One Senate seat is up for election in Missouri, held by a Democratic incumbent. Voters will also choose representatives for eight House seats, two of which are held by Democrats and six by Republicans. See Missouri’s primary results.
Sen. Claire McCaskill is one of the most vulnerable Democratic senators, but she has raised tens of millions for her reelection bid and polling shows a close race. State Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) softened his rhetoric on health care late in the campaign, although in 2012 he signed onto a lawsuit that would have repealed parts of the Affordable Care Act. Donald Trump won Missouri by about 19 points, and outside groups backing Hawley have spent big in this competitive race.
How the vote has swung from 2016, so far
Margin in the 2018 Senate race for counties that went for Clinton or Trump in the 2016 general election, and the number of precincts reporting in those counties overall.
For counties with at least 10% of precincts reporting, this is how far the vote in the Senate race has shifted towards Democrats or Republicans, compared to 2016.
Going into this election, Missouri had 2 Democratic representatives and 6 Republican representatives. Here’s how each district leans politically, based on how it voted in the 2016 presidential election, with 2018 results as they come in.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday that a nominee from President Trump would get a vote in his chamber, while leading Democrats, including the party’s presidential nominee, Joe Biden, said a vote should not take place until the next president takes office.