Around the race was called in favor of the
Lager gave Kinder a run for his
money, meeting with supporters across the state in the days ahead of Election
Day. He said the number one issue is the economic climate of
Lager called to congratulate Kinder late Tuesday. He released this statement: "When
you engage in a battle for public policy, you do so to defend your principles
and beliefs. I hold those principles and beliefs dearly and that is why I
entered this campaign. I am proud to have provided the voters of
Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder
said he was a fiscal conservative and that for the past two years he's asked
for less money in his budget.
Kinder has accused Secretary of State Robin Carnahan of abusing her office by writing biased ballot language related to health insurance exchanges.
Kinder will go head-to-head with former Missouri Auditor Susan Montee in an attempt to win a third term.
Montee was the Democratic clear winner once polls closed Tuesday. She beat out former State Rep. Sara Lampe, who faced term limits in the Missouri House.