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Summary of Missouri's 1998 Elections

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Publication Date: December 1999

Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)

Author(s): Rebecca Moog

Topic: Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Type: Report

Coverage: Missouri


The 1998 Missouri elections comprised one statewide race (State Auditor) and 180 legislative races (163 House and 17 Senate). The Statewide Auditors race was contested and had no incumbent seeking re-election. Of the 180 legislative races, 134 or 74.4% were contested, leaving 46 or 25.5% uncontested. The legislature also had 18 open races with no incumbent seeking re-election. Incumbents won 152 or 84.4%, of these legislative races and challengers won only 11 or 6%.