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The following is a round-up of Post-Dispatch editorial board endorsements in Tuesday’s election.

President: Barack Obama

What we wrote: “The question for voters is actually very simple. The nation has wrestled with it since its founding: Will this be government for the many or the few? Choose the many. Choose Barack Obama.”

U.S. Senate: Claire McCaskill

What we wrote: “What makes this race so depressing is that voters seeking an open-minded senator who will allow his or her beliefs to be guided by logic, common sense and intellectual honesty really have only one choice. That is Claire McCaskill. The Republicans have abdicated.”

Governor: Jay Nixon

What we wrote: “The most important reason to send Mr. Nixon back to Jefferson City is that he has shown the willingness to use his veto pen, and sometimes just the threat of a veto, to stop many truly awful legislative proposals from becoming law. Mr. Nixon has stood up for workers and women in a strong way.”

Attorney General: Chris Koster

What we wrote:: “Mr. Koster has proven to be a competent, professional attorney general. His penchant for political pandering pales in comparison to that of his poisonous and poorly qualified opponent.”

Lieutenant Governor: Susan Montee

What we wrote: “As state auditor, Ms. Montee ran an effective office. She had an admirable independence, questioning expenditures of government money even when it got her crossways with Gov. Jay Nixon, also a Democrat.”

Treasurer: Clint Zweifel

What we wrote: “The truth of the 2012 race for state treasurer is that there should be no contest between Mr. Zweifel, a serious, credible professional treasurer who has performed well in his first term, and Republican Cole McNary, an inexperienced state representative who doesn’t seem to have a handle on what the state treasurer actually does.”

Secretary of State: Jason Kander

What we wrote: “Mr. Kander, a veteran and an attorney, has the intellectual capacity and bipartisan spirit it takes to serve as the state’s top election official. Missourians can trust that Mr. Kander won’t be owned by one very wealthy donor. He’ll protect the right to vote, not auction it to the highest bidder.”

Congress, Missouri’s 2nd District: Ann Wagner

What we wrote: “She is the sort of serious, credible person who can bring the party back to respectability.”

Congress, Missouri’s 8th District: Jo Ann Emerson

What we wrote: “Ms. Emerson was a ‘moderate’ before it became a dirty word in some GOP circles. She’s not anti-union. She generally votes based on the needs of her economically battered district. She’s not opposed to finding common ground with Democrats.”

Congress, Illinois 12th District: Bill Enyart

What we wrote: “His background as commander of the Illinois National Guard since 2007 and military service dating to 1976, coupled with his years of work as an attorney, have coalesced into making him a credible candidate.”

Missouri State Senate, 1st District: Scott Sifton

What we wrote: “Mr. Sifton hasn’t accepted gifts during his time in Jefferson City. And when lobbyists have paid for an occasional meal, he’s paid them back, using his money, not that of campaign donors. The Missouri Legislature needs more of that.”

St. Louis city treasurer: Tishaura Jones

What we wrote: “City voters can put a reform-minded candidate in the job. State Rep. Tishaura Jones, who won a spirited primary in August, is the easy choice.”

Amendment 3: NO

What we wrote: “Saying no isn’t good enough here. Amendment 3 must be crushed. The political operatives who profit by continuing this cynical attempt to do real damage to Missouri’s judiciary must be sent a loud message that will be heard by their secretive funders. Leave our judges alone.”

Proposition A: YES

What we wrote:: “Proposition A is not perfect, but after 151 years, it would be foolish to allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good. Local control is right, and it is fair.”

Proposition B: YES

What we wrote: “Businesses need good schools, both for their employees’ families, and to provide a pool of qualified future employees. Missouri is failing in this regard. Proposition B is just a first step to righting that ship.”

Proposition E: NO

What we wrote: “Proposition E is a legislative attempt to rile up partisan opposition to President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, by changing state law to fix a nonexistent problem.”

St. Louis County Proposition L: YES

What we wrote: “Library users deserve to continue to receive the high number of services they get in the pleasant surroundings to which they have become accustomed. County residents rightly are proud of their library system. They must be willing to invest in it to keep it strong.”

Special School District Proposition S: YES

What we wrote: “Voting yes on Proposition S will help maintain services for a rapidly growing number of students with autism; sustain programs for students that provide opportunities for job-training experience; keep salaries for teachers and other professional staff competitive; and provide money for some capital projects to make SSD schools safer and better-suited to the needs of their students.”

St. Charles County Law Enforcement Charter Question: YES

What we wrote: “It would give the residents of the state’s fastest-growing county the kind of professional law enforcement official they deserve.”

St. Charles questions 1-4, and Proposition A: YES to all

What we wrote: “All four charter questions deserve Yes votes. They update the charter approved in 1979 and refine a modern government structure.”

St. Louis city Proposition R: YES

What we wrote: “While it’s not likely Prop R would save the city any money, it might attract more serious candidates with broader, citywide perspectives on issues.”