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Cynthia Davis

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Peter Kinder has won a third term as Missouri's Lt. Governor.

The Cape Girardeau Republican fended off a challenge from former State Auditor, Democrat Susan Montee.  She called Kinder shortly before 11:00 p.m. to concede the race and congratulate Kinder.  He celebrated his victory with a small gathering of supporters, about 30 in all, at a hotel in Creve Cour. He credits what he calls "grass-roots" campaigning for his victory this time around.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Feb. 8, 2012 - Even though she's running as the Constitution Party's candidate for lieutenant governor, former Republican state Rep. Cynthia Davis returned to her roots Tuesday to vote in the non-binding Republican presidential primary.