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KCUR Morning Newscast 8-6-08, Elections Coverage

By Maria Carter, KCUR Newsroom


Kansas City, MO – Steve Howe beat sitting Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline in yesterday's Republican primary.

The Kansas State Board of Education could be split evenly between moderates and conservatives after November's elections.

After last night, the sun will not set on the Johnson County sales tax.

Former Congressman Jim Slattery had little trouble winning the Democratic Senate nomination in yesterday's primary in Kansas.

Kansas Treasurer Lynn Jenkins narrowly defeated former Representative Jim Ryun in yesterday's GOP primary in the 2nd District.

In Missouri, Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof beat out treasurer Sara Steelman to win the GOP nomination for governor.

In the Democratic race for Missouri Attorney General, state senator Chris Koster appears to have squeaked by state representative Margaret Donnelly with a margin of less than a thousand votes.

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