Missouri State Speaker Pro Tem Jason Smith easily won tonight’s special election in Missouri’s 8th District and will head to Washington, D.C., to work alongside fellow conservatives in the House. Tea Party favorite Smith, 32, was endorsed by Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, as well as the National Rifle Association.
Rep.-elect Jason Smith (R-MO) wins special election to succeed former Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) who resigned over the winter.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 5, 2013
Republican Jason Smith wins MO-8 election, could get seat on House Transportation. Most likely him or Mark Sanford.
— Adam Snider (@AdamKSnider) June 5, 2013
— NRCC (@NRCC) June 5, 2013
— Greg Giroux (@greggiroux) June 5, 2013
Congrats to Jason Smith in #MO8.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 5, 2013
Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Smith of Nebraska, Mr. Smith of N.J. and … Mr. Smith of Missouri http://t.co/ZqXwRpkNoP
— Niels Lesniewski (@nielslesniewski) June 5, 2013
— Jason Smith (@JasonSmithMO) June 5, 2013