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Dempsey wins special election for state Senate

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Senator-elect Tom Dempsey

By AP/KWMU

St. Charles, Mo. – State Representative Tom Dempsey has won a seat to the Missouri state Senate.

The St. Charles Republican easily beat Democrat Ed Abbelbaum in a special election Tuesday, 56-44%.

Dempsey will take the seat that Chuck Gross recently gave up to take a job with St. Charles County government.

The result also means another special election now will have to be held to fill Dempsey's House seat.

Special Election - Sep. 4, 2007
MO Senate 23rd District
Candidate Votes (%)
Tom Dempsey (R) 6,671 (56%)
Ed Appelbaum (D) 5,199 (44%)

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