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Via the Missouri Secretary of State web site:

UNOFFICIAL Candidate Filing List
2018 Primary Election
(Name, Mailing Address and Date/Time Filed as of 3/27/2018 5:00:00 p.m.)

Offices Republican Democratic Libertarian Green Constitution Total

U.S. Senator 11 7 1 2 0 21

State Auditor 4 1 1 1 1 8

U.S. Representative 18 22 10 2 1 53

State Senator 26 23 3 1 0 53

State Representative 208 189 14 6 1 418

Circuit Judge 51 21 0 0 0 72

Total 318 263 29 12 3 625

Interesting. Eleven republicans have filed to challenge Claire McCaskill (D) for the U.S. Senate. A handful of those republicans have actually raised some money. Claire McCaskill has six challengers in her primary. Hope springs eternal in a few hearts, eh?

Four republicans have filed to challenge State Auditor Nicole Galloway (D) who doesn’t have a primary opponent. The fringe parties have managed to field candidates as well.

In the eight U.S. House of Representative races five of the incumbents (one Democrat and four republicans) managed to draw primary opponents and will be facing general election opponents – if they make it through those primaries. Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D – 5th Congressional District), Representative Sam Graves (r – 6th Congressional District), and Representative Jason Smith (r – 8th Congressional District) do not have primary opponents but will have general election opponents.

In sixteen of the seventeen State Senate races there are combinations of primary opponents for some incumbents, a number of fringe party candidates, and a Democratic Party – republican party matchup in the general election. In the 14t Senate District there are three Democratic candidates in the primary. Candidates from other parties did not file in that district.

Of 163 Legislative District (Missouri House of Representatives) races 141 have either general election opponents or primary challengers. Eleven districts have a single republican and no other opponents (4th, 40th, 56th, 58th, 64th, 122nd, 141st, 142nd, 148th, 154th, 158th) and another eleven districts have a single Democrat and no other opponents (22nd, 24th, 25th, 27th, 29th, 45th, 68th, 74th, 78th, 90th, 93rd).

It’s going to be a very, very interesting election year.


First day of candidate filing – 2018 primary (February 27, 2018)

Sometimes after the show they let they little leaguers run the bases while the adults watch from the stands (March 1, 2018)

Well, look who finally filed for office (March 9, 2018)

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D): in (March 16, 2018)

Because Greens think Rep. Martha Stevens (D) isn’t progressive enough? (March 19, 2018)