Elections 2012

Tri States Public Radio and NPR News will provide you with updated stories from all of our local and national elections between now and November. The NPR News element below will be updated constantly, and will sometimes provide live coverage and audio from important events leading up to the November elections. You can find all of our local coverage after the jump.

Election 2012 News From NPR


Northeast Missouri/Burlington
11:31 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Election Results - August 7, 2012


Democratic Primary

Western Commissioner (choose 1)

Paul Brotherton - 195 votes (42%)

Ed Knupp - 139 votes (30%)

Roger Sedore (Incumbent) - 130 votes (28%)

Republican Primary

Eastern Commissioner (choose 1)

Henry Dienst - 179 votes (69%)

Larry Saxton - 81 votes (31%)

Extension of Road Use Sales Tax

Yes - 714 votes (71%)

No - 296 votes (29%)


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Will Chair Citizen's Party
12:35 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Bushnell Mayor Won't Seek Re-election

Mayor Steve Russell

Bushnell voters won't see a familiar name on their ballots next April.

Mayor Steve Russell will not  seek another term. He spent a lot of time considering his decision.

He says, “I figured it's time for a new person to see what they can do for Bushnell.”

NEMO Has Few Contested, Local Races
12:08 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Missouri Primary – August 7

The ballot for the August 7 primary election in Missouri is rather top heavy as there are plenty of contested races for federal and statewide office: U.S. Senator, Governor, Lt. Governor.

Most of the local races are uncontested, though, with the exception of two in Clark County.

Incumbent Roger Sedore (D) is being challenged for his seat as Western District Commissioner by Paul Brotherton (D) and Ed Knupp (D).

Larry Saxton (R) and Henry Dienst (R) will square off in the primary for the opportunity to face Eastern District Commissioner Jerry Neyens (D) in November.

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Bill Knight - July 5
10:15 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Wisconsin - One Month After the Recall Election

Bill Knight

A month ago today Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defeated Democrat Tom Barrett and retained his office, as did Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and three of four Republican state senators.

The results were similar to 2010, when Walker beat Barrett 52-46 percent. Handing Walker a 53-46 victory, voters apparently “concluded it is not best to swap horses while crossing the river,” as Lincoln said after winning reelection in 1864.

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Steffen Can Still Get On Ballot
9:00 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Write-In Campaign Falls Short

A potential legislative candidate in southeast Iowa must find another way to get on the November ballot.

Republican Jim Steffen of Argyle announced in late May his intention to run a write-in campaign in Iowa’s 83rd House District.

Lee County Election Coordinator Denise Fraise says Steffen received 107 votes.

She says that would normally be enough votes to move him on to the general election, but the redistricting process has changed that.

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