Perhaps the primary stripped away Kenny Hulshof's money.
Or maybe it was the fact that Missourians could no longer vote a straight ticket.
The Springfield News-Leader's Chad Livengood has an examination of what Republicans feel are the reasons for Hulshof's loss to Jay Nixon in the governor's race Tuesday.
The article even features one party official who thinks the elimination of straight ticket voting confused older people.
Or maybe they just were not thrilled with Kenny Hulshof.