The results of Missouri’s primary are in and there were some pretty big surprises on city, county and state levels.
In November, Eric Greitens (R) will be facing off against Chris Koster (D) to become Missouri's next governor. Former Cass County prosecutor Teresa Hensley won the Democratic nomination for attorney general and she'll be facing off against Republican candidate Josh Hawley this fall. For more results and analysis of state-wide races, read this.
The big news in the city of St. Louis was former Missouri state Rep. Kimberly Gardener's win over three opponents in the Democratic primary to become circuit attorney. She is the first African American to win to do so. In St. Louis County, outgoing state Rep. Rochelle Walton Gray defeated a 16-year incumbent to win a seat on the St. Louis County Council. Read more about St. Louis city and county council races here.
St. Louis on the Air host on Marsh led a discussion the day after the Aug. 2 primary about the results of the primary and what it means for the state, and St. Louis going forward. St. Louis Public Radio's Rachel Lippmann and Jason Rosenbaum, alongside David Robertson, the chair of UMSL's political science department, joined the program to share their expertise.
Listen to the enlightening discussion below, and learn about some of the greater context behind yesterday's races:
If you’d like to follow more election coverage, check out this conglomeration of all of St. Louis Public Radio’s reporting here.
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