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10:20 p.m. Tuesday

Trudy Busch Valentine has won the Missouri Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate with 38.3% of the vote for a total of 155,961 votes. Lucas Kunce was the runner-up with 38.3% of the votes, a total of 138,012 votes. Busch Valentine will oppose Eric Schmitt in the November election.

Mark Alford won the Republican Primary nomination for Missouri House District 4 with 36.5% of the votes. Rick Brattin was the runner-up with 21.3%. The Democratic candidate, Jack Truman, ran uncontested.

In Missouri House District 7, Eric Burlison was called the winner of the GOP Primary. Burlison had 38.1% of the votes for a total of 33,445 votes. The runner-up was Jay Wasson with 22.8% of the votes. For the Democratic primary Kristen Radaker-Sheafer won with 63.3% of the votes, with 11,083 votes.

9:30 p.m. Tuesday

Current Senator Roy Blunt issued congratulations to Eric Schmitt on winning the Primary nomination to take Blunt’s position in the Senate. Blunt was not running for re-election.

“I congratulate Eric Schmitt, his family, and his entire team for their victory tonight,” Blunt said in a statement posted to Twitter. “Eric has drawn a clear contrast between D.C. Democrats’ failed policies that have left families struggling with higher costs and more uncertainty about the future, and the Republican plan to strengthen our economy, restore our energy independence, and keep America safe.”

Hartzler conceded the race, thanking her staff shortly after the race was called.

Eric Greitens gave a speech after the race was called, saying “God has a plan. It doesn’t always work on our timeline. Sometimes we have to practice patience.”

9:15 p.m. Tuesday

Missouri Senator Josh Hawley congratulated Eric Schmitt on winning the Primary earlier tonight, saying “now on to victory in November”.

The West Plains Capital Improvement tax passed with 1,019 voting yes and 574 voting no.

9:00 p.m. Tuesday

AP has called that Eric Schmitt has won the U.S. Senate GOP Primary. With about 39% of the votes counted, Schmitt has 44.9% of the votes with the next closest candidate, Vicky Hartzler, with 23.2%.

Barry County has announced Steve Blankenship has won the Presiding Commissioner vote with 2,035 votes. Chad Johnson was the runner up with 1,973 votes, and Andrew Henbest had 1,038 votes.

8:30 p.m. Tuesday

Though the race for the U.S. Senate Republican ticket is far from over, U.S. Representative Billy Long, who currently represents the 7th district but left that seat for a Senate run, tweeted that he called Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and “congratulated him on a big #MOSen victory tonight and offered my full endorsement and cooperation going forward. Anything I can do to help I will and he and his great team know that. On (to) November!”

As of 8:33 p.m. Tuesday, with 8% of precincts reporting, Eric Schmitt is leading the race with 42% of the vote. Vicky Hartzler trails with 26% of the vote.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday

In the first 1% of reporting, Eric Schmitt is leading the polls for U.S. Senate Republican nomination, at 861 votes. Vicky Hartzler is behind Schmitt with 680 votes.

On the Democratic ballot, Trudy Busch Valentine is leading with 1,058 votes ahead of Lucas Kunce who’s garnered 554 votes.

In the first release of unofficial absentee ballot results for Barry County, Billy Long is leading in Republican Party nominations for US Senator with just five more votes than Eric Schmitt, the second most voted candidate for the position. For the Republican Party nomination of US Representative District 7, Jay Wasson is leading with 27.12% of the votes, with Mike Moon at 24.75% and Eric Burlison at 23.39%.

These are only the first batch of votes to come in for Barry County exclusively, representing about 5.88% of total precinct reporting.

5:00 p.m. Tuesday

Missouri Capitol Bureau Reporter Emily Manley said at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday that Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft told her of the four million registered voters in the state, he expects less than 1.2 million to cast their vote in the primary election.

Tuesday night, U.S. Senate candidate for the Republican ticket Vicky Hartzler will host a watch party an hour south of Kansas City in Garden City, while Eric Greitens and Eric Schmitt will be watching results come in from parties in the St. Louis area. KOLR 10 Investigative Reporter Lauren Barnas reached out to candidate Billy Long, but no information about a watch party for Long’s campaign was released.

Republican Eric Burlison, candidate for U.S. House District 7 is hosting a watch party in Ozark Tuesday. Jay Wasson, who polls show is neck-and-neck with Burlison for the GOP nomination told Ozarks First he planned to watch race results from home Tuesday.

KOLR 10 and Ozarks Fox Reporter Sydney Moran reports live from Marshfield. Webster County is one of the counties in U.S. House District 4. Vicky Hartzler is leaving her seat representing that district to run for U.S. Senate. There are seven Republican candidates in the primary race and one Democrat.

3:00 p.m. Tuesday

Republican primary candidate for U.S. Senate Eric Greitens and Democratic primary candidate for U.S. Senate Trudy Busch-Valentine voted at polling places in the St. Louis area Tuesday.

Greitens was one of two Republican candidates named Eric who thanked former President Donald Trump for his endorsement after Trump released an endorsement for simply “ERIC.” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt also claimed the former president endorsed him.

A poll released July 26 showed Busch-Valentine with a slight lead in the Democratic primary over Marine veteran Lucas Kunce.

2:15 p.m. Tuesday

The Greene County Clerk’s office is reporting an approximate 14 percent voter turnout for the county so far. The director said this morning that they were hoping for the mid-30s by the time polls close.

2:00 p.m. Tuesday

Ozarks First Capitol Bureau reporter Emily Manley spoke with Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and was told it’s been a “really quiet day.” According to Manley, Ashcroft followed that statement by knocking on wood.

12:50 p.m. Tuesday

If you’re trying to figure out where you should be voting, don’t forget that you can look up your polling location by entering your address into the Missouri Secretary of State’s simple online tool. Alternatively, you can go to one of the central polling locations regardless of your address in Greene County:

  • Missouri State Davis-Harrington Welcome Center, 1148 E. Bear Blvd.
  • Mercy Hospital, 1235 E. Cherokee St.
  • City Utilities Transit Center, 211 N. Main Ave.
  • CoxHealth Medical Center South, 3801 S. National Ave.

There are 75 assigned polling locations throughout Greene County.

11:00 a.m. Tuesday

Jay Wasson, one of the Republican candidates for House of Representatives District 7, cast his vote at an elementary school in Ozark. District 7 includes Greene, Christian, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Lawrence counties. Other candidates for the position include:


  • Sam Alexander
  • Alex Bryant
  • Eric Burlison
  • Camille Lombardi-Olive
  • Mike Moon
  • Audrey Richards
  • Paul Walker


  • Bryce F. Lockwood
  • Kirsten Radaker-Shaefer
  • John M. Woodman


  • Kevin Craig

7:15 a.m. Tuesday

KOLR10 Reporter Joshua Pineda reports that the polling center at MSU may be slow for the time being because the school year hasn’t started. The polling center at MSU’s Davis-Harrington Welcome Center is a central polling station, which means that any Greene County resident can vote there rather than having to go to the polling station assigned to their address.

6:46 a.m. Tuesday

If you’re trying to get ahead of the heat today, KOLR10 Meteorologist T.J. Springer suggests you vote sooner rather than later.

6:30 a.m. Tuesday

Polls are open in Greene County. If you’re looking for your voting location, you can look it up on the Missouri Security of State website. If you’re in line before 7 p.m. tonight, you can vote in time.

Polls at the Davis-Harrington Welcome Center at Missouri State University