected in 2014 with the same percentage.

Democratic primary[edit]

Dave Cowell is unopposed.[8]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Cowell 22,314 100
Total votes 22,314 100

Republican primary[edit]

Smith will be faced in the Republican primary by Dr. Hal Brown, Phillip Smith, and Todd Mahn.[8]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Smith 65,450 67.50
Republican Hal Brown 15,342 15.82
Republican Todd Mahn 11,564 11.93
Republican Phillip Smith 4,602 4.75
Total votes 96,958 100

Libertarian primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Jonathan Shell 254 100
Total votes 254 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri’s 8th congressional district election, 2016 [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Smith 229,792 74.40
Democratic Dave Cowell 70,009 22.67
Libertarian Jonathan Shell 9,070 2.94
Total votes 308,871 100
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Congressman Lacy Clay filed for reelection today". February 23, 2016. Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ Walton, Jr., Elbert (June 12, 2015). "Can Maria beat Lacy for Congress?". The St. Louis American. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ Raasch, Chuck (October 21, 2015). "Chappelle-Nadal to challenge U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved October 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "August 2, 2016 Primary Election Official Results". Missouri Secretary of State. August 2, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ Herndon, Rachel (June 12, 2015). "Activist announces congressional exploratory committee". The Missouri Times. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "2016 General Election Official Results". Missouri Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  7. ^ Mannies, Jo (May 26, 2015). "Missouri Rep. Bill Otto plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner in 2016". KWMU. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Certified Candidate Filing". Missouri Secretary of State. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  9. ^ "David Arnold- Candidate for United States Representative – 2nd Congressional District". Missouri Green Party. Retrieved September 1, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Kander Certifies Green Party for November Ballot". Missouri Secretary of State. Retrieved September 1, 2016. 
  11. ^ http://www.missourinet.com/2015/01/31/luetkemeyer-downplays-run-for-missouri-governor-in-2016/
  12. ^ "Dr. Gordon Christensen Announces Congressional Campaign". The Missouri Times. November 18, 2015. Retrieved November 24, 2015. 
  13. ^ Bersin, Michael (February 1, 2015). "Jim White (D) to challenge Vicky Hartzler (r) in the 4th Congressional District". Show Me Progress. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  14. ^ White, Jim (February 22, 2016). "CAMPAIGN SUSPENDED". Facebook. Archived from the original on February 29, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Austin Rucker for Congress". March 23, 2015. Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Travis Gonzalez For U.S. Representative Missouri 6th District 2016". Retrieved March 4, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Mike Diel- Candidate for United States Representative – 6th Congressional District". Missouri Green Party. Retrieved September 1, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Kander Certifies Green Party for November Ballot". Missouri Secretary of State. Retrieved September 1, 2016. 
  19. ^ Horvath, Dave (February 23, 2016). "Three file for sheriff's race". The Neosho Daily News. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  20. ^ Hacker, John (February 29, 2016). "Flanigan joins field for Commissioner". The Carthage Press. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 

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