JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – An upcoming special election in suburban Kansas City may test how scandals in Washington and the Missouri Capitol are affecting voters ahead of the November midterms.
Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to fill a vacant state Senate seat that represents most of Clay County. The region north of downtown Kansas City is similar to areas targeted by Democrats attempting to re-take the U.S. House and Senate.
In recent elections, Clay County voters have favored both Republicans for the presidency and Democrats for the U.S. Senate, making it a relatively purple district.
The race is between two state representatives, Republican Kevin Corlew and Democrat Lauren Arthur.