Democrats edge Republicans in four of five area House races

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 | 2:28 a.m. CST; updated 2:39 p.m. CST, Thursday, December 11, 2008

COLUMBIA – The new Columbia and Boone County delegation in the Missouri House of Representatives finally has taken shape after a campaign season that stretched back as far as September 2007. Voters concluded the long months of phone calls, door knocks, mailings and advertisements Tuesday by choosing five representatives to send to Jefferson City in January.