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In 2018, Democrats are defending ten Senate seats in states that were won by Donald Trump in 2016. One of those seats consistently regarded as one of the most vulnerable is Claire McCaskill in Missouri. A new Gravis Marketing poll of registered voters in Missouri gives Claire McCaskill a narrow ...
Still, the intense secrecy serves as an appropriate metaphor for a political system in Missouri in which residents and taxpayers are often on the outside ... Two months ago he pointed the finger of blame squarely at the culture of politics in a state that doesn't think twice about hiding behind black draping to ...

JEFFERSON CITY • Members of a prominent family in Missouri politics cut five checks for $65,000 each to the Missouri Republican Party this week, and ... In other words, one person can only donate $25,000 to any one political party per election, said Stephen Webber, the chairman of the Missouri ...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens used an email address for a veterans charity he founded to arrange political meetings as he prepared to launch his first bid for public office, despite a federal ban on nonprofits participating in political campaigns, according to records obtained by ...
JEFFERSON CITY • After months of pre-game warmup by candidates across the state, Missouri's 2018 election season has officially started. Tuesday was the opening ... (A Hawley spokesman later noted that McCaskill has been running for various political offices for decades.) By late afternoon Tuesday, ...
Kansas City could be the epicenter of a national political earthquake in November if voters on either side of the state line decide to elect a political independent in a top race. Missouri hasn't sent an independent to the U.S. Senate in its nearly two centuries as a state, but Kansas City attorney Craig O'Dear ...

The quick injection of politics was a strong sign that Greitens' potentially prolonged legal battle stemming from an extramarital affair could have implications for the 2018 elections — especially for fellow Republicans whom history suggests have a disadvantage as the party in power during the midterm of ...
Greitens, a Republican, declared his innocence in a written statement, and alleged the indictment is a "misguided political decision" by a "reckless liberal prosecutor." Gardner is a Democrat. Greitens' legal team immediately filed a motion to dismiss the indictment, on grounds that any activity Greitens ...
JEFFERSON CITY — Confidential survey results show Missouri's state workforce suffers from entrenched leadership failures, a fact only discussed in detail by officials after they learned data was leaked to the press. Last summer, Missouri participated in a free research project performed by McKinsey ...
JEFFERSON CITY • The Republican-controlled Missouri House narrowly endorsed a plan Tuesday to repeal the state's prevailing wage laws. In a move that could again set up a Democrat-led filibuster in the Senate, the House gave preliminary approval on an 86-63 vote to jettison the guidelines that set ...
Protestors line the street outside the abandoned Amelex warehouse in Springfield, Mo. where Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens held a ceremonial signing of "right-to-work" legislation on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. The governor and other backers of right to work say it will bring business to the state and give workers ...
English, 50, was first elected to the Missouri House as a Democrat from Florissant in 2012. In 2014, he drew controversy after posting on Facebook that marchers from Ferguson that were walking to the Missouri Capitol should instead march to Mexico. English, a union electrician, ditched the Democratic ...
Washington University junior Seira Furukawa, 20, is concentrating on her email and oblivious to "Bud" the horse and carriage behind her on the sidewalk on the Washington University campus on Monday afternoon, Feb. 17, 2014. The carriage belongs to the St. Louis Carriage Company and is driven by ...
JEFFERSON CITY • After months of pre-game warmup by candidates across the state, Missouri's 2018 election season has officially started. ... Osmack of St. Louis; Robert W. Hazel of St. Louis; and political science professor John Messmer of St. Louis; and St. Louis elected school board member Bill Haas.
The League of Women Voters and the political parties had tables set up with coffee and sweets. Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft was euphoric. “I think it's wonderful to have so many people from all over the state, from all the various walks of life, that are willing to get involved in politics,” Ashcroft said ...
Kansas City could be the epicenter of a national political earthquake in November if voters on either side of the state line decide to elect a political independent in a top race. Missouri hasn't sent an independent to the U.S. Senate in its nearly two centuries as a state, but Kansas City attorney Craig O'Dear ...
But the endorsement seems largely driven by Moore's contempt for what he calls “political party hypocrisy.” Sykes is seeking Missouri's Republican Senate nomination against in-party opponents that include state Attorney General Josh Hawley, who is being backed by top GOP officials in Missouri and ...

