Down-ballot statewide races in Missouri have been fighting for the spotlight behind the Big 3 for president, U.S. Senate and governor. But these contests for lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer in some cases have been just as contentious.
Here are six links to reporting at Beyond November to help you assess the down-ballot Missouri races leading up to the Nov. 6 election:
1. After the August primaries, incumbent Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, and Democrat Susan Montee, a former state auditor, failed to agree on a debate. But the contest heated up toward the end. Read and listen to Marshall Griffin’s report at St. Louis Public Radio.
2. Dismissal of Kinder’s Obamacare lawsuit is upheld. Read Jason Rosenbaum’s report at the St. Louis Beacon.
3. Republican candidate for secretary of state Shane Schoeller touts voter photo ID on campaign tour. Read Jason Rosenbaum’s report at the St. Louis Beacon.
4. Schoeller’s Democratic foe, Jason Kander, assails Schoeller on a bill to restrict absentee voting. Read Jo Mannies’ report at the St. Louis Beacon.
5. Republican Ed Martin and Democratic incumbent Chris Koster differ even on what attorney general does. Read Chris McDaniel’s report at St. Louis Public Radio.
6. Incumbent Democrat Clint Zweifel and Republican state Rep. Cole McNary are in a low-profile fight for Missouri treasurer. Read Jason Rosenbaum’s report at the St. Louis Beacon.