General Election 2016

Crystal Quade
Han Zhao / KSMU

Crystal Quade helped Democrats avoid a Republican sweep in Greene County Tuesday and kept blue the seat currently held by term-limited Charlie Norr. 

Quade says that joining a legislature with a Republican super majority means she’ll need to be able to work across the aisle.

“So that’s going to be my first step is to build those relationships so that whenever I start filing my bills, hopefully soon, so I can have bipartisan support on the issues that are important to me,” Quade continued.

Curtis Trent
Danisha Hogue

Six of the seven races for Missouri House appearing on Greene County ballots went to the Republican candidates on Tuesday.

Curtis Trent is the winner in District 133 after receiving 68 percent of the vote. The Springfield native joined with hundreds of supporters and other Republican candidates for a watch party at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center Tuesday night.

Updated at 1 a.m. Nov. 9 with final results - The attempts to raise cigarette and tobacco taxes for roads or early childhood education went down to defeat.

Arkansas has joined the growing list of states where medical marijuana is legal despite warnings from Gov. Asa Hutchinson and other opponents who said use of the drug will lead to increased regulatory costs and healthcare woes.

Josh Hawley
Han Zhao / KSMU

Josh Hawley has declared victory in his quest for Missouri’s next attorney general, celebrating with supporters Tuesday night in Springfield.

At the time of the remarks, with 70 percent of precincts reporting, the Republican candidate led Democratic opponent and prosecutor Teresa Hensley by close to 30 points. 

“I am pleased to say that we believe we have won this race tonight,” stated Hawley.