Today is Election Day in Missouri; Polls Open 'til 7 p.m.
By Tom Weber, KWMU
St. Louis, MO – Voters today (Tuesday) are picking party nominees to face off in the November election.
The race for Governor features a challenge of a sitting governor by a fellow Democrat. Recent polls have shown the race between Claire McCaskill and Bob Holden too close to call. If McCaskill wins, it would be the first time in a decade that a sitting Governor anywhere in the U.S. lost a primary.
The winner is expected to face Republican Matt Blunt. He faces lesser-known candidates in today's Republican primary.
There are also primary races for U.S. Senate, for Dick Gephardt's seat in Congress, State Treasurer, Lieutenant Governor and for a number of seats in the Missouri House and Senate.
Missourians will also decide whether to allow a casino near Branson (Amendment 1) and whether the state constitution needs a definition of marriage in it (Amendment 2).