Election results: Koster, Greitens win primaries, hotel tax passes

7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago August 02, 2016 Aug 2, 2016 Tuesday, August 02 2016 Tuesday, August 02, 2016 9:58:00 PM CDT in Smart Decision
By: Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

COLUMBIA - Democrat Chris Koster and Republican Eric Greitens won their respective primaries for governor Tuesday night. (See our elections page for complete results.)

In the primaries for U.S. Senate, Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Jason Kander won by large margins.

Columbia's Proposition 1 was approved by a two-thirds margin. It will raise the local hotel tax from 4 to 5 percent to help fund a multi-million dollar expansion of Columbia Regional Airport.

Voters also gave the green light to Boone County's Proposition F, which will extend out-of-state sales taxes on vehicle and boat purchases.

The following candidates won in other statewide primary races.

Lieutenant Governor

  • Democrat Russ Carnahan
  • Republican Mike Parsons

Attorney General

  • Democrat Jake Zimmerman
  • Republican Josh Hawley

Secretary of State

  • Democrat Robin Smith
  • Republican John (Jay) Ashcroft

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