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Results in Key Missouri House Races

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Three races in Springfield for seats in the Missouri House of Representatives drew a lot of attention. K-S-M-U's Katie Hummel reports on the candidates who won and lost these House seats.

THE SOUND OF CHEERS AT THE REPUBLICAN WATCH PARTY IN SPRINGFIELD LAST NIGHT MEANT MORE THAN JUST CELEBRATION FOR PRESIDENT BUSH SUPPORTERS : FOR MARK WRIGHT IT MEANT PERSONAL SUCCESS : FOR THE FOURTH TIME.

REPUBLICAN MARK WRIGHT WON THE SEAT FOR MISSOURI'S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE 137th DISTRICT, WHICH COVERS NOTHERN SPRINGFIELD.

WRIGHT RAN AGAINST DEMOCRAT BILL SCZEPANSKI.

SCZEPANSKI SAYS HE RAN A TOUGH CAMPAIGN AND HAS NO REGRETS.

AND DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE SARA LAMPE HAS BEEN DOING SOME CELEBRATING.

LAMPE, WHO RAN AGAINST REPUBLICAN INCUMBENTLARRY MORRIS, WON THE SEAT FOR MISSOURI HOUSE IN THE 138TH DISTRICT, WHICH COVERS CENTRAL SPRINGFIELD, INCLUDING SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY.

SHE SAYS IT'S NOT A WIN FOR HER, BUT FOR THE PEOPLE OF HER DISTRICT.

LAMPE SUPPORTERS SAY THERE WERE NEGATIVE TV ADS TARGETED AT HER.

BUT LAMPE SAYS THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR HER, DIDN'T LET THE ADS BOTHER THEM.

AND THOSE ISSUES AND CONCERNS ARE WHAT REPUBLICAN CHARLIE DENISON SAYS HE IS GOING TO BE MOST CONCERNED ABOUT NOW.

DENISON WON THE MISSOURI HOUSE SEAT FOR THE 135TH DISTRICT HE RAN AGAINST DEMOCRAT BOB TORP.

DENISON SAYS THE PUBLIC'S OPINIONS AND CONCERNS ARE THE MOST REWARDING PART OF A CAMPAIGN.

Three races in Springfield for seats in the Missouri House of Representatives drew a lot of attention. K-S-M-U's Katie Hummel reports on the candidates who won and lost these house seats.