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Politically Speaking: The Biggest Losers -- And Biggest Winners -- Of Primary


Every week, St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel, Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics.  This week, we dive into last night's election results.

The Politically Speaking crew broke down the results from Tuesday's primary elections. Among other things, the trio examined:

  • Councilman Steve Stenger's landslide victory over St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley.
  • Stenger's November match-up with House Budget Chairman Rick Stream, a Kirkwood Republican who easily won the GOP nomination for county executive.
  • The defeat of the so-called "transportation tax," which would have boosted the state's sales tax rate by 0.75 percent.
  • The narrow passage of the "right to farm" amendment by about 2,000 votes.
  • The failure to get an early voting initiative on to the November ballot.
  • The results of state legislative and local contests -- and what they mean for political heavyweights such as U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay.

Follow Chris McDaniel on Twitter@csmcdaniel

Follow Jo Mannies on Twitter@jmannies

Follow Jason Rosenbaum on Twitter@jrosenbaum

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