Missouri State Profile

Election Schedule

State Primary:2014-8-5

Election Vitals

Governor:Jay Nixon (D) unable to seek re-election 2016 due to term limits
Senator:Claire McCaskill (D) re-election 2018
Senator:Roy Blunt (R) re-election 2016

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 51.1%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 47.5%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 44.3%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 51.2%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 40.0%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 60.0%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 47.8%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 51.8%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 44.1%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 33.9%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 47.5%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 41.2%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 47.1%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 50.4%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 47.4%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 52.1%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 49.3%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 49.4%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 44.4%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 53.8%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mel Carnahan Democratic 1,224,801 57.2%
Margaret Kelly Republican 866,268 40.4%
J. Mark Oglesby Libertarian 51,432 2.4%
1996 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mel Carnahan Democratic 347,488 81.6%
Ruth Redel Democratic 33,452 7.9%
Edwin Howald Democratic 29,890 7.0%
Nicholas Clement Democratic 14,940 3.5%
1996 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Margaret Kelly Republican 219,435 77.7%
John Swenson Republican 29,675 10.5%
David Brown Republican 18,755 6.6%
Lester Duggan Jr. Republican 14,448 5.1%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christopher Bond Republican 830,625 52.7%
Jeremiah Nixon Democratic 690,208 43.8%
Tamara Millay Libertarian 31,876 2.0%
Curt Frazier Taxpayers 15,368 1.0%
James Newport Reform 8,780 0.6%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeremiah Nixon Democratic 200,339 66.5%
James Askew Democratic 57,364 19.1%
Daniel Dodson Democratic 19,257 6.4%
Bob Buck Democratic 14,774 4.9%
Andrew Ostrowski Democratic 9,389 3.1%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christopher Bond Republican 213,569 86.9%
Joyce Lea Republican 9,685 3.9%
Joseph France Republican 6,178 2.5%
John Alsup Republican 5,824 2.4%
Douglas Jones Republican 5,596 2.3%
Joseph Schwan Republican 4,991 2.0%
2000 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Holden Democratic 1,152,752 49.1%
Jim Talent Republican 1,131,307 48.2%
Larry Rice Independent 34,431 1.5%
John Swenson Libertarian 11,274 0.5%
Lavoy Reed Green 9,008 0.4%
Richard Kline Reform 4,916 0.2%
Richard Smith Constitution 3,142 0.1%
2000 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Talent Republican 296,159 84.5%
Jennie Sievers Republican 33,674 9.6%
Elgar Macy Republican 20,681 5.9%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mel Carnahan Democratic 1,191,812 50.5%
John Ashcroft Republican 1,142,852 48.4%
Evaline Taylor Green 10,612 0.4%
Grant Stauffer Libertarian 10,198 0.4%
Hugh Foley Reform 4,166 0.2%
Charles Dockins Natural law 1,933 0.1%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mel Carnahan Democratic 323,841 78.2%
Ronald Wagganer Democratic 90,251 21.8%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Ashcroft Republican 327,442 89.6%
Marc Perkel Republican 38,103 10.4%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Talent Republican 935,032 49.8%
Jean Carnahan Democratic 913,778 48.7%
Tamara Millay Libertarian 18,345 1.0%
Daniel Romano Green 10,465 0.6%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jean Carnahan Democratic 368,149 83.2%
Darrel Day Democratic 74,237 16.8%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Talent Republican 395,994 89.6%
Joseph May Republican 18,525 4.2%
Doris Landfather Republican 14,074 3.2%
Scott Babbitt Republican 7,705 1.7%
Martin Lindstedt Republican 5,773 1.3%
2004 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Matt Blunt Republican 1,382,419 50.8%
Claire McCaskill Democratic 1,301,442 47.9%
John Swenson Libertarian 24,378 0.9%
Robert Wells Constitution 11,299 0.4%
2004 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Claire McCaskill Democratic 437,780 51.6%
