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Or, if one job doesn’t quite work out, there’ll be another.

Official Election Returns

State of Missouri Primary Election  – 2010 Primary Election

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

As announced by the Board of State Canvassers

on Tuesday, August 24, 2010

State Senator – District 6 – Summary

Precincts Reporting 111 of 111

Otto, Harry REP 3,282 10.6%

Deeken, Bill REP 5,133 16.6%

Jones, Kenny REP 10,201 33.0%

Kehoe, Mike REP 12,250 39.7%

Total Votes   30,866

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Ouch, fourth out of four.

But, this being republican politics in the State of Missouri, something will work out:

New Deputy State Auditor brings 40+ years experience

by Ryan Famuliner on January 18, 2011

New State Auditor Tom Schweich says he made a concentrated effort to bring some people on his staff with some extensive private and public work experience.

Harry Otto worked for the Department of Revenue before moving into the private sector early in his 40-year career. He eventually became the president of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants….

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Oh, the irony!:

A $10,000 campaign contribution and irony impairment in the 6th Senate District (June 25, 2010)

….The irony impairment? From a September 22, 2009 article in the Jefferson City News Tribune, reproduced at Harry Otto’s campaign web site:

“….I do expect to be outspent in this campaign,” Otto said, “but I don’t expect to be outworked.

“I don’t think this office ought to be purchased.  I think it ought to be earned.”  He said he’s not afraid of a fiveman primary race….


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Uh, Harry, you might want to check with your new boss about that. Though it appears that you both get the $10,000.00 increment thing.