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The special election to fill a vacancy in the 50th Legislative District was today. The results are in.

Michela Skelton (D) [2017 file photo].

From the Missouri Secretary of State site:

State of Missouri – Special – Legislative District 50 – August 8, 2017
Unofficial Results
as of 8/8/2017 9:25:50 PM
Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
State Representative – District 50
27 of 27 Precincts Reported

Sara Walsh Republican 3,737 52.076%

Michela Skelton Democratic 3,439 47.924%
 
Total Votes:7,176

298 vote margin. That was close.

That’s what an unapologetic Democratic candidate and a disciplined campaign can do in what was considered a “safe” republican district.