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KCUR Election Coverage 11-5-08

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Kansas City, MO – Missourians have elected a political veteran to be their next governor.

Kansas City voters rejected the council's proposal for a starter light rail system.

Northwest Missouri Congressman Sam Graves is sent back to Washington to continue his control of the Sixth District.

Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver beat Republican challenger Jacob Turk.

Missourians voted to repeal the loss limit in casinos by passing Proposition A by more than 10 percentage points.

Republicans picked-up a seat in the Kansas congressional delegation last when Lynn Jenkins defeated democrat Nancy Boyda to capture the 2nd congressional district race.

In Johnson County, voters approved a one-eighth cent sales tax to fund a biosciences research triangle.

Republican Steve Howe beat out Democrat Rick Guinn in the race for Johnson County District Attorney.

Lawrence voters approved two sales tax questions to fund public transportation.

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