Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe on Tuesday won the Republican primary, securing his spot as the GOP nominee in his bid to keep his seat.
Kehoe defeated three other Republicans with little name recognition.
Kehoe ascended to lieutenant governor during a reshuffling of statewide officials. Gov. Mike Parson had been serving as lieutenant governor until former Republican Gov. Eric Greitens resigned in scandal in 2018.
After Parson took over as governor, he named Kehoe to replace him as lieutenant governor. Kehoe had been serving in leadership in the state Senate.
Voters in November will get a chance to weigh in on whether they think Parson chose the right person to serve as the state's second-in-command.
In Missouri, gubernatorial candidates don't run on the same ticket as candidates for lieutenant governor.