Independent Jennifer Hays earned slightly more than two-thirds of the votes cast for Monroe County clerk, upsetting incumbent Christina Buie, a Democrat.
Two incumbent Democratic office holders were ousted by Marion County voters Tuesday.
Supporters cheered U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood's lopsided victory at a watch party. "Politics ends tonight, and the governing begins tomorrow," LaHood said.
While Sam Graves' re-election bid never was in much jeopardy, he spent election night watching to see if Republicans could hold onto control of the U.S. House.
CHICAGO (AP) — Democrat J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire who campaigned on moving Illinois past the political bitterness of the past four years, was elected governor Tuesday over Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, declaring, "We make no small plans."
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill conceded defeat on Tuesday to state Attorney General Josh Hawley, handing Republicans a Senate seat President Donald Trump personally campaigned for twice in the week before Election Day.
Three Republican newcomers will represent Northeast Missouri in the state legislature with the election Tuesday night.