CQPolitics Explains Why We Love MISSOURI
The Washington-based online publication rates the Show-Me State "Leaning Republican" in the presidential race, but "No Clear Favorite" in the race for Governor.
"Missouri is evocative of the heartland to which presidential candidates attach themselves," writes CQ's Greg Giroux. "In the past five elections, the Republican candidate won an average of 46.5 percent of the vote and the Democratic candidate won 46.1 percent, making Missouri the closest state during that time period."
ON THE GOVERNOR'S RACE:
"It is probably the Democrats’ best chance to take over a Republican-held seat . . . CQ Politics rates this race No Clear Favorite, our most competitive category."