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Half of the senate is up for re-election every two years.  State senators are [[term limits|term limited]] to two four-year terms.
 
Half of the senate is up for re-election every two years.  State senators are [[term limits|term limited]] to two four-year terms.
  
Incumbents ran in 7 out of the 17 districts up for re-election.  These include districts # 2, 4, 10, 12, 16, 18 and 22. In the remaining 10 districts, every incumbent is ineligible to run because of term limits.
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Incumbents ran in 7 out of the 17 districts up for re-election.  These include districts # 2, 4, 10, 12, 16, 18 and 22. In the remaining 10 districts, every incumbent was ineligible to run because of term limits.
  
 
: ''See also: [[Missouri State Senate]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''
 
: ''See also: [[Missouri State Senate]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''
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==Majority control==
 
==Majority control==
 
: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
 
: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
Heading into the November 2 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the [[Missouri State Senate]]:
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Heading into the November 2 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the [[Missouri State Senate]]:
 
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: ''See also: [[State legislatures with term limits]]''
 
: ''See also: [[State legislatures with term limits]]''
  
The [[Missouri State Senate]] has been a term-limited state senate since Missouri voters approved [[Missouri State Legislative Term Limits, Amendment 13 (1992)|Amendment 13 in 1992]].  Amendment 13 created [[Article III, Missouri Constitution#Section 8|Section 8 of Article III]] of the [[Missouri Constitution]], limiting state senators to 2 4-year terms.  This is a lifetime limit, as is the case in 5 other states with state legislative term limits. Section 8 was later amended by [[Missouri Partial Terms Don't Count Toward Term Limit Calculations, Amendment 3 (2002)|Amendment 3]] in [[Missouri 2002 ballot measures|2002]] so that it does not apply to partial terms.
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The [[Missouri State Senate]] has been a term-limited state senate since Missouri voters approved [[Missouri State Legislative Term Limits, Amendment 12 (1992)|Amendment 12 in 1992]].  Amendment 12 created [[Article III, Missouri Constitution#Section 8|Section 8 of Article III]] of the [[Missouri Constitution]], limiting state senators to 2 4-year terms.  This is a lifetime limit, as is the case in 5 other states with state legislative term limits. Section 8 was later amended by [[Missouri Term Limit Calculations, Amendment 3 (2002)|Amendment 3]] in [[Missouri 2002 ballot measures|2002]] so that it does not apply to partial terms.
  
Altogether there are 34 [[Missouri State Senator]]s.  In 2010, 10 of them who are [[:Category:Current members of state senates|current members]] were ineligible to run for the senate again in November.  They are:
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Altogether there are 34 [[Missouri State Senator]]s.  In 2010, 10 of them who were [[:Category:Current members of state senates|current members]] were ineligible to run for the senate again in November.  They are:
  
 
'''Democrats (2):'''
 
'''Democrats (2):'''
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{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
 
{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
  
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| align="right" | $6,057,453
 
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In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $12,861,549 in campaign contributions.  The top 10 donors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MO&y=2010&f=S ''Follow the Money'': "Missouri Senate 2010 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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|-
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| Majority Fund Inc
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| align="right" | $707,500
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| Missouri Democratic Party
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| align="right" | $581,925
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| Missouri Republican Party
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| align="right" | $385,311
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| Citizens for Brad Lager
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| align="right" | $347,000
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|-
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| Humphreys, David Craig
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| align="right" | $277,500
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|-
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| Lamping, John T
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| align="right" | $180,003
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|-
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| Engler for Missouri
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| align="right" | $171,383
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| Herzog, Stanley M
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| align="right" | $160,500
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|-
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| Missouri Health & Hospital Association
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| align="right" | $153,650
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|-
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| Missouri Club for Growth
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| align="right" | $144,000
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|}
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==Incumbency==
 
==Incumbency==
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===Unopposed incumbents===
 
===Unopposed incumbents===
  
Only one incumbent (14%), Republican [[Brad Lager]], faced no competition in the November 2 general election and is thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.
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Only one incumbent (14%), Republican [[Brad Lager]], faced no competition in the November 2 general election and was thus guaranteed re-election in November.
  
