Heated County Executive race driving voters to the polls

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) - Tuesday is Election Day in St. Louis County. The most watched race is the Democratic Primary for St. Louis County Executive. Current St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is battling Councilman Steve Stenger for one of the top posts in the area. On the Republican side, state Rep. Rick Stream of Kirkwood is facing Green Park Alderman Tony Pousosa.

The Democratic race has been very heated.  Dooley and Stenger have made nasty comments about each other in television ads. While both men have similar positions on many issues, the race seems to be turning on style of the candidates.

Dooley was appointed County Executive following the death of Buzz Westfall. He has been serving for the past 11 years. He won a special election in 2004 and was re-elected in 2006 and 2010.

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