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Primary Election Guide: Who's on the Ballot Today

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect University City and St. Louis County.

Tuesday, Aug. 7 is Missouri's primary election and there are several ballot issues and races which will be decided today. 

University City Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here are the candidates and issues on today's ballot.

Stay with University City Patch today. Election results will be updated as they come in.

U.S. Senate

Claire McCaskill's bid for re-election will be closely watched by the entire nation in part because of her close ties to President Obama's 2008 campaign. 

The fiercely-fought GOP primary willf see U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood), former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman or Frontenac businessman John Brunner emerge as McCaskill's opponent.

Congress

Redistricting brought on by the latest Census results has eliminated one of Missouri's congressional districts,  to see who will represent the city of St. Louis and areas south, along with portions of St. Louis County stretching to the Maryland Heights border with Creve Coeur.

The primary winner will be an overwhelming favorite against either Robyn Hamlin or Martin Baker in November.

Issues

In August voters will be asked to decide on a measure proposing "a constitutional amendment guaranteeing a citizen's right to pray and worship on public property and reaffirming a citizen's right to choose any or no religion," according to the state law calling for the vote.

 earlier this year.

Meet the Candidates

Patch asked all the candidates to complete candidate profiles. Candidates who completed the profile are listed in bold below.

Race Candidate Political Party Incumbent District U.S. Senate
Democrat Yes Republican Todd Akin Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican Robert Poole Republican Jerry Beck Republican Libertarian U.S. Congress William Lacy Clay Democrat Yes (1st) 1st Democrat Yes (3rd) 1st Democrat 1st Republican 1st
Republican 1st Robb E. Cunningham Libertarian 1st Governor
Democrat Yes Democrat Democrat Republican Republican Republican Republican Libertarian Lt. Governor Democrat Democrat Democrat Democrat Dennis Weisenburger Democrat Fred Kratky Democrat Jackie Townes McGee Democrat Becky Lee Plattner Democrat Republican Yes Brad Lager Republican Republican Charles Kullmann Republican Matthew Copple Libertarian Cynthia Davis Constitution Secretary of State Jason Kander Democrat Democrat Republican Republican Republican Cisse Spragins Libertarian Justin Harter Constitution State Treasurer Democrat Yes Republican Sean O'Toole  Libertarian Attorney General Chris Koster Democrat Yes Republican Republican Dave Browning Libertarian State Representative Rory Ellinger Democrat Yes 86 Democrat Yes 87 Democrat Yes 87 Hadley Township
Democrat Republican Democrat Republican Republican University Township Republican Yes Republican Yes

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