Jay Nixon Election Results: Democrat Wins Reelection In Missouri Gubernatorial Race

11/07/2012 12:40 am ET

Democrat Jay Nixon has won another term as Missouri governor, the Associated Press projected on Tuesday.

Nixon faced a challenge from Republican St. Louis businessman Dave Spence.

The Associated Press reports:

Nixon seldom emphasized his Democratic affiliation while campaigning for office. Instead, his ads touted his independence and stressed his support for spending cuts and tax cuts - enabling him to pick up support from some voters who normally back Republicans.

Spence was making his first run for public office after stepping down last year as head of a company that makes plastic bottles for pharmaceuticals and other uses. He poured several million dollars into his campaign.

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