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After making their picks for president and governor, Greene County voters will also decide on their representatives in the Missouri House today.

Most of the races appear fairly predictable — six for Republicans, one for Democrats — but House District 135, on Springfield’s east side, is one to watch.

Republicans have held the seat since 2013, and incumbent Rep. Steve Helms has won it twice.

But their margins have been shrinking, going from 15.8 percentage points in 2014 to 5.7 points two years ago, and now Democrat Betsy Fogle, a public health worker, thinks she can flip it.

She says the evidence became even clearer in August, when the district overwhelmingly backed Medicaid expansion, which she supports and Helms does not.

She points out that Helms also joined with the rest of his party to back an anti-union “right to work” bill that voters resoundingly rejected at the polls.

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