A Democrat wins running for an open seat in a legislative district which was previously held by a republican (Gary Cross – term limited out) who was a reliable vote for republican party ideology.
How is that done in a district held by a republican for eight years? Talk to voters. Listen. Knock on doors, a lot of doors. Talk to even more voters. Address their real concerns. Out work the opposition. Repeat. Get out the vote.
It really worked. The results:
State of Missouri – General Election, November 06, 2018
State Representative – District 35
20 of 20 Precincts Reported
Tom Lovell Republican 8,005 46.862%
Keri Ingle Democratic 9,077 53.138%
Total Votes: 17,082
Tom Lovell Republican 7,724
Keri Ingle Democratic 7,965
Tom Lovell Republican 281
Keri Ingle Democratic 1,112
That’s how change happens. District by district.
Keri Ingle (D) – 35th Legislative District – retail politics (August 19, 2018)