Incumbents are in CAPS. (R) indicates GOP pickup; (D) indicates Dem pickup; X indicates the seat was retained by the incumbent party. NOTE: Only third party candidates who receive 5% or more of the vote are included.CD Candidates Vote % Vote In GOP Dem —————————————————————————————- MO 01 CLAY (D) 134,295 73% 100% X Hamlin (R) 43,260 24 —————————————————————————————- MO 02 AKIN (R) 179,731 68% 100% X Lieber (D) 77,249 29 —————————————————————————————- MO 03 CARNAHAN (D) 99,011 49% 100% X Martin (R) 94,593 47 —————————————————————————————- MO 04 SKELTON (D) 101,507 45% 100% Hartzler (R) 113,500 50 (R) —————————————————————————————- MO 05 CLEAVER (D) 101,076 53% 100% X Turk (R) 84,415 44 —————————————————————————————- MO 06 GRAVES (R) 153,973 69% 100% X Hylton (D) 67,717 31 —————————————————————————————- MO 07 Long (R) 140,260 64% 100% X Eckersley (D) 67,073 30 —————————————————————————————- MO 08 EMERSON (R) 128,515 65% 99% X Sowers (D) 56,362 29 —————————————————————————————- MO 09 LUETKEMEYER (R) Unopposed X —————————————————————————————-
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"Senate Democrats on Thursday failed in their first attempt to save the state and local tax deduction, which helps many residents of California and other high-cost states reduce their federal income tax bills. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 52-47 to reject an amendment that would have prevented the Senate from considering any bill that repeals or limits the deduction as part of a planned tax overhaul."
"President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski appeared on Capitol Hill for a closed-door interview with the Senate intelligence committee Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the matter. Lewandowski is the latest senior official in Trump's orbit who has met with the committee as part of its investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign."
"A growing number of key Republicans are sending this message to the leaders of the congressional committees investigating potential Trump campaign collusion with the Russians: Wrap it up soon. In the House and Senate, several Republicans who sit on key committees are starting to grumble that the investigations have spanned the better part of the past nine months, contending that the Democratic push to extend the investigation well into next year could amount to a fishing expedition."
After initially promising it in August, "President Trump said Monday that he will declare a national emergency next week to address the opioid epidemic." When asked, he also "declined to express confidence in Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), his nominee for drug czar, in the wake of revelations that the lawmaker helped steer legislation making it harder to act against giant drug companies."