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On November 4 KBIA reporters crossed mid-Missouri in search of candidates, supporters, and opponents on Tuesday. We've compiled a slideshow of their photos on the ground. 

Luetkemeyer lands his fourth term in the US House

Nov 5, 2014

The Missouri 3rd district race for U.S. representative was a landslide victory for Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer. He celebrated his victory at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City alongside family, friends, and other candidates in the Cole County Republican party.

The party also celebrated the victory of Mark Richardson, and Ralph Bray.

Chuck Basye wins the 47th District

Nov 5, 2014
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The crowd at the Republican watch party at Inside Columbia Magazine grew more excited as Republicans gained the Senate majority.

Republican Rep. Caleb Rowden, the 44th District's State Representative, announced fellow Republican Chuck Basye as the winning candidate to represent Missouri's 47th District. Basye defeated Democrat John Wright by 263 votes. This will be Basye's first term as an elected official.

Throughout the night Basye said he was proud of his work and had no regrets whether he won or lost.

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Mayor Bob McDavid was in a solemn mood Tuesday evening after learning Columbia residents voted against a proposition that would have funded extra staff positions at the local police and fire departments.

60 percent of voters were against Proposition 1. The act would have increased property taxes by 30 cents for every $100 assessed to allow the city to hire more public safety officers. 

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On this week's Intersection, we will be discussing the November 4th ballot with guests from the Associated Press and The Missourian. 

The Mid-term election is tomorrow. Four amendments will be on the statewide ballot, and Republicans will look to maintain their veto-proof majority in the state legislature. One of the contested races generating some buzz is right here in Mid-Missouri. 

Talking Politics: Amendments, amendments, amendments

Oct 28, 2014
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In this episode of Talking Politics, Prof. Terry Smith gives us an overview of what to expect from next week's midterm elections.

Eli Yokley of PoliticMo joined us this week to discuss Amendment 2, Amendment 6 and Amendment 10, which will each appear on ballots across Missouri next week.  They deal with everything from the use of certain types of evidence in court to the governor's ability to limit spending.

A constitutional amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot could give Missouri voters access to early voting for the first time.

Missouri Constitutional Amendment 6 seeks to establish a six-day early voting period statewide. The period would not include weekends or time outside of normal business hours for polling places. 

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A constitutional amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot could change the way sexual crimes are prosecuted in Missouri.

Constitutional Amendment 2 would allow previous relevant criminal activities to be admissible in court for crimes of a sexual nature against a minor. 

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A constitutional amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot seeks to drastically revamp teacher tenure based on student performance. 

Missouri Constitutional Amendment 3 would require that teachers' continued employment and pay be based on student performance evaluations and would change teacher contract lengths.

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Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

A constitutional amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot could limit gubernatorial power over the state's budget. 

Missouri Constitutional Amendment 10 seeks to restrict the governor's power to withhold revenue based on projected budget shortfalls. It has quickly become one of the most politicized amendments on the ballot.

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