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Libertarian in Missouri Special Election Does Almost as Well as Democrat Did in that District in 2008

Published on February 2, 2010, by in General.

On February 2, Missouri held a special election to fill the vacant State House seat, 62nd district. The results: Republican Nita Ayres 78%, Libertarian Patty Tweedle 22%.

When this seat was last up for election, in November 2008, the vote had been: Republican 73.1%, Democratic 26.9%. The district is in southwest Missouri, including the famous entertainment center of Branson.

2 Responses

  1. […] Ballot Access News editor Richard Winger points out that Tweedle had almost as much support as the 2008 Democratic Party candidate for that office. In 2008, …. […]

  2. Mike Indiana

    I wonder how much of the 22% of the vote Patty Tweedle received was from voters voting against Republican Nita Ayres?

    Does anyone know if the LP has ever run a candidate before in this district, and if so how did they fair? If not how well do LP State House candidates usually do in three-way races in Missouri?

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