Oh, yeah, there was a special election in MO-08 tonight.

As expected, Republican Jason Smith crushed Democrat Steve Hodges in this R+13 district.  For those scoring at home, this is the third special election held this election cycle, and – like the other two – has resulted in the incumbent party keeping the seat.  I note this largely because, prior to 2010, you couldn’t have a special election without some earnest Democrat type telling you brassily that his party had a magic formula for always winning those particular contests.  I wonder what happened to those people? …No, wait, that’s a lie: I really, really don’t.

Congratulations to Rep.-elect Smith.

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