Missouri - U.S. House, District 4

as of November 1

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Ike Skelton

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: December 20, 1931
  • Residence: Lexington, MO

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Vicky Hartzler

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: October 13, 1960
  • Residence: Harrisonville, MO

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Previous Results

    Missouri U.S. House (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Ike Skelton DEM 200,009 65.9%
    Jeff Parnell REP 103,446 34.1%

    U.S. President: Missouri (2008)

    Data reflect statewide results.
    Candidate Party Votes %
    John McCain REP 1,445,814 49.4%
    Barack Obama DEM 1,441,911 49.3%
    Ralph Nader IND 17,813 0.6%
    Bob Barr LIB 11,386 0.4%
    Chuck Baldwin CON 8,201 0.3%

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Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Nov 1, 2010

New NPR Rating

Lean-D (was Toss-up)

    Oct 27, 2010

    New CQ - Roll Call Rating

    Toss-up (was Lean-D)

      Oct 22, 2010

      New Rothenberg Political Report Rating

      Toss-up (was Lean-D)

        New Cook Political Report Rating

        Toss-up (was Lean-D)

          Sep 8, 2010

          GOP Could Oust Long-Serving Skelton

          Unlike most of the Democrats who are running scared this year, Ike Skelton is not a newbie to Capitol Hill. First elected to Congress in 1976, Skelton is one of the few Democratic old-timers who survived 1980 and 1994 and are still around. But his district has been trending Republican for years, with George W. Bush and John McCain both receiving more than 60 percent of the vote in the last two presidential elections. Skelton, aware of the threat, surprised his party by voting against the health care bill -- a rare move by someone in the leadership (he chairs the Armed Services Committee). Vicky Hartzler, a former state representative, has a chance to oust him. -Ken Rudin

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