In Missouri, Democrats flip 42nd state legislative seat of Trump's presidency

Democrat Lauren Arthur wins Missouri state Senate seat
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Democrat Lauren Arthur won a special election Tuesday for a Missouri state Senate seat in the Kansas City suburbs, defeating Republican state Rep. Kevin Corlew by 19 points, 59 percent to 40 percent. Arthur, a state House member and teacher, will replace Republican Ryan Silvey, who resigned in January to take a job on the state Public Service Commission. President Trump and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney both won Missouri's 17th district by 4 points, though Democrat Jason Kandar won the district by 11 points in his unsuccessful 2016 U.S. Senate run.

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Peter Weber, The Week US

Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.