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Missouri's 7th congressional district
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Current Representative Roy Blunt (R)
Population 621,690
Median income $32,929
Ethnicity 94.1% White, 1.3% Black, 0.7% Asian, 2.6% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+17

Missouri's 7th congressional district consists of Southwest Missouri. The district includes Springfield, the home of Missouri State University (formerly known as Southwest Missouri State University), and the popular tourist destination city of Branson. Located along the borders of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Northwest Arkansas, the district takes in a huge chunk of the Bible Belt, making it the most Republican district in the state with a strong socially conservative trend. George W. Bush defeated John Kerry 67% to 32% in Election 2004.

The district is currently represented by Roy Blunt (R-Springfield) who will be vacating the seat in 2010 to seek the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Kit Bond.

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Past representatives

Congress Representative Party
55th-58th (1897-1905) Maecenas Benton Democratic
59th (1905-1907) Cassius M. Shartel Republican
60th-65th (1907-1919) Courtney W. Hamlin Democratic
66th (1919-1921) Samuel C. Major Democratic
67th (1921-1923) Roscoe C. Patterson Republican
68th-70th (1923-1929) Samuel C. Major Democratic
71st (1929-1931) John W. Palmer Republican
72nd (1931-1931) Samuel C. Major Democratic
72nd (1931-1933) Robert D. Johnson Democratic
73rd (1933-1935) Clement C. Dickinson Democratic
74th-84th (1935-1957) Dewey J. Short Republican
85th-86th (1957-1961) Charles H. "Charlie" Brown Democratic
87th-93rd (1961-1973) Durward G. Hall Republican
94th-100th (1973-1989) Gene Taylor Republican
101st-104th (1989-1997) Mel D. Hancock Republican
105th-111th (1997-present) Roy D. Blunt Republican

Counties

There are a total of 10 counties included in MO-07.

Largest cities

The 10 largest cities in MO-07 are as follows.

Rank City County Population (2000) Population (2007)
1 Springfield Greene 151,580 154,777
2 Joplin Jasper/Newton 45,504 49,100
3 Nixa Christian 12,124 18,202
4 Ozark Christian 9,665 17,177
5 Carthage Jasper 12,668 13,699
6 Republic Christian/Greene 8,438 13,021
7 Webb City Jasper 9,812 11,302
8 Neosho Newton 10,505 11,284
9 Bolivar Polk 9,143 10,892
10 Monett Barry 7,396 8,835

2008 presidential election results

The table below shows how individual counties in MO-07 voted in the 2008 presidential election. U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) swept the district with 63.07 percent of the vote while U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) received 35.39 percent, a 27.68-percent margin of victory for the GOP. McCain received less than 60 percent in only Greene County, where Obama may have been helped by the college subplot presence of Missouri State University.

County John McCain Barack Obama Difference
Newton 69.42 29.32 R + 40.10
McDonald 67.60 30.17 R + 37.43
Stone 68.02 30.69 R + 37.33
Taney 68.02 30.85 R + 37.17
Lawrence 67.70 30.64 R + 37.06
Christian 67.33 31.52 R + 35.81
Barry 66.63 31.62 R + 35.01
Jasper 65.67 32.62 R + 33.05
Polk 65.39 33.24 R + 32.15
Greene 57.06 41.26 R + 15.08

2008 Missouri Republican presidential primary election results

The table below shows how individual counties in MO-07 voted in the 2008 Missouri Republican Presidential Primary. Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) carried every county in MO-07 over U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) and former Governor Mitt Romney (R-Massachusetts).

County Mike Huckabee John McCain Mitt Romney Difference
Taney 55.89 25.90 14.17 H + 29.99
Polk 51.33 25.28 18.65 H + 26.05
Christian 48.46 24.37 22.75 H + 24.09
McDonald 48.71 25.55 14.75 H + 23.16
Lawrence 48.75 26.19 18.96 H + 22.56
Barry 49.69 28.31 15.33 H + 21.38
Newton 45.49 25.95 22.82 H + 19.54
Jasper 42.23 25.82 26.03 H + 16.20
Greene 42.48 27.09 25.17 H + 15.39
Stone 45.01 31.82 18.80 H + 13.19

2008 Missouri Democratic presidential primary election results

The table below shows how individual counties in MO-07 voted in the 2008 Missouri Democratic Presidential Primary. Former U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York) carried every county in the district by convincing margins over U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois).

County Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Difference
McDonald 68.39 26.00 C + 42.39
Barry 65.52 30.47 C + 35.05
Newton 65.55 31.46 C + 34.09
Polk 63.81 33.28 C + 30.53
Taney 63.69 33.74 C + 29.95
Lawrence 61.58 34.86 C + 26.72
Stone 61.76 35.17 C + 26.59
Jasper 60.42 36.39 C + 24.03
Christian 57.68 39.93 C + 17.75
Greene 54.94 42.77 C + 12.17

2008 gubernatorial election results

The table below shows how individual counties in MO-07 voted in the 2008 Missouri gubernatorial election. Former Attorney General and now Governor Jay Nixon (D) lost the district to his challenger, former U.S. Representative Kenny Hulshof (R).

County Kenny Hulshof Jay Nixon Difference
Newton 61.85 36.29 R + 25.56
McDonald 59.74 36.63 R + 23.11
Jasper 58.61 39.42 R + 19.19
Jasper 58.61 39.42 R + 19.19
Taney 51.16 46.31 R + 4.85
Stone 49.53 47.46 R + 2.07
Christian 49.65 47.73 R + 1.92
Barry 49.48 47.90 R + 1.58
Lawrence 49.15 47.94 R + 1.21
Polk 45.76 49.52 D + 3.76
Greene 42.84 54.45 D + 11.61

Median household incomes

Rank County Income (2008)
1 Christian $50,200
2 Greene $44,185
3 Newton $43,872
4 Stone $40,487
5 Jasper $40,243
6 Taney $39,771
7 Lawrence $38,778
8 Polk $37,199
9 Barry $35,889
10 McDonald $33,448

Median family incomes

Rank County Income (2008)
1 Christian $58,806
2 Greene $56,047
3 Newton $51,178
4 Jasper $49,007
5 Taney $47,664
6 Stone $46,675
7 Lawrence $45,843
8 Polk $45,263
9 Barry $41,861
10 McDonald $38,848

Election results

1998: Roy Blunt (R) vs. Marc Perkel (D)[1]

1998

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Roy Blunt (Incumbent) 129,746 72.6%
Democratic Marc Perkel 43,416 24.3%
Libertarian Mike Harman 5,639 3.2%
Total votes 178,801 100%%
Majority 80,691 45.1%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2002

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2002[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Roy Blunt (Incumbent) 149,519 74.81%
Democratic Roland Roy Lapham 45,964 23.00%
Libertarian Douglas Andrew Burlison 4,378 2.19%
Other Steven L. Reed 2 0.00%
Total votes 199,863 100%%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2004

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2004[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Roy Blunt (Incumbent) 210,080 70.45%
Democratic Jim Newberry 84,356 28.29%
Libertarian James K. Craig 2,767 0.93%
Constitution Steve Alger 1,002 0.34%
Total votes 298,205 100%%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2006

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2006[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Roy Blunt (Incumbent) 160,942 66.75%
Democratic Jack Truman 75,592 30.11%
Libertarian Kevin Craig 7,566 3.14%
Other Glenn Miller 23 0.01%
Total votes 241,123 100%%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2008

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2008[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Roy Blunt (Incumbent) 219,016 67.76%
Democratic Richard Monroe 91,010 28.16%
Libertarian Kevin Craig 6,971 2.16%
Constitution Travis Maddox 6,166 1.91%
Other Midge Potts 49 0.02%
Total votes 323,212 100%%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

References

  1. ^ http://sos.mo.gov/enrweb/raceresults.asp?eid=6&oid=1551&arc=1
  2. ^ 1998 Election Results
  3. ^ Official Manual of Missouri, 2003-2004, page 627.
  4. ^ Official Manual of Missouri, 2005-2006, page 637
  5. ^ Official Manual of Missouri, 2007-2008, page 649
  6. ^ 2008 Election Results







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