us congress eigth district

Republican Jason Smith easily won a special election on Tuesday to fill Jo Ann Emerson’s vacant seat in the U-S House of Representatives.

It was a strong night for the 32-year old Smith, as the 32-year old Missouri House speaker pro tem cruised past Democratic rival Steve Hodges 67% to 27%. 

The outcome was hardly unexpected.

Listen to the full debate between Missouri's Eighth District Congressional candidates on May 28, 2013.

Candidates for Missouri’s Eighth Congressional seat went on the offensive in a debate Tuesday night at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus in Cape Girardeau. The debate comes one week before a special election on June 4.