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Missouri 6th District

Candidates

Kay Barnes

Kay Barnes (D)

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Sam Graves*

Sam Graves* (R)*

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Missouri Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Leans GOP

Presidential Race: Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
Governor: Nixon (D) vs. Hulshof (R)
House Races: MO-6 | MO-9

Key 2006 State Races:
Senate

2004 President:
Kerry (D) vs. Bush (R)

Polling Data

PollDateSampleBarnes (D)Graves (R)Spread
SurveyUSA10/27 - 10/28618 LV3654Graves +18
SurveyUSA10/13 - 10/14589 LV4051Graves +11
SurveyUSA9/17 - 9/18636 LV4251Graves +9
SurveyUSA7/30 - 7/31567 LV4448Graves +4
SurveyUSA5/16 - 5/18547 LV3949Graves +10

Race Summary

Suburban Kansas City remains solidly Republican, but the metro part of Rep. Sam Graves' district is going to give former Mayor Kay Barnes (D) a big boost. Barnes has raised a significant amount of money and showed a slight cash on hand advantage after the pre-primary filing deadline. Democrats are going to spend heavily on the race, and Republicans are unlikely to have the cash to respond in kind.

Previous Election Results

House
2006: Graves (R) 62, Shettles (D) 36
2004: Graves (R) 64, Broomfield (D) 35
2002: Graves (R) 63, Rinehart (D) 35

President
2004: Bush (R) 57, Kerry (D) 42
2000: Bush (R) 53, Gore (D) 44