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Missouri voters reject teacher tenure measure

Missouri voters on Tuesday rejected a closely watched proposed constitutional amendment to limit Missouri teacher-tenure protections while tying evaluations for educators to student performance data.

McConnell wins Ky. as GOP bids for Senate majority

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell won a hard-fought sixth term Tuesday, putting him a step closer to his lifelong dream of becoming majority leader and getting the GOP off to a good start in its goal of taking control of the Senate.

GOP takes W.Va. seat, aims for Senate control

Resurgent Republicans captured a West Virginia Senate seat long in Democratic hands and bid for control of the Senate and a tighter grip on the House Tuesday in elections shaped by widespread voter discontent with President Barack Obama.

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Area election results for Nov. 4, 2014

Polls across Missouri close at 7 p.m. Results will be posted as they become available.

National election news for Nov. 4, 2014

The Associated Press files updated video reports on the Nov. 4, 2014, national elections.

Budget, teacher measures being decided by Missouri voters

Missouri voters were deciding Tuesday on four proposed constitutional changes that could affect public schools, state finances, child sex-abuse prosecutions and the way people vote in future elections.

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Voters holding their noses, hoping for change

Coast to coast, voters cast ballots with an audible harrumph on Tuesday — many of them unhappy with their choices and doubtful things will get better no matter who wins.

Republicans seek Senate control, bigger House edge

Republicans challenged Democrats for control of the Senate and sought to pad their majority in the House on Tuesday in elections shaped by widespread voter discontent with President Barack Obama.

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Unusual election on tap — Polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

When it comes to voters statewide, the question isn’t so much who you’re voting for, but what? This election cycle finds Missouri with just one statewide elected office — auditor — on the ballot. Instead, voters statewide are being greeted by a series of ballot questions aimed at specific issues.

Luetkemeyer keeps 3rd District

Republican incumbent Blaine Luetkemeyer has won his fourth term for the District 3 congressional seat.

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34 percent turnout predicted for voting in Cole County

Working his last election as Cole County clerk, Marvin Register is predicting 34 percent of registered voters in the county will cast a ballot Tuesday.

Advertising issues heat up races

After 7 p.m. Tuesday, political advertising is meaningless — because the polls will be closed and voters’ choices made.

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Experiences shape contest for Cole County circuit judge

Brian Stumpe began thinking about running for Cole County circuit judge as incumbent Pat Joyce was considering not seeking a third term. But Joyce decided to campaign for a third, six-year term on the circuit court bench.

Qualifications to be a judge

During almost any hotly contested election, qualifications for an office can become an issue.

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Women are the target on campaign's final weekend

Their grip on the Senate majority slipping, anxious Democrats aggressively courted female voters Saturday on the final weekend of a midterm campaign that will decide the balance of power in Congress and statehouses during President Barack Obama's final years in office.