The Latest: Candidate rejected by party loses House race


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Republican whose son and daughter urged people not
to vote for him has lost an election to serve in the Missouri House.

Steve West was defeated Tuesday by incumbent Democrat Rep. Jon Carpenter, who
will represent a district that covers part of northern Kansas City and
Gladstone.

Before the election, West's son and daughter urged voters to reject their
father because he has espoused racist, homophobic views, as well as criticizing
Jews and Muslims.

The Missouri Republican Party issued a statement after West won the GOP
primary in August saying the party didn't ask West to run and denouncing his
views.

West made many of his controversial comments on a radio show. He has said his
comments were taken out of context and denied that he is a racist or
anti-Semitic.

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