On June 4th, the special congressional election in Missouri’s 8th district was held was held. The reason for it was due to the resignation of Representative Jo Ann Emerson January 22nd to become the President and CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Republican Jason Smith, a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, easily cruised to victory. Democrat Steve Hodges came in second with Constitution Party candidate Doug Enyart coming in third and with Libertarian Bill Slantz placing fourth. Additionally, three write-in candidates ran. Thomas Brown received 85 votes, Robert W. George received 73 votes and Wayne L. Byington received 25 votes, for a combined total of 0.2% of the vote among the write-ins.
|2013 Missouri 8th congressional district special election|
Note: Post election statements from the two-third party candidates on the ballot will be published on IPR as soon as they are released.