 
===Primary challenges===
 
===Primary challenges===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 3 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 3 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Scott Rupp]] 15,001 {{won}} Incumbent Rupp has served in the Missouri Senate since 2006.
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:*[[Scott Rupp]] 15,001 {{won}} Incumbent Rupp was first elected in 2006.
 
:*[[Cynthia Davis]] 12,493
 
:*[[Cynthia Davis]] 12,493
  
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 3 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 3 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Joseph Keaveny]] 7,867 {{won}} Incumbent Keaveny has served in the Missouri Senate since November 2009.
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:*[[Joseph Keaveny]] 7,867 {{won}} Incumbent Keaveny was first elected in November 2009.
 
:*[[James Long]] 5,901
 
:*[[James Long]] 5,901
  
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 3 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 3 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Jolie Justus]] 9,989 {{won}} Incumbent Justus has served in the Missouri Senate since 2006.
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:*[[Jolie Justus]] 9,989 {{won}} Incumbent Justus was first elected in 2006.
 
:*[[Jim Lepper]] 1,780
 
:*[[Jim Lepper]] 1,780
  
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 3 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 3 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Brad Lager]] 16,364 {{won}} Incumbent Lager has served in the Missouri Senate since 2006.
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:*[[Brad Lager]] 16,364 {{won}} Incumbent Lager was first elected in 2006.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 3 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 3 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Frank Barnitz]] 5,655 {{won}} Incumbent Barnitz has served in the Missouri Senate since 2005.
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:*[[Frank Barnitz]] 5,655 {{won}} Incumbent Barnitz was first elected in 2005.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 3 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 3 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 3 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 3 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Wes Shoemyer]] 13,728 {{won}} Incumbent Shoemyer has served in the Missouri Senate since 2006.
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:*[[Wes Shoemyer]] 13,728 {{won}} Incumbent Shoemyer was first elected in 2006.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 3 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 3 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 3 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 3 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Ryan McKenna]] 8,937 {{won}} Incumbent McKenna has served in the Missouri Senate since 2006.
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:*[[Ryan McKenna]] 8,937 {{won}} Incumbent McKenna was first elected in 2006.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 3 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 3 GOP primary result:</u>
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==References==
 
==References==
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{{Missouri State Senators}}
 
{{Missouri State Senators}}

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Missouri State Senate elections, 2010

Majority controlCampaign contributions

QualificationsCompetitiveness analysis

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List of candidates
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Missouri State Senate
Elections for the office of Missouri State Senate were held in Missouri on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 30, 2010 and the primary election day was on August 3, 2010.

Half of the senate is up for re-election every two years. State senators are term limited to two four-year terms.

Incumbents ran in 7 out of the 17 districts up for re-election. These include districts # 2, 4, 10, 12, 16, 18 and 22. In the remaining 10 districts, every incumbent was ineligible to run because of term limits.

See also: Missouri State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:


  1. Bob Dixon
  2. Brad Lager
  3. Brian Munzlinger
  4. Brian Nieves
  5. Dan Brown
  6. Jay Wasson
  7. John Lamping
  8. Jolie Justus
  9. Joseph Keaveny
  10. Maria Chappelle-Nadal
  11. Mike Kehoe
  12. Mike Parson
  13. Robert Schaaf
  14. Ronald Richard (Missouri)
  15. Ryan McKenna
  16. Scott Rupp
  17. Will Kraus

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 2 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Missouri State Senate:

Missouri State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 11 7
     Republican Party 23 27
     Vacancy - 1
Total 34 34


Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Missouri State Senate has been a term-limited state senate since Missouri voters approved Amendment 12 in 1992. Amendment 12 created Section 8 of Article III of the Missouri Constitution, limiting state senators to 2 4-year terms. This is a lifetime limit, as is the case in 5 other states with state legislative term limits. Section 8 was later amended by Amendment 3 in 2002 so that it does not apply to partial terms.

