Missouri - U.S. Senate

as of October 25

The Candidates

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Robin Carnahan

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: August 4, 1961
  • Residence: St. Louis, MO

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Roy Blunt

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: January 10, 1950
  • Residence: Strafford, MO

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Previous Results

    Missouri U.S. Senate (2004)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Kit Bond REP 1,518,089 56.1%
    Nancy Farmer DEM 1,158,261 42.8%
    Kevin Tull LIB 19,648 0.7%
    Don Griffin CON 10,404 0.4%

    U.S. President: Missouri (2008)

    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%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 25, 2010

New Rothenberg Political Report Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Oct 24, 2010

    New Cook Political Report Rating

    Lean-R (was Toss-up)

      Sep 9, 2010

      GOP Takes Lead In Show Me State

      Incumbent Kit Bond (R), first elected in 1986, is retiring. The race has been pretty much set in place all year. The Republican candidate is Rep. Roy Blunt, the former House majority whip whose son Matt served one term as governor. Democrats have put up Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, whose father served as governor and whose mother was appointed to the Senate after Gov. Carnahan was elected senator posthumously in 2000. Elections in Missouri have been extremely close in recent cycles, and for awhile it was expected that this race would follow in that path. But with the numbers for Obama -- who narrowly lost the Show Me State in 2008 -- showing widespread unpopularity, the GOP is favored to keep the seat. And this frustrates Democrats, who argue that Blunt -- as part of the Republican House leadership that was rejected by voters in 2006 and again in 2008 -- is offering a return to a discredited past.
      -Ken Rudin

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