The amendment, which if passed, would ensure that the right of Missouri citizens to express their religious beliefs would not be infringed; that school children have the right to pray and acknowledge God voluntarily in their schools; and that all public schools will display the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution.
In Dunklin County, incumbent Jeanie Moore Herbst (D) and Ron Huber (R) fought for the seat of Commissioner in the first district while second district Commissioner was a contest between Democrats Patrick McHaney and Mike Hunter. Democrats Shawnee McGruder Trowbridge and Jack Adkins were in competition for public administrator.
Eight Republican candidates fought for the opportunity to compete with current U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill in the November election.
The gubernatorial race held three Democratic and four Republican competitors. The lieutenant governor's race was popular with thirteen candidates in the running. Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General races were also part of the state's match.
On the Republican ballot, incumbent Jo Ann Emerson went head to head with Bob Parker for the Republican nomination for U.S. Representative of Missouri's 8th District. Jack Rushin (D) and Rick Vandeven (C) were unopposed on their ballots.
Both Terry Swinger (D) and Doug Libla (R) ran unopposed for their party's nomination in the race for Missouri State Senate District 25 while Steve Hodges (D) and Neil Boyd (R) were also unopposed for their party's nomination as Missouri State Representative District 149. Todd Richardson (R) was the only candidate in the race for State Representative District 152. In the Missouri State Representative race for District 150, Tom Todd (D) was unopposed for his party's nomination while Kent Hampton (R) also ran unopposed for his party's nomination.
Rob Mayer (R) and Steve Mitchell (D) sought nominations for Circuit Judge District 35. In District 34, Fred Copeland (D) was the only candidate seeking the position of Circuit Judge.