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100 Days Later: New statewide elected officials rise to a host of challenges in first days on job

100 Days Later: New statewide elected officials rise to a host of challenges in first days on job

By Benjamin Peters and Travis Zimpfer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a landslide victory in the November elections, the Missouri GOP took over every statewide office on the ballot. And now, 100 days after being sworn in, each Republican has since been tested in some way or another, each rising to the occasion to meet

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2018 Tip Sheet: House

House Races Elected in 2010 – 43 The current breakdown of the huge 2010 class is 35 Republicans and eight Democrats. Interesting to note, that class is the same size as the junior class, which stands at 43 members. This was the class elected after Obamacare in the huge Republican wave and many Democrats have

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Looking forward to the 2018 election: Who are the top contenders?

U.S. Senate Likely to Run Congresswoman Ann Wagner With a $2.7 million dollar war chest and very high name id in the state’s largest media market, it has long been assumed that she would run for this seat since the Akin debacle in 2012. Wagner has a conservative voting record and a resume including serving

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Galloway contender for EMILY’s List award

State Auditor Nicole Galloway reached out to supporters this morning by email, announcing and also asking for support in her selection as a nominee for the EMILY’s List 2017 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award. Named in honor of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the Rising Star Award celebrates “an extraordinary woman serving in state or

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Axiom Strategies receives five awards for excellence

Axiom Strategies takes home multiple Reed Awards for efforts in campaign direct mail, targeting, and strategy KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Axiom Strategies has been honored with five prestigious awards at the annual Reed Awards ceremony. The largest Republican political consulting firm in the country took home four awards for outstanding direct mail and targeting, the

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Charter school advocates call on McCaskill to support Betsy DeVos

WASHINGTON  – As President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education heads towards a Senate confirmation vote next week, charter school advocates are encouraging U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill to reconsider her opposition to Betsy DeVos. In a phone conference Wednesday morning, Gerard Robinson, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and St Louis attorney

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Missouri Times Magazine now available online

The first edition of the Missouri Times Magazine hit offices just in time for the start of the legislative session, but now, you can read the magazine in its entirety online. The magazine features profiles on several major players in Missouri politics, Q&As with lobbyists, an in-depth look at the renovations project at the Capitol,

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10 TWMP episodes to countdown the New Year

The time between Christmas and New Years is a strange lull for Missouri politicos where to-do lists seem impossible to complete, but time is randomly and unsatisfyingly available. To fill the lull in your holidays, we suggest watching ten of the most notable episodes of This Week in Missouri Politics since the show’s start two

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House candidates that could be back in 2018

Anyone can have a rough night when after months of hard work, the votes roll in and the result goes the other way. However, defeat does not necessarily mean the end of a political career. These candidates, most of them new to politics, showed promise in races, even if they lost by a wide margin. We

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