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ST. LOUIS – Voting is well underway on this midterm election day. We went to two polling places Tuesday morning at Ladue City Hall and Glendale City Hall. Both places were crowded with voters.

The current Missouri Attorney General and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Eric Schmitt, cast his ballot Tuesday morning at Glendale City Hall. Schmitt is leading in the polls going into this election day, but he said he is taking nothing for granted.

Schmitt’s main opponent, Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine, cast her ballot Tuesday morning at Ladue City Hall.

Busch Valentine, a nurse and member of the Anheuser-Busch family, told us that she is hoping for a big voter turnout Tuesday that can help her buck what the polls are saying and make the next U.S. Senator from Missouri.

Here are statements of what Busch Valentine and Schmitt told us earlier.

“I’m excited, I’m confident, but we’re running through the tape,” Schmitt expressed. “We had a big tour Monday around the state, we continue to talk to voters, but Tuesday is the big day. So I’m very hopeful, and it would be the honor of a lifetime to serve my home state in the senate.”

“I feel so good, I’m so amazed by the people that have supported me, been with me through this whole race,” Busch Valentine shared. “This day is a big, big day for people to get out and vote.”

The polls will stay open until 7:00 p.m.