Most of the people gathered outside of Washington University’s Edison Theater before a recent GOP Senate Primary debate already knew who they were voting for.
But Shelby Hewerdine wasn’t sure yet.
So, she drove in from St. Charles to get a better feel for the character of each candidate.
“I don’t know how else people are going to look at it because they are very similar on the issues, so, we’ll see,” Hewerdine said.
And during the debate, the three main candidates laid out basically the same policy platform.
In 1961, Theodore McNeal, an official with the union representing Pullman porters, went to Jefferson City as the Senator from the 7th District.
Since then, the city of St. Louis has always had at least one black state senator. But redistricting and term limits may put that 52-year-streak in jeopardy.
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