The special election to fill a vacancy in the 50th Legislative District was today. The results are in.
From the Missouri Secretary of State site:
State of Missouri – Special – Legislative District 50 – August 8, 2017
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%
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.