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Listen live, and stay up to date here on 2018 midterm election results from local races as they become available to us. 


District 116 House Race

D - Bill Kraemer 5,353

R -  Dale L. Wright 9,529

District 145 House Race

D - Ronald G. Pember 2,445

R - Rick Francis 11,379


District 146 House Race

D - Gayla A. Dace 3,373

R - Barry D. Hovis 15,264

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Joined by several guests, President Trump visited a full Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri for a final campaign rally last night before midterm election polls opened across the country today. It was his third rally of the day, and it concluded at approximately 11 p.m.


During Monday’s visit, President Trump continued to boost Republican candidate Josh Hawley in the U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. He claimed McCaskill’s recent support for border security was one to be short-lived.

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Senator Claire McCaskill made a campaign stop at Port Cape Girardeau, a restaurant in downtown Cape, the morning of Oct. 30 to speak with supporters about the upcoming election and attack ads, along with the issue of health care. These are both heavily discussed topics in the Missouri senate race.

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McCaskill began her visit by thanking her supporters who came out, especially those who have knocked on doors. She challenged supporters to talk to five people about her campaign.

Shealah Craighead, Whitehouse.gov

According to his official website, President Trump will be paying a visit to Cape Girardeau before the midterm elections next week on Monday, Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. This visit comes after a MAGA rally, slated to take place at the same location and venue, was canceled early last month, due to safety concerns with the approach of Hurricane Florence.


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Every month, we sit down with Cape Girardeau Mayor Bob Fox to find out what’s happening in city government. In our latest conversation, we discussed progress on a future aquatic center for the city, the diamond interchange to be built at the intersection of US Highway 61 and I-55, and a few Halloween safety tips for trick-or-treaters before they head out tomorrow.