LIVE BLOG: Hawley wins, fuel tax fails, marijuana measures pass

11 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago Tuesday, November 06 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Tuesday, November 06, 2018 3:15:00 PM CST November 06, 2018 in Smart Decision
By: KOMU Digital Staff

COLUMBIA - Republicans fared well throughout Missouri Tuesday. State Attorney General Josh Hawley defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill.

The national picture was murkier, with Democratics winning control of the House but Republicans cementing their hold on the Senate.

Missourians said no to a new fuel tax but yes to medical marijuana and a higher minimum wage.

You can see the numbers on our results page.

Political observers said turnout for the midterm election was similar to that of a presidential election, which is highly unusual.

Democrats had been pushing for a "blue wave" to repudiate the policies of President Donald Trump; but his base was as enthusiastic as ever.

This live blog captured photos and videos throughout the day and night as results came in. We've included tweets from our reporters, voters, campaigns and parties. You'll also see the numerous Facebook Live feeds we did from the Hawley and McCaskill watch parties and on issues ranging from the minimum wage to political reform.

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