Before each major election I usually try and take a stab at who will win. I find primaries much more difficult to predict because it is hard to gauge the true sense of where the electorate lies within each political party. I did not make predictions in all races. I chose a few. Here goes...
US Senate: I think both Robin Carnahan and Roy Blunt will win easily. I think Chuck Purgason will pull double digit percentages, however, when all the votes are counted.
State Auditor: This is a hard one to figure out. I think when it comes down to it, as much as I hate his cheesy nickname, IceT will win.
Proposition C: Passes. Look for this to be a big topic on the cable news channels Wednesday.
129th District: Bill White wins. For a state house race, this one has been rather nasty.
130th District: This is a toughie. I think Lynn Otey wins.
140th District: Lincoln Hough will win.
4th Congressional District Republican Primary: I believe Vicky Hartzler will prevail. She will take on Democratic nominee, Ike Skelton.
7th Congressional District Democratic Primary: Scott Eckersley should win this race.
7th Congressional District Republican Primary: This is the toughest race of all for me to call. I can see this going four different ways. In the end, I have to go with my gut. I predict that Goodman will win. But it will be close... possibly nailbitingly so. This has been a nasty last week in the campaign.