Bob Holden Democratic 383,734 45.3%
Jim LePage Democratic 16,761 2.0%
Jeffery Emrick Democratic 9,473 1.1%
2004 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Matt Blunt Republican 534,393 88.4%
Karen Lee Skelton-Memh Republican 26,089 4.3%
Jennie Sievers Republican 18,733 3.1%
Jeff Killian Republican 10,423 1.7%
Roy Lang Republican 8,750 1.4%
Martin Lindstedt Republican 6,369 1.1%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kit Bond Republican 1,518,089 56.1%
Nancy Farmer Democratic 1,158,261 42.8%
Kevin Tull Libertarian 19,648 0.7%
Don Griffin Constitution 10,404 0.4%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Nancy Farmer Democratic 544,830 73.7%
Charles Berry Democratic 143,229 19.4%
Ronald Bonar Democratic 51,375 6.9%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christopher Bond Republican 541,998 88.1%
Mike Steger Republican 73,354 11.9%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Claire McCaskill Democratic 1,055,255 49.6%
Jim Talent Republican 1,006,941 47.3%
Frank Gilmour Libertarian 47,792 2.2%
Lydia Lewis Progressive 18,383 0.9%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Claire McCaskill Democratic 282,767 80.8%
Bill Young Democratic 67,173 19.2%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Talent Republican 289,573 88.9%
Scott Babbitt Republican 13,189 4.0%
Joyce Lea Republican 11,705 3.6%
Isaiah Hair Republican 6,415 2.0%
Roxie Fausnaught Republican 4,900 1.5%
2008 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Nixon Democratic 1,680,611 58.4%
Kenny Hulshof Republican 1,136,364 39.5%
Andrew Finkenstadt Libertarian 31,850 1.1%
Gregory Thompson Constitution 28,941 1.0%
2008 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeremiah Nixon Democratic 304,181 85.0%
Daniel Carroll Democratic 53,835 15.0%
2008 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kenny Hulshof Republican 194,616 49.2%
Sarah Steelman Republican 176,847 44.7%
Scott Long Republican 18,754 4.7%
Jennie Sievers Republican 5,668 1.4%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roy Blunt Republican 1,054,160 54.2%
Robin Carnahan Democratic 789,736 40.6%
Jonathan Dine Libertarian 58,663 3.0%
Jerry Beck Constitution 41,309 2.1%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Robin Carnahan Democratic 266,349 83.9%
Richard Tolbert Democratic 33,731 10.6%
Francis Vangeli Democratic 17,511 5.5%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roy Blunt Republican 411,040 70.9%
Chuck Purgason Republican 75,663 13.1%
Kristi Nichols Republican 40,744 7.0%
Deborah Solomon Republican 15,099 2.6%
Hector Maldonado Republican 8,731 1.5%
Davis Conway Republican 8,525 1.5%
Bob Praprotnik Republican 8,047 1.4%
Tony Laszacs Republican 6,309 1.1%
Mike Vontz Republican 5,190 0.9%
2012 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Nixon Democratic 1,494,056 54.8%
Dave Spence Republican 1,160,265 42.5%
Jim Higgins Libertarian 73,509 2.7%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Claire McCaskill Democratic 1,494,125 54.8%
Todd Akin Republican 1,066,159 39.1%
Jonathan Dine Libertarian 165,468 6.1%

State Demographics

Population 6,021,988
Percentage White 82.7%
Percentage Black 11.5%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.5%
Percentage Asian 1.7%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.1%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.4%
Percentage Other Race 1.2%
 
Percentage Hispanic 3.7%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 80.5%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 11.4%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.5%
 
Median Household Income $45,321
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 39.8%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 16.2%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 8.6%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 34.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 60.8%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.3%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 14.7%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 45.9%
Percentage with a College Degree 26.4%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 34.5%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 25.0%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 13.6%
 
Unemployment rate 5.9%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.4%
 
Percentage Married Couples 47.7%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 17.7%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.3%

Last updated 12:16am December 26, 2014