Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer has won the Missouri District 3 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Leutkemeyer (who was the 9th District Rep before redistricting eliminated the 9th District) was challenged in the race by Democrat Eric C. Mayer and Libertarian Steve Wilson.
KSDK.com reported that with 50 percent of precincts reporting, Luetkemeyer had 70 percent of the vote, Mayer 27 percent and Wilson 3 percent. At 9:15 p.m., KSDK tweeted that Luetkemeyer had won the race.
The new 3rd District includes all or part of 12 Missouri counties (Warren, Montgomery, Jefferson, Franklin, Gasconade, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Lincoln, Maries, Miller and Osage) in addition to part of St. Charles County.
Luetkemeyer, who lives in Miller County, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 after serving six years in the Missouri House.
Luetkemeyer issued the following statement via his Facebook page:
“I want to thank the people of the new 3rd Congressional District for their overwhelming support and I look forward to continuing to serve as a commonsense, conservative voice in Washington D.C. and focusing on reducing out-of-control spending, holding the line on job-killing taxes and working to create jobs for our citizens. As a lifelong resident of the district, I share the same values of the hard-working folks of central and eastern Missouri and look forward to continuing to listen to their views, priorities and concerns. As always, I will spend the majority of my time back home in Missouri so I can best serve as a liaison between 3rd District families and their government in Washington, D.C. I truly appreciate the solemn trust that I have once again been granted and I am looking forward to facing the tough challenges ahead on behalf of the people of the 3rd Congressional District.”