Altogether there are 34 Missouri State Senators. In 2010, 10 of them who were current members were ineligible to run for the senate again in November. They are:

Democrats (2):


Republicans (8):


Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Missouri in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 50 $12,861,549
2008 37 $8,190,841
2006 44 $7,762,910
2004 55 $6,618,265
2002 49 $6,057,453

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $12,861,549 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [2]

Donor Amount
Majority Fund Inc $707,500
Missouri Democratic Party $581,925
Missouri Republican Party $385,311
Citizens for Brad Lager $347,000
Humphreys, David Craig $277,500
Lamping, John T $180,003
Engler for Missouri $171,383
Herzog, Stanley M $160,500
Missouri Health & Hospital Association $153,650
Missouri Club for Growth $144,000


Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

Only one incumbent (14%), Republican Brad Lager, faced no competition in the November 2 general election and was thus guaranteed re-election in November.

Primary challenges

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Only 3 incumbents (42.8%) faced competition in the August 3 primary. All 3 incumbents (2 Democrats, 1 Republican) won their primaries:

Retiring incumbents

All 7 (100%) incumbent representatives that are eligible ran for re-election. The remaining ten incumbents term out in 2010.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Missouri State Senate, a candidate must be:[3]

  • At least 30 years of age
  • Qualified Missouri voter for three years before election
  • Resident of the district which he is chosen to represent for 1 year before election
  • Is not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence as stated in the declaration of candidacy
  • is not a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the state.
  • Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States of America.
  • Has not been convicted of or found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under the laws of Missouri.
  • In addition to any other penalties provided by law, no person may file for any office in a subsequent election until he or the treasurer of his existing candidate committee has filed all required campaign disclosure reports for all prior elections.

List of candidates

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District 2

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Don Crozier: 23,331
Republican Party Scott Rupp: 57,542 Approveda

District 4

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:
  • No Republican ran for election.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Keaveny: 35,663 Approveda
Independent Nick Gartelos: 6,512

District 6

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat ran for election.
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Kehoe: 52,402 Approveda

District 8

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat ran for election.
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Will Kraus: 50,615 Approveda
Libertarian Party Kevin Parr: 13,157

District 10

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:
  • No Republican ran for election.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jolie Justus: 33,634 Approveda
Libertarian Party Bob Ludlow: 10,402

District 12

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat ran for election.
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:
  • Brad Lager 16,364 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Lager was first elected in 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Brad Lager: 46,748 Approveda

District 14

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:
  • No Republican ran for election.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Maria Chappelle-Nadal: 38,197 Approveda

District 16

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
  • Frank Barnitz 5,655 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Barnitz was first elected in 2005.
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank Barnitz: 22,760
Republican Party Dan Brown: 31,792 Approveda

District 18

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
  • Wes Shoemyer 13,728 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent Shoemyer was first elected in 2006.
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Wes Shoemyer: 21,813
Republican Party Brian Munzlinger: 30,532 Approveda

District 20

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Terry Traw: 17,175
Republican Party Jay Wasson: 60,614 Approveda

District 22

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
  • Ryan McKenna 8,937 Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent McKenna was first elected in 2006.
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ryan McKenna: 27,380 Approveda
Republican Party Greg Zotta: 24,701

District 24

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barbara Fraser: 30,479
Republican Party John Lamping: 30,612 Approveda

District 26

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:
Constitution Party Constitution Party candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party George Weber: 19,063
Republican Party Brian Nieves: 42,112 Approveda
Constitution Party Richard Newton: 2,988

District 28

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat ran for election.
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:
Constitution Party Constitution Party candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Parson: 47,380 Approveda
Constitution Party Bennie Hatfield: 9,213

District 30

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Hoeman: 18,272
Republican Party Bob Dixon: 33,715 Approveda

District 32

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat ran for election.
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ronald Richard: 45,190 Approveda

District 34

Democratic Party August 3 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 3 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Martin Rucker: 23,483
Republican Party Rob Schaaf: 31,743 Approveda

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