Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Greitens takes early lead in GOP governor's race

Former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens has the early lead in the four-way battle for the Republican nomination for governor.

Results from the secretary of state's office show Greitens with 371 votes to 335 for businessman John Brunner, 205 for former Speaker of the House Catherine Hanaway and 181 for Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.

In the other GOP races, Josh Hawley has the early lead for attorney general over Kurt Schaefer 611 to 412, Mike Parson is leading Bev Randles for lieutenant governor 559 to 460, and Jay Ashcroft is ahead in the secretary of state race with 720 votes to 301 for Will Kraus.

Billy Long is defeating all of the other candidates in the Seventh District Congressional race with 337 votes. His nearest competitor, retired educator Mary Byrne, has 66 votes.

On the Democratic side, the attorney general race is tied with Jake Zimmerman and Teresa Hensley each recording 81 votes.

Judy Baker leads Pat Contreras for secretary of state 103 to 56.

In the Seventh District, Genevieve Williams has 30 votes to 15 for Stephen Reed.

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