Voters go to the polls Tuesday in Missouri and Kansas to decide a number of issues and races, including some that have attracted national attention.
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Missouri and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Kansas.
In one Kansas race, in which incumbent GOP Sen. Pat Roberts faces independent challenger Greg Orman, voters could determine the balance in the U.S. Senate.
Roberts has campaigned on his experience and his support for Republican leadership, while Orman says he offers a “problem-solving” approach instead of strict party loyalty.
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In another contest, Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, is running for a second term against state Rep. Paul Davis, a Democrat. Davis has criticized Brownback’s tax and spending policies, while the incumbent says those policies have brought economic growth to Kansas.
Both races are considered too close to call.
In other contests:
▪ Missouri voters will decide several constitutional issues, including one that would limit the governor’s budget authority.
▪ Missouri metro voters will cast ballots on candidate races and tax issues.
▪ Voters in both states will decide numerous congressional and statehouse races.