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Roorda to run for Jefferson County Council

BARNHART, Mo. – Jeff Roorda, a former state representative, announced Tuesday his plans to run for the Jefferson County Council. The Democrat was term-limited and made an unsuccessful bid for state senate last year, losing to Republican Paul Weiland. Roorda calls the move for county council one with bipartisan support. Roorda will attempt to take the seat of

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Butler’s site not your daddy’s campaign website

Saint Louis — Most websites for elected officials are dotted with photos of smiling families, carefully crafted campaign videos, and plenty of “DONATE NOW!” links. But Rep. Michael Butler has done something a little different for Butler, a sophomore House Democrat from St. Louis City, is hardly front-and-center of the website, which looks and

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Dixon’s statement not as simple as a headline

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The gubernatorial campaign of Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, has released a series of statements responding to media inquiries into past statements from the candidate and his mother. Dixon’s mother, a state representative from 1988-1990, led a charge against Missouri State University – then Southwest Missouri State University – when they announced in 1989


Kinder goes to Ferguson for ‘cleanup day’

FERGUSON, Mo. — Lt. Governor Peter Kinder spent his morning in Ferguson picking up trash and pulling vines alongside hundreds of volunteers in a cleanup day sponsored by KMOX personality Charlie Brennan. Kinder, a Republican candidate for Governor in 2016, appears to be emphasizing his ties with black communities surrounding Ferguson — as well as


John Brunner: 2016, 2012, and everything up to it

ST. LOUIS – A man who had never run for office before was in a strong position to win the republican nomination for United States Senate in 2012 until “attacks” on Todd Akin from incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill helped defeat him. With less than a seven point difference, John Brunner’s campaign ultimately yielded to Todd

Eyeing Hawley candidacy, Schaaf requests tenure info from UM System

Columbia, Mo. —After reading recent coverage of the latest scandal at the University of Missouri state senator Rob Schaaf has some questions about The University of Missouri’s tenure policy and how it impacts employees potentially seeking higher office, and he’s asking the university to provide him with more details. In a letter dated July 21 and


SOURCE: Parson to