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Greitens' nonprofit, A New Missouri Inc., was formed by his campaign aides to spend money on the governor's behalf. Because it is a nonprofit oriented toward "social welfare" and not a political action committee or candidate account, A New Missouri does not have to adhere to the same requirements to ...
We want to help families save for the long term,” Brady said. “Also, while the tax cuts for families were long-term, they're not yet permanent. So we're going to address issues like that.” The trip to Missouri came a day after Trump announced he had fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, with questions swirling ...

President Donald Trump's visit to Missouri to campaign for Senate candidate Josh Hawley may draw unwanted attention to a series of GOP sex scandals Hawley is attempting to distance himself from. If Hawley wants to unseat Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, many say he'll need to win over suburban women, many of ...
That, of course, helps her and her fellow Democrats continue to take shots at the governor, the most popular conservative figure in Missouri in a generation. I've known this governor for over a dozen years. When I was a commissioner for the White House fellowship program, his application came across our ...
Donald Trump's approval rating has taken a hit in Missouri, but he still remains more popular than recently indicted Governor Eric Greitens. Trump holds a 46%-50% approval spread, while Greitens is at 34%-50%. Voters are split (37%-37%) on whether Governor Greitens should resign. Multiple Republican ...
Three candidates for University of Missouri's student government have dropped out after the discovery of offensive tweets they made. March 7, 2018, at 3:47 ... Stover also revealed derogatory tweets about women and black people posted by vice-presidential candidate Caius Gillen. He removed himself ...

A newly formed organization, Unite America, has released its first slate of candidates for public office, including a U.S. Senate hopeful for Missouri. The group says it's building a national movement to challenge the gridlocked and historically unpopular two party system. Formerly known as the Centrist ...
When the GOP's best-known candidate, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, officially filed last week in the state capital, one of the first questions he fielded from reporters was about the governor. Hawley sought to make it clear that he wasn't going to comment on the indictment or the upcoming trial.
The campaign for Missouri Students Association president was temporarily suspended Tuesday, and two presidential candidates dropped out after ... The discriminatory tweets were written by two candidates for MSA president, Thomas and Jacobs, and one vice-presidential candidate, Caius Gillen.
... potential candidates. To see the whole list, visit bit.ly/2FjuCGo. Primaries take place Aug. 7 and the general election Nov. 6. Those filing must present identification, file a declaration for candidacy, complete Form 5120 (affidavit of tax payments) and complete a personal financial disclosure for the Missouri ...
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, as he mingled with candidates packing the hallways. "That's the strength of our system," ...
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 day of the state's one-month candidate filing period for people who want to be on the August primary election ballot. From now through ...
The theocrat who managed to lose a Senate special election in one of the reddest precincts of the Bible Belt is offering his dubious blessing to Courtland Sykes, an obscure, parachuted-in-from-nowhere Senate candidate in Missouri who made his own news last month with a statement chock-full of insults to ...
Hawley is seen as the top candidate who can defeat McCaskill in November. President Donald Trump is expected to headline an invitation-only fundraiser for Hawley in St. Louis on March 14. The state went for Trump by almost 20 points in 2016. The ad comes as McCaskill and Missouri Democrats are ...
Courtland Sykes, the little-known Missouri U.S. Senate candidate who briefly caused a national stir last week with an anti-feminist online rant, is no longer operating with a mere $500 in campaign fundraising. Newly released campaign records show that Sykes, a Republican, raised some $14,000 more in ...
President Donald Trump won Missouri in 2016 by more than 19 percentage points. The state has a Republican governor and its other senator, Roy Blunt, is a Republican. Hawley just needs to have enough money to establish himself as a credible, serious candidate and put himself ahead of the rest of the ...
However, though some reality TV stars become presidents, other so-called politicians remain in the realm of pop culture, not politics: like rogue-ishly attractive, loathsomely misogynist Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Courtland Sykes. His belief that feminists's heads are full of snakes, his desire to uphold the ...

