ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) - St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has defeated challenger Mary Pat Carl by a large margin in the primary.
Final results were posted Tuesday just before 11 p.m. showing Gardner with 60.77% of the vote, compared to 39.23% for Carl.
Her decision last month to file felony unlawful use of a weapon charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey drew strong rebuttals from President Donald Trump, Gov. Mike Parson, Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Sen. Josh Hawley.
Gardner has long contended she’s the victim of race-based attacks. In January, she filed a federal lawsuit accusing the city government, along with the biggest police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. The lawsuit also accused “entrenched interests” of intentionally impeding her efforts to change racist practices.