Luetkemeyer wins 9th District Congressional election seat

Libertarian, as main opponent, garners 22 percent of the vote
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | 12:19 a.m. CDT; updated 1:05 p.m. CDT, Friday, April 15, 2011

WHAT HAPPENED: Republican incumbent Blaine Luetkemeyer of St. Elizabeth defeated three opponents to win a second term as Missouri's 9th District representative in the U.S. Congress. Luetkemeyer received 162,512 votes, or 77.6 percent of the total. Libertarian Christopher Dwyer of Hallsville received 46,778 votes, or 22.3 percent. Write-in candidate Jeff Reed, a Moberly Democrat, received 162 votes, or 0.1 percent. Another write-in, Ron Burrus, an independent from Columbia, received 0 votes.