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MOGOV Countdown: Day 7

MOGOV Countdown: Day 7

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One week out from Election Day, and the Missouri gubernatorial race is close. A surprisingly small new poll by the Monmouth University Polling Institute shows Eric Greitens and Chris Koster tied at 46 percent each. BREAKING: Missouri DJT 52 HRC 38#MOSen Blunt 47 Kander 46#MOGov Greitens 46 Koster 46 — MonmouthPoll (@MonmouthPoll)

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MOGOV Countdown: Day 8

We’re eight days out from Election Day, and Missouri’s gubernatorial candidates continue to exchange jabs online. Both candidates continue to travel around the state and speak to voters, with Greitens making a stop in Mehlville and West County. Great to be in West County today talking with voters about our mission to take Missouri in


Political Ads on TV: Are Sales Going Down?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems like there are more campaign ads appearing every election, but as candidates turn to other methods, less money is being spent on TV. There are a number of things to remember about political advertisements, so here’s our breakdown: Are candidates spending more? Spending on political advertising has been steadily increasing


Races for Statewide Executive Offices: A Week in Review

Less than two weeks away from Election Day, and the stakes are still high in the races for executive office. Republicans have the advantage when it comes to raising funds in the race for lieutenant governor, secretary of state and treasurer, but having money doesn’t necessarily guarantee a victory on November 8th. Here’s the latest

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New mailer attacks Koster on Medicare cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Republican Party is taking aim at Democratic candidate Chris Koster’s record on Medicare, this time via mail. The pamphlet claims Koster’s plan is to cut Medicare, saying the Democratic candidate is a “disaster for Missouri seniors”. The ad says Koster supports Obamacare, even though it cuts Medicare by $716

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Merideth says compromise is key to progress in Missouri

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – In just a few months, Representative Mike Colona will vacate his chair in the Missouri House, unable to run due to term limits. Barring an incredible upset from Teressa Ezell, the Green Party candidate in the 80th district, Peter Merideth will be the new state representative in the House. Merideth defeated

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PSC questions jurisdiction over electric car charging stations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It looks like Ameren’s plan to install electric car charging stations will be put on hold until they can decide whether they have jurisdiction over the pilot program. The Public Service Commission on Wednesday agreed to suspend the requested tariff that would have authorized a pilot program in the Show Me


Lasater receives $250k for Senate campaign

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Republican leaders in Missouri are throwing their support – and money – behind former state representative Brent Lasater via a political action committee targeting the district. Lasater, R-Independence, is seeking the senate seat for District 11 this election, and recent contributions look to propel him into the seat. Those contributions, all donated

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Holden releases first gubernatorial wine

HERMANN, Mo. – For more than a century, Hermann has been known around the state as wine country, but perhaps no wine is as stately as the latest offering from Stone Hill Winery: the Governor’s Reserve, a new red wine produced by former Governor Bob Holden. The former governor and his wife planted 192 vines of that same

Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens speaks to the audience during a town hall event in Jefferson City.

Greitens defends campaign donations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens campaigned in Jefferson City on Friday night, looking to draw more support from the capital city. But after speaking to a crowd of more than 75 people at the Chamber of Commerce, the Republican took a defensive stance when asked about a large donation made to his campaign. The $1.9