47th district http://kbia.org en Democrats Webber, Wright win state house seats http://kbia.org/post/democrats-webber-wright-win-state-house-seats <p></p><p>Two Democratic candidates celebrated their victory to the Missouri State House of Representatives at Shakespeare’s South in Columbia Tuesday night.&nbsp; Wed, 07 Nov 2012 08:04:32 +0000 Daina Schnese & Viktorija Mickute & Meredith Turk 24121 at http://kbia.org Democrats Webber, Wright win state house seats Wright secures Democratic nomination in 47th House district http://kbia.org/post/wright-secures-democratic-nomination-47th-house-district <p>A two-guitar band featuring John Wright&rsquo;s uncle played into the night at the Rocheport General Store as Wright beat out Nancy Copenhaver to win the Democratic nomination for state House district 47. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 06:34:41 +0000 Matt Evans 18952 at http://kbia.org Wright secures Democratic nomination in 47th House district Missouri primary elections live blog http://kbia.org/post/missouri-primary-elections-live-blog <p><strong>UPDATE: 10:13PM:</strong></p><p>The AP calls the democratic nomination for Susan Montee (Lt. Governor) and the republican nomination for Akin (US Senate). &nbsp;Though we&#39;re still waiting on over 1,000 precincts statewide, so stay tuned.</p><p>Every single Boone County precinct is in. &nbsp;Recapping, again, the important races:</p><p>Northern District Commissioner: Bormann&nbsp;just barely inched ahead with 59 votes. &nbsp;This one was a hair raiser!</p><p>District 44 State Representative: 29-year old republican Caleb Rowden takes his party&#39;s nomination. &nbsp;He&#39;ll face democrat Ken Jacob.</p><p>District 47 State Representative: John Wright easily takes the democratic party&#39;s nomination. &nbsp;He&#39;ll face 29 year-old Mitch Richards (what&#39;s with all the 29 year-olds?).</p><p>Governor: Republican David Spence will face incumbent Jay Nixon in the fall. &nbsp;</p><p>Attorney general: Republican Ed Martin will face democrat Chris&nbsp;Koster&nbsp;in November.</p><p>Lt. Governor: Democrat Susan&nbsp;Montee. &nbsp;No clear winner yet between republicans Brad Lager and Peter Kinder.</p><p>District 4 US Representative: Republican Vicky&nbsp;Hartzler will face democrat Teresa&nbsp;Hensly&nbsp;in the fall.</p><p>Secretary of State: Jason&nbsp;Kander. &nbsp;Republican challengers are still in a three-way race. &nbsp;Shane Schoeller has pulled ahead slightly but we&#39;re still waiting on a few precincts.</p><p>Amendment 2: &nbsp;The AP has called &quot;Yes.&quot; &nbsp;Looks like a landslide to us, with 414,626 ayes to just 64, 018 nays. &nbsp;That&#39;s with over half the precincts in.</p><p><strong>UPDATE 10:00 PM:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Nearly all the precincts are in Boone County. &nbsp;State House district looks pretty good in favor of John Wright for the democrats. &nbsp;He&#39;ll be facing 29 year-old Mitch Richards in the fall. &nbsp;</p><p>The Northern District&nbsp;Commissioner race is the tightest we&#39;ve seen this August. &nbsp;With only 1 precincts left, Robbins is up over Bormann with just over 13 votes. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>UPDATE 9:30PM:</strong></p><p>Things are moving along! &nbsp;Nearly half of the votes are in statewide and a bunch of races have been called by the AP . Let&#39;s recap.</p><p>Governor: The AP has called the republican nomination for David Spence. &nbsp;He&#39;ll face incumbent Jay Nixon in the fall. &nbsp;</p><p>Attorney general: The AP is calling the republican nomination for Ed Martin. &nbsp;He&#39;ll face democrat Chris Koster in November.</p><p>Lt. Governor: The AP is calling the democratic nomination for Susan Montee. &nbsp;Brad Lager and Peter Kinder are still neck and neck in a tight race.</p><p>District 4 US Representative: Vicky Hartzler has called the republican nomination for herself. &nbsp;She&#39;ll face democrat Teresa Hensly in the fall</p><p>Secretary of State: Jason Kander has accepted the democratic nomination. &nbsp;Meanwhile, his republican challengers are in a three-way race that&#39;s too close to call.</p><p>Amendment 2: &nbsp;The AP has called &quot;Yes.&quot; &nbsp;Looks like a landslide to us, with 414,626 ayes to just 64, 018 nays. &nbsp;That&#39;s with over half the precincts in.