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How Missouri Republicans Lost Statewide Elections

Nov 26, 2012
Chris McDaniel / St. Louis Public Radio

Two weeks ago, Missouri Republican candidates were trounced in the statewide races. In fact, out of the six races at a statewide level, only one Republican candidate came out on top: incumbent Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder. In what many consider to be an increasingly red state, how did the Republican Party lose?

Scientist Alex Berezow On The Anti-Scientific Left

Nov 23, 2012
Alex Berezow / Twitter

The Republican party - and conservatives - are often characterized in the media as being “anti-science” due to their views on evolution, climate change and stem cell research.

Low Voter Roll Off In Election

Nov 17, 2012
Map Courtesy of Wikimedia / KRCU

Missouri voter roll off was relatively low in this year’s election. Most voters who voted for President also voted for down-ballot candidates and issues.

Abbie Fentress Swanson / Harvest Public Media

Howard Audsley, who wears dark glasses and has his hair cut short in a crew cut, has been driving his Toyota truck through the state of Missouri for the past 30 years to assess the value of farmland. Barreling down the flat roads of Saline County, Mo., on a recent day, Audsley stopped his truck at a 160-acre tract of newly tilled black land. The land sold for $10,700 an acre last February, double what it would have gone for five years ago.