Kevin Killeen

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  After a long, hot summer of politics MIssouri voters get ready to head to the polls Tuesday.

Some years the August primary can be about as exciting as a parched lawn, but University of Missouri-St. Louis political science professor Dave Robertson says that may not be the case in 2012.

“This year there are a lot of very interesting races,” Robertson tells KMOX News. “Clearly the marquee race is the Republican nomination for the United States Senate.”

That race features GOP hopefuls Todd Akin, John Brunner and Sarah Steelman hoping to win over voters with their economic and ideological gameplans.

The winner faces Democratic incumbant Claire McCaskill in November.

In a showdown that features racial overtones according to Robertson, Democrats Lacy Clay and Russ Carnahan should also interest St. Louis-area voters and coax them out of their air-conditioned homes and offices to their local polling places.

Polls open at 6 am Tuesday and stay open until 7 pm.

Remember to check KMOX and for election results throughout the evening Tuesday.


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