</p><p><strong>UPDATE 9:15PM:</strong></p><p>Almost half of Boone County&#39;s precincts are reporting in. &nbsp;Robbins and Bormann are neck and neck for the Northern District Commissioner nomination. &nbsp;On the Democratic side, things are less even: Thompson leads Fugit in the double digits. &nbsp;We expect these races will be decided soon.</p><p><strong>UPDATE 9:08PM:</strong></p><p>Vicky Hartzler calls her win for the Republican nomination in the District 4 US Rep. race. &nbsp;Amendment 2 is poling at 52% but votes are still early. &nbsp;The AP is calling the GOP nomination for Ed Martin (Attorney General) and Dave Spence (Governor). &nbsp;More soon.</p><p><strong>UPDATE 8:45PM:</strong></p><p>We&#39;re at 11% precincts reporting statewide and we&#39;ve got our first non-absentee ballots from Boone County. &nbsp;Don Borman falls 7 points behind Lance Robbins in the Republican primary for the Northern Commissioner&#39;s seat. &nbsp;On the Democratic side, public defender Janet Thompson surges ahead with 60% of the vote. &nbsp;</p><p>In state rep. races, 29 year old Caleb Rowden is doing well in the republican race for the 44th. &nbsp;</p><p>In other news, it&#39;s slow going over here! &nbsp;Just about everyone and their mother is trying to get up-to-the second voting tallies from the Secretary of State&#39;s <a href="http://enr.sos.mo.gov/ENR/Views/TabularData.aspx?Status=TAllResults">website.&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;It&#39;s been crashing periodically throughout the evening . In a tweet, the Secretary said that new software and heavy traffic were slowing down the servers . They say they&#39;re looking for a solution.</p><p></p><p><strong>UPDATE 8:16PM:</strong></p><p>We&#39;re up to 2% precincts reporting, and results are pretty evenly spread in the Senate race between&nbsp;Steelman, Akin and&nbsp;Brunner. &nbsp;In the primary for the Governor race, Spence takes a hearty lead with 64% of these early votes. &nbsp;In the Lt. Governor&#39;s race, Lager and Kinder are neck and neck for the Republican primary, hovering around 25% of the votes. &nbsp;The the democratic primary, Susan Montee takes a solid lead.</p><p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:59:42 +0000 Scott Pham 18935 at http://kbia.org Missouri primary elections live blog Mo. House candidates prepare for primary elections http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-candidates-prepare-primary-elections <p>Primary candidates vying for a house seat in Columbia&rsquo;s 44<sup>th</sup> and 47<sup>th</sup> districts are getting ready for primary elections now just a week away. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:11:48 +0000 Jonathan Ingram 18489 at http://kbia.org Mo. House candidates prepare for primary elections State House candidates face off in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/state-house-candidates-face-columbia <p></p><p>State House primary candidates for mid-Missouri&#39;s 44<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 17px;">th</span><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 17px;">&nbsp;</span>and 47<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 17px;">th</span><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 17px;">&nbsp;D</span>istricts debated last night at a League of Women Voters forum at the Columbia Public Library. Among the hot topics: the federal health care law and how to maintain Missouri&#39;s aging highway system.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:56:16 +0000 Jon Ingram 17496 at http://kbia.org State House candidates face off in Columbia Newscast for June 29, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-29-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri receives No Child Left Behind waiver</li><li>Fire in Mark Twain forest underscores heat threat</li><li>Republicans pick new nominee for 47th House District</li></ul> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:34:34 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Matt Evans 16802 at http://kbia.org Republicans pick new nominee for 47th District http://kbia.org/post/republicans-pick-new-nominee-47th-district <p>The new 47th Missouri House district, which includes part of Boone County, may finally have a Republican nominee. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Mitch Richards was nominated by the Republican committee last night. He is the fourth nominee in less than one month. Richards is treasurer of the group Keep Columbia Free, and serves on the Citizens Police Review Board.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:05:53 +0000 Dan Molloy 16757 at http://kbia.org