Last Thursday, I went through the list of paired incumbents and since then, we’ve seen some resolutions to these situations. So let’s narrow the list a bit.
First, the big news that deserves to be above the fold is that Mary Still will challenge Kurt Schaefer in SD19. Which makes the 19th a marquee Senate Race in this cycle.
Chris Kelly has mentioned the 45th district (opened by Still’s departure) as suiting him best. So presumably the 50th district pairing is 99% resolved with Still opening up the 45th for Kelly. Which means the Democratic candidates eyeing the 48th (Stamper, Copenhaver, etc) can move forward unobstructed.
24 Mike Talboy (D-Kansas City), Judy Morgan (D-Kansas City)
Hearing that Judy Morgan will step aside for Mike Talboy in this seat.
36 Jason Holsman (D-Kansas City), Kevin McManus (D-Kansas City)
89 Rick Stream (R-Kirkwood) and John Diehl (R-Town and County)
92 Genise Montecillo (D-STL County), Scott Sifton (D-STL County)
110 Paul Curtman (R-Pacific), Tim Jones (R-Eureka)
148 Ellen Brandom (R-Sikeston), Steve Hodges (D-East Prairie)
Brandom to SD25, Hodges to HD149. Enjoy your open seat, Sikeston-Charleston!
160 Bill Lant (R-Joplin), Bill Reiboldt (R-Neosho)
21 Tom McDonald (D-Independence), Ira Anders (D-Independence)
Heard a solid rumor of a resolution, will probably be official in a few days.
50 Caleb Jones (R-California), Chris Kelly (D-Columbia)
If you missed it above the fold, Kelly is likely to go to the 45th after he spent a few days looking at the 48th.
87 Stacy Newman (D-STL Co), Susan Carlson (D-STL Co)
So I think that means Susan Carlson is running in the 87th and the next open district is the 83rd, it appears. And i’m having to compensate for the OA Redistricting site skipping out on us on a Friday.
88 Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur), Tracy McCreery (D-STL Co)
100 Don Gosen (R-Chesterfield), Sue Allen (R-Town and County), and Andrew Koenig (R-Winchester)
Up in the Air:
2 Casey Guernsey (R-Bethany), Glen Klippenstein (R-Maysville)
67 Sylvester Taylor (D-Black Jack), Steve Webb (D-Florissant)
76 Jamilah Nasheed (D-STL), Karla May (D-STL), and Chris Carter (D-STL)
85 Clem Smith (D-Velda Village Hills), Sharon Pace (D-Northwoods)
One source i’ve found mentions several rumored races..
* – Taylor v. Webb to happen.
* – Nasheed to run for the Senate v. Robin Wright Jones (Jamilah Nasheed’s Twitter mentions Jeff Smith as the last great leader in STL in the Senate, which I believe is part of the “subtly jab your future opponent before announcing” part of a campaign)
* – Karla May to move to another district (to the South?).
* – Sharon Pace to move to the 74th take on Churie Spreng.
So none of that is quite confirmed (IOW, none of this can be found as official or mentioned from another source yet), but I’d imagine at least 2 or 3 of those items happen.
119 Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan), Dave Hinson (R-St. Clair)
152 Kent Hampton (R-Malden), Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff)
5 Tom Shively (D-Shelbyville), Lindell Shumake (R-Hannibal)
43 Jay Houghton (R-Martinsburg), John Cauthorn (R-Mexico)
57 Scott Largent (R-Clinton), Wanda Brown (R-Lincoln)
97 Gary Fuhr (R-STL County), John McCaherty (R-High Ridge)
103 Doug Funderburk (R-St. Peters), Kurt Bahr (R-St. Charles)
118 Ben Harris (D-Hillsboro), Paul Fitzwater (R-Potosi)
133 Thomas Long (R-Battlefield), Eric Burlison (R-Springfield)
163 Charlie Davis (R-Webb City), Tom Flanigan (R-Carthage)
And remember, the maps came out under 10 days ago. So there’s still more to come.