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Republicans retained control of a senate seat in Southwest Missouri. The seat was left vacant following the death of Republican Senator Larry Gene Taylor. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
Republican Jack Goodman won his senate race here in Southwest Missouri.
He received more than 65 percent of the vote, outdoing his Democratic opponent Nolan McNeill and his Libertarian opponent Robert Hempker.
Goodman will represent Barry, Lawrence, McDonald, Ozark, Stone and Taney counties in the state senate.
Goodman is an attorney who has served in the Missouri House of Representatives since 2002.
Goodman says he wasn't sure how voters would react to his vote in favor of the bill that cut 90 thousand people off Medicaid, the state healthcare program for lower income families.
He says he voted for the bill, which has since become law because it will keep the budget in line while also providing care to the neediest Missourians.
In other legislative races around the state, Republican Jason Smith won over Democrat Bobby Simpson and Libertarian Brent Caudill