2016 United States Senate election in Missouri

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United States Senate election in Missouri, 2016

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  Roy Blunt, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Jason Kander (cropped).jpg
Nominee Roy Blunt Jason Kander
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,378,458 1,300,200
Percentage 49.2% 46.4%

Missouri Senate Election Results by County, 2016.svg
County Results

Blunt:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Kander:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      80–90%

U.S. Senator before election

Roy Blunt
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Roy Blunt
Republican

The 2016 United States Senate election in Missouri was held November 8, 2016, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Missouri, concurrently with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. The primaries were held August 2.

Incumbent Republican Senator Roy Blunt won re-election to a second term in office, narrowly defeating Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander.[1][2]

Republican primary[edit]

Despite being considered an "establishment" Republican, Blunt did not face serious Tea Party opposition because of Blunt's efforts to cultivate relationships with activists in Missouri, his effectiveness at "thread[ing] the needle" by keeping conservative and establishment Republicans fairly satisfied, and the open gubernatorial election, which attracted the most attention from Republicans.[3]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Roy Blunt
Presidents
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
Individuals
Organizations

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Roy
Blunt
Kristi
Nichols
Bernie
Mowinski
Ryan
Luethy
Undecided
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Mason-Dixon July 23–27, 2016 400 ± 5.0% 66% 9% 5% 1% 19%

Results[edit]

Missouri Republican Senate primary results, 2016 [21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roy Blunt(Incumbent) 481,444 72.55%
Republican Kristi Nichols 134,025 20.20%
Republican Ryan Luethy 29,328 4.42%
Republican Bernie Mowinski 18,789 2.83%
Total votes 663,586 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Cori Bush, pastor and co-director of the Truth Telling Project[22][23]
  • Jason Kander, Secretary of State of Missouri since 2013[24][25]
  • Robert Mack
  • Chief Wana Dubie, marijuana activist[26][27]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Jason Kander
Vice Presidents
Governors
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
Statewide Officials
Organizations

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jason
Kander
Cori
Bush
Robert
Mack
Chief
Wana Dubie
Undecided
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Mason-Dixon July 23–27, 2016 400 ± 5.0% 67% 7% 4% 2% 20%

Results[edit]

Missouri Democratic Senate primary results, 2016 [21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jason Kander 223,492 69.87%
Democratic Cori Bush 42,453 13.27%
Democratic Chief Wana Dubie 30,432 9.51%
Democratic Robert Mack 23,509 7.35%
Total votes 319,886 100.00%

Third Party and Independent Candidates[edit]

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri Libertarian Senate primary results, 2016 [21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 2,002 54.90%
Libertarian Herschel Young 1,642 45.06%
Total votes 3,644 100.00%

Constitution primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri Constitution Senate primary results, 2016 [21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Constitution Fred Ryman 545 100.00%
Total votes 545 100.00%

Green Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Write-in[edit]

General election[edit]

Debates[edit]

Dates Location Blunt Kander Dine McFarland Ryman Link
September 30, 2016 Branson, Missouri Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Full debate - On C-SPAN

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[53] Tossup September 30, 2016
Sabato's Crystal Ball[54] Lean R November 7, 2016
Rothenberg Political Report[55] Tossup October 14, 2016
Daily Kos[56] Tossup October 28, 2016
Real Clear Politics[57] Tossup September 23, 2016

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Roy
Blunt (R)
Jason
Kander (D)
Jonathan
Dine (L)
Fred
Ryman (C)
Other Undecided
Remington Research Group (R) February 19, 2015 957 ± 3.2% 49% 36% 14%
Public Policy Polling August 7–9, 2015 859 ± 3.3% 40% 35% 25%
Missouri Scout/Remington Research Group (R) October 30–31, 2015 783 ± 3.5% 43% 33% 23%
DFM Research March 17–24, 2016 674 ± 3.8% 49% 35% 2% 14%
Missouri Scout/Remington Research Group (R) March 25–26, 2016 927 ± 3.2% 44% 37% 19%
Public Policy Polling July 11–12, 2016 959 ± 3.2% 41% 38% 21%
St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Mason-Dixon July 23–24, 2016 625 ± 4.0% 47% 43% 10%
Remington Research Group (R) August 5–6, 2016 1,280 ± 3.0% 47% 40% 4% 2% 7%
Monmouth University August 19–22, 2016 401 ± 4.9% 48% 43% 3% 7%
Public Policy Polling August 26–27, 2016 1,055 ± 3.0% 47% 43% 10%
Missouri Scout/Remington Research Group (R) September 1–2, 2016 1,275 ± 3.0% 47% 40% 13%
Emerson College September 9–13, 2016 600 ± 3.6% 40% 42% 10% 8%
Monmouth University October 9–11, 2016 406 ± 4.9% 46% 44% 3% 7%
Google Consumer Surveys October 12–14, 2016 521 ± 4.2% 45% 52% 3%
Emerson College October 17–19, 2016 600 ± 3.9% 44% 44% 4% 8%
St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Mason-Dixon October 24–26, 2016 625 ± 4.0% 47% 46% 2% 5%
Missouri Scout/BK Strategies (R) October 27–28, 2016 1,698 ± 2.4% 47% 44% 1% 3% 5%
SurveyMonkey October 25–31, 2016 671 ± 4.6% 45% 51% 4%
Monmouth University October 28–31, 2016 405 ± 4.9% 47% 46% 3% 5%
Emerson College October 28–31, 2016 650 ± 3.8% 45% 45% 6% 4%
SurveyMonkey October 26 – November 1, 2016 649 ± 4.6% 46% 50% 4%
DFM Research October 27 – November 1, 2016 508 ± 4.4% 41% 41% 9% 9%
Missouri Times/Remington Research Group (R) October 31 – November 1, 2016 1,722 ± 2.4% 48% 44% 1% 1% 1% 5%
Public Policy Polling October 31 – November 1, 2016 1,083 ± 3.0% 46% 44% 9%
SurveyMonkey October 27 – November 2, 2016 774 ± 4.6% 45% 51% 4%
Clarity Campaign Labs November 1–2, 2016 1,036 ± 3.1% 47% 45% 8%
SurveyMonkey October 28 – November 3, 2016 879 ± 4.6% 45% 51% 4%
Emerson College November 4–5, 2016 750 ± 3.5% 45% 46% 5% 4%
SurveyMonkey October 31 – November 6, 2016 1,119 ± 4.6% 43% 51% 6%
SurveyMonkey November 1–7, 2016 1,368 ± 4.6% 44% 51% 5%

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Missouri, 2016 [58]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt (incumbent) 1,378,458 49.18% −5.05%
Democratic Jason Kander 1,300,200 46.39% +5.76%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 67,738 2.42% −0.60%
Green Johnathan McFarland 30,743 1.10% N/A
Constitution Fred Ryman 25,407 0.91% −1.22%
n/a Write-ins 95 0.03% N/A
Total votes 2,802,641 100.0% N/A
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Official campaign websites