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Glenn Koenen wins Democratic primary for Todd Akin's seat

1:23 PM, Sep 13, 2012   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A recount has confirmed that Glenn Koenen won a Democratic primary for a suburban St. Louis congressional seat and will face Republican Ann Wagner in the November election.

Unofficial results of the recount released Thursday by the secretary of state's office show Koenen's margin of victory declined by two votes compared to the original count from the Aug. 7 primary. But he still finished 46 votes ahead of Harold Whitfield in a four-person primary that drew a total of nearly 28,000 votes.

Wagner and Koenen are competing to succeed Republican Todd Akin in Missouri's 2nd Congressional District. Instead of seeking re-election, Akin is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.

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