In Columbia at the Stony Creek Inn, Republican spirits began sky high, then turned uneasy and ended up tumbling down. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler began the night by easily coasting to a win in the Republican primary for U.S. district four.
KBIA doesn't have much in the way of photojournalists, but we've got some smart reporters with some pretty smart smartphones! Our news team spent most of the night in the field with the candidates as they waited for election results to come in and they had their twitter accounts fired up the whole time. Check out our online coverage @kbia or at on the #midmovotes hashtag. We've compiled a few of our twitpics here.
Republican Missouri U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler wants to reduce federal regulators' authority over hydroelectric projects.
Hartzler's district includes part of the Lake of the Ozarks that has been embroiled in controversy during the past year over land near the lake. Land included within the boundary of the hydroelectric project falls under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's authority, while other property does not.
The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted today to repeal the federal health care law. The House has voted more than 30 times to repeal or defund the Affordable Care Act. Every Republican in Congress voted for the repeal, including mid-Missouri's two representatives.