The Briefing: The winning candidates and pieces of legislation from Tuesday’s midterms
Medical marijuana, an increasingly higher minimum wage and Josh Hawley’s Senate win are some of the results from the Nov. 6 midterm elections.
Nov. 06, 2018
Missourians voted on Senate races as well as several amendments and propositions in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Here are the candidates that won and pieces of legislation that passed:
Democrats took control of the House and Republicans will retain control of the Senate, according to the Associated Press.
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley won the senatorial election against incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill with 52.7 percent of the vote, according to The New York Times.
Democratic incumbent Nicole Galloway retained her seat with 49.9 percent of the votes, according to The New York Times. She ran against Republican Saundra McDowell.
House: District 4
Columbia is located in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District, where incumbent Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler was running against Democratic challenger Renee Hoagenson. Hartzler won with 64.8 percent of the Missouri vote, according to The New York Times.
Incumbent Presiding Commissioner Dan Atwill beat his Republican challenger Matt Cavanaugh, according to ABC 17.
Democratic challenger Brianna Lennon beat the Republican incumbent, Taylor W. Burks, according to ABC 17.
Medical marijuana legalized
The use of medical marijuana was legalized in Tuesday’s election through the passage of Amendment 2.
The Amendment not only calls for the legalization of medical marijuana, but also that a 4 percent sales tax be levied on its sale. The funds from that tax will be used toward veteran health care as well as the regulations of marijuana and its facilities.
The Amendment passed with 65.3 percent of the vote, according to The New York Times.
Clean Missouri Initiative
Amendment 1, also known as the Clean Missouri Initiative, passed with 62 percent of the vote, according to The New York Times.
It calls for a change in Missouri’s redistricting process, as well as a limit for campaign contributions for House and Senate elections.
Proposition B called for an increase in Missouri’s minimum wage, from $7.85 to $12 from now until 2023. It passed with 62 percent of the vote, according to The New York Times.
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