A Republican candidate for the Missouri Senate is facing criticism for calling feminists quote "she-devils." Courtland Sykes posted the comment on Facebook last week. He also said that if he ever has daughters, he wouldn't want them to become what he called "career-obsessed banshees." Along with that ...
Many of her meetings have been in rural Missouri, where Republicans have dominated in recent elections. In contrast, Harris-Stowe is in the middle of heavily Democratic St. Louis. When asked whether voters should take Sykes seriously, McCaskill told reporters, “What candidates have realized is that the ...
He filed to run as a candidate in September 2017 and has raised $500, according to a Federal Election Commission filing from October 2017. In an interview with a St. Louis radio station Friday, Sykes called his statement a pushback against radical feminism and said the question about whether he ...
The Facebook posting was part of an 11-page statement Sykes sent the St. Louis Post Dispatch last October when he announced his candidacy. He is modeling himself as a loyal Trump Republican and an outsider. Nobody in Missouri Republican politics says they have ever heard of Courtland Sykes, but ...
Terry Hayes, Maine's treasurer and a possible gubernatorial candidate, left the Democratic Party over its domination by teachers' unions. Craig O'Dear, a Kansas City lawyer exploring a challenge to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, was active in the GOP but became disillusioned with both ...
... in which he proposed that Democrats could win in red states by going bolder and unapologetically embracing authentic progressivism. "Voters will forgive you for believing something that they don't believe so long as they know that you truly believe it," the failed Missouri Senate candidate contended.
PEORIA — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Daiber called Thursday for Illinois to join Missouri and Arkansas in imposing a ban on the herbicide dicamba. “I do not believe there are safeguards in place as of this day to safely use the herbicide in its current state,” said Daiber, who is himself a farmer ...
The candidate said that he hoped his daughters do not grow up to be “career obsessed banshees who forgo home life and children and the happiness of family to become nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she devils who shriek from the top of a thousand tall buildings they are [SIC] think they could ...
A Missouri school board candidate is under fire after screen shots of tweets from her account were published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jeanie Ames, a candidate for a seat on the Parkway School Board west of St. Louis, has locked her account, which hides her tweets from the public. But the screen ...
Missouri Senate candidate Courtland Sykes felt compelled to clarify his previously stated views of women's rights in a Facebook post on Tuesday. And clarify them he did, including by labeling feminists "career-obsessed banshees." Related: Happy birthday Virginia Woolf: Google Doodle celebrates 'one of ...
Missouri school board elections are nonpartisan, which means that school board hopefuls do not file for candidacy nor campaign under the label of a political party. That does not mean, however, that school board candidates can't be partisan, said Kenneth Warren, a political science professor at St. Louis ...
JEFFERSON CITY — A conservative candidate for U.S. Senate is facing criticism for comparing the appearances of female Democrats to cartoon villains and monsters. Courtland Sykes, a Republican candidate for Senate, is standing by his Sunday evening Facebook post, which drew near-immediate ire.
Courtland Sykes, a Republican candidate for Senate, is standing by his Sunday evening Facebook post, which drew near-immediate ire. The post, which Sykes captioned "Democrats dressing for the jobs they want," is an image juxtaposing three prominent Democratic women with three cartoon villains:.
Those of us who had a chance to meet Eric Grietens before he became a candidate for Missouri governor had reason to believe he had a promising personal future. He had the characteristics of an American hero. Former SEAL. Rhodes Scholar. Founder of “The Mission Continues,” an estimable charitable ...
Missouri's campaign finance laws contain a campaign contribution limit of $2,600 per election from individuals and committees. Reached by phone Wednesday afternoon, Redmon, a candidate for the Missouri State Senate 18th District, said he'd been in contact with the Missouri Ethics Commission and his ...
In Missouri, that may very well be true. Meet Craig O'Dear, an unknown attorney from Kansas City who could decide the fate of Trump's presidency. O'Dear, who would run as an independent candidate, announced last week that he has formed an exploratory campaign committee while making a final ...
