A smart reader passes this along to give us some insight on how bad Hulshof is losing:
In Laclede County, where John McCain defeated Barack Obama 67% to 32%; Hulshof lost to Nixon. Hulshof ran 20 points behind John McCain here.
Here are the raw numbers from Laclede:
Jay Nixon 51% (8,241 votes)
Kenny Hulshof 47% (7,601 votes)