Politics
8:31 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Several Mo. lawmakers fall in party primaries

Several Missouri legislators appear to have been defeated in their party primaries.

Unofficial results from Tuesday's elections show voters ousting a Democratic state senator from St. Louis and two House Democrats from the St. Louis area.

In southwestern Missouri, a Republican House member was trailing Wednesday in a race close enough that a recount could be requested.

In addition, newly redrawn House districts matched up Democratic incumbents in four St. Louis area races.

The closest of those races saw Stacey Newman leading Susan Carlson by a single vote Wednesday out of more than 3,600 votes cast.