Both Missouri City and Sugar Land city councils meet Tuesday, and candidate filings begin Wednesday for Sugar Land City Council and the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees. Here's what residents of Missouri City and Sugar Land need to know to get a jump start on this week, Jan. 15-19. 1) Sugar Land City ...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As Paul DeGregorio, a prominent Missouri Republican and former political operative, pondered whom to support for governor of Missouri in 2015, he thought he had found just the right candidate after spending about an hour with Eric Greitens. Mr. Greitens seemed to check every ...
On Monday, television personality Oprah Winfrey dominated the political landscape after her Sunday night speech at the Golden Globes spurred speculation that she would run for president in 2020. The next day, 85-year-old ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of criminal contempt of federal court but pardoned ...
“It must be embarrassing for Josh because he aggressively sought Steve Bannon's support, and now I guess it's no surprise that we haven't heard anything,” said Austin Petersen, a former libertarian presidential candidate who is running for Senate in Missouri as a Republican. Petersen said Hawley is “so ...
UNIVERSITY CITY, MO — The office of mayor and three city council seats — one from each ward — will be on the ballot when University City holds its municipal election on Tuesday, April 3. Candidates for City Council must gather the signatures of at least 50 voters (and not more than 75) registered in the ...
Ryan Silvey has been confirmed as the next member of the Missouri Public Service Commission, and has resigned his seat in the State Senate. The Republican from Kansas City was appointed by Governor Eric Greitens, who Silvey has criticized for accepting money from politically-active non-profit groups ...
Hoagenson is a Democratic candidate for Missouri's 4th Congressional District against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. ... As the state and federal legislative sessions are now underway, Democratic candidate Renee Hoagenson talked with Sedalia citizens about their concerns with the country in 2018.
“As a candidate, Eric Greitens promised to eliminate corruption and cronyism in Missouri government,” House Democratic Whip Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, said. “As governor, he has embraced the dark side of politics that he claimed to disdain. When secretive organizations funnel large amounts of money ...
But Missouri Democrats may need to keep incumbent Auditor Nicole Galloway in place to preserve their political prospects. For starters, Democrats have a fairly thin bench of statewide contenders and Galloway could be the candidate to take on incumbent Gov. Eric Greitens in 2020. For that to be even a ...
As for the donor, Petersen identifies him only as "Eric," noting that he'll be listed like any other contributor on the candidate's next mandated campaign finance report. He says the guy reached out on Twitter ("He'd been following how much attention I've been giving to crypto-currency") and liked the idea of ...
Libertarian presidential candidate Austin Petersen speaks to delegates at the National Libertarian Party Convention in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, May 27, 2016. ... WASHINGTON • Missouri Republican Senate candidate Austin Petersen said Thursday he has accepted bitcoin contributions from about a dozen ...
Humphreys helped recruit Attorney General Josh Hawley as a candidate for Missouri's 2018 Senate race. Hawley has expressed concerns about Moore in the past, but he's faced criticism from Democrats for being too quiet on the issue in the wake of Trump's decision to back Moore in the Alabama race.
Missouri AG Josh Hawley hedges on whether he'd vote for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore ... JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley would not say directly on Monday if he would vote for Judge Roy Moore in an upcoming Alabama U.S. Senate election, if given the chance.
Josh Hawley, the Missouri attorney general and rising Republican star who appeared to have a clear path to the party's U.S. Senate nomination this year, ... that the $958,000 Hawley raised in the last quarter of 2017 is higher than that of any other nonincumbent Republican Senate candidate in the country.
Meet the Democratic candidate: “Let's dream big and imagine together what we want Missouri to look like at the end of the 21st century,” Ford, a retired teacher, has said. “As a person of faith raised with Ozarkian values, my goal if elected would be to strengthen the smallest voices, especially those of public ...
Democrats have long written off districts like Missouri's 97th because the data convinced them they were unwinnable. But as we've seen time and again since November 2016, data science is not an adequate replacement for politics. Revis is an interesting candidate. He works at Anheuser-Busch as a ...
“He won his first statewide race handily,” Missouri Sen. GOP Roy Blunt said Monday evening. “I think he's a good candidate. I'm not concerned, but it's a tough state and you have to work hard.” Missouri is one of the few states where Republicans had appeared to avoid a costly and divisive primary.


 

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