Indicted by a grand jury and charged with felony invasion of privacy, Gov. Eric Greitens is now entering a political and legal minefield. A grand jury investigation continues, and the scope of its inquiry appears wide open. Rumors that the FBI has taken notice are running rampant. The Missouri House is ...
He accused Gardner, a Democrat who was also elected in November 2016, of playing politics. "With today's disappointing and misguided political decision, my confidence in our prosecutorial system is shaken, but not broken," Greitens said. "I know this will be righted soon. The people of Missouri deserve ...
FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks outside the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. Greitens is the latest of several U.S. governors who have been indicted on a wide variety of charges in the last century. He is the sixth governor indicted since 2000. (AP Photo/Jeff ...
A booking photo provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shows Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in ...
The quick injection of politics was a strong sign that Greitens' potentially prolonged legal battle stemming from an extramarital affair could have implications for the 2018 elections — especially for fellow Republicans whom history suggests have a disadvantage as the party in power during the midterm of ...
The people of Missouri deserve better than a reckless liberal prosecutor who uses her office to score political points." ... Greitens' charity, The Mission Continues, faced scrutiny during the campaign when Democrats accused him of insider politics for accessing the donor list to raise about $2 million through ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose victory in his first run for public office made him a rising Republican political figure, was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from an affair he had in 2015. Greitens has acknowledged an ...
"With today's disappointing and misguided political decision, my confidence in our prosecutorial system is shaken, but not broken. I know this will be righted soon. The people of Missouri deserve better than a reckless liberal prosecutor who uses her office to score political points. I look forward to the legal ...
Spokesman Parker Briden said Greitens would participate in a meeting of governors at the Pentagon, represent Missouri at the meeting of the Delta Regional Authority and present to fellow governors on veterans issues. It is the second time this month the governor has left Missouri for a national conference.
Richard Uihlein, a wealthy packaging company executive from Lake Forest who is also helping to bankroll Attorney General Josh Hawley's bid for the U.S. Senate, contributed $500,000 Tuesday to a Kansas City-based political action committee named “Freedom to Work,” which is raising cash to fend off a ...
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a May 20 rally in Poplar Bluff, Mo., about his decision to call a special session of the legislature aimed at negotiatingg a lower electric rate for a shuttered aluminum smelter and a proposed steel mill at New Madrid, Mo. (Paul Davis/The Daily American Republic via AP).
Missouri state auditor Nicole Galloway explains why she has launched a special task force to monitor the financial health of Missouri's rural hospitals during an interview withe business reporter Samantha Liss on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at the Post-Dispatch. Photo by Laurie Skrivan ...
The fringe-y U.S. Senate candidate has lately become known to Missourians (a little) for campaign videos that look like James Bond parodies. What scant debate he has spawned in the state's political world has centered mainly on whether his coiffed-and-squinting political persona is genuine or satiric.
Both Trump and Greitens promised to shake up the political landscape, and with Republican majorities in both the House and the Senate, both seemed well-positioned to do just that. Then the governing began in Missouri, and it was replete with accusations of gubernatorial bullying in offices just off the ...
The governor's budget plan also includes what Haug described as a first-of-a-kind proposal in Missouri to take out a short-term line of credit of up to $250 million. The borrowed money would be used to pay state income tax refunds more quickly. In recent years, the state has increasingly fallen behind on ...
Politically Speaking: Taking stock of a startling week in Missouri politics. By Jason Rosenbaum & Jo Mannies • Jan 12, 2018. Related Program: Politically Speaking ... In any case, the story seriously damaged Greitens' national political prospects. And it's an open question whether he can stay in office — especially because ...
But his attorney is forcefully denying the allegations that Greitens blackmailed the woman, which is what a lot of Missouri political figures are focusing on at this point in time. ["The governor denies that the picture was taken and denies stating the words attributed to him by her on the recording," said Greitens ...
Greitens, a Republican, declared his innocence in a written statement, and alleged the indictment is a "misguided political decision" by a "reckless liberal prosecutor." Gardner is a Democrat. Greitens' legal team immediately filed a motion to dismiss the indictment, on grounds that any activity Greitens ...
The quick injection of politics was a strong sign that Greitens' potentially prolonged legal battle stemming from an extramarital affair could have implications for the 2018 elections — especially for fellow Republicans whom history suggests have a disadvantage as the party in power during the midterm of ...
Lt. Gov. Mike Parson talks to reporters on Dec. 5, 2017 about problems at the St. Louis Veterans Home. Photo by Kurt Erickson of the Post-Dispatch. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. JEFFERSON CITY • At a time when Gov. Eric Greitens is seeking to slash funding for colleges and universities, the No.
He meant the self-effacing phrase as a compliment, a reminder of a simpler time, when a greater percentage of Americans saw politics as a noble profession. ... Toward the end of his career, Schlemeier told me, just figuring out who the decision maker was — lawmaker, lobbyist or political consultant ...
An industry group that sued to block the issuance of dealer licenses to electric car maker Tesla in Missouri lost its legal battle on appeal Tuesday. ... it is the forum of the political process — where the plaintiffs have historically shown political muscle — to which the content of the licensing arguments of this ...
Congressional Republican efforts to remake the U.S. tax code could set the table for sweeping changes to Missouri's own system of collecting money from residents. A congressional conference is expected in the near future to craft a final piece of legislation that could cut taxes, eliminate deductions and ...
JEFFERSON CITY • The state's largest employee pension system is on track to save an estimated $90 million as part of a buyout program for former employees. According to data provided by the Missouri State Employees Retirement System, 3,748 former state workers - from prison guards to social service ...
A Missouri lawmaker says he is prepared to slow down the Senate following the state Board of Education's decision to fire the former commissioner of education. Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, told the News-Leader on Monday that he has talked with other senators about the actions of board members ...
JEFFERSON CITY • A political newcomer from Franklin County is seeking the Republican nomination to replace Rep. Paul Curtman in the Missouri House of Representatives. In an announcement Monday, Kevin Juergens, 53, said he is planning to retire as a Rockwood High School teacher and run for the ...
There's a lot going on next year in Kansas and Missouri politics. The Sunflower State is sure to see a heated gubernatorial race, and Missouri will play host to one of the most competitive Senate races in the nation. Then there are the local races — like the one for mayor of Kansas City, Missouri — which can ...
"I'm here today to endorse and offer my unequivocal support" to Moore, Sykes, a fellow Republican, says in the video, which features the action-packed music and epic flashing imagery that has come to characterize his James Bond-ish candidacy.
The notion of "dark money" — contributions made so that the donors are not identified — is not new to Missouri politics. Prior to his election, Gov. Eric Greitens accepted millions of dollars from a secretive political action committee. Afterward, to advocate for his agenda, his campaign aides formed a nonprofit ...
Dark money continues to pour into Missouri politics and government, to the ... Raise Up Missouri, the committee organizing the minimum wage ...
Tony Hastings, 79, is a veteran who lives at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. Louis. He is unhappy about the quality of care he receives there.
Eric Greitens is pushing back against Missouri House Democrats' claim that ... "Their press release is nothing more than a political stunt," said ...
Missouri lawmakers are considering stricter controls on how political ... PAC investing in a hedge fund appears to be unique in Missouri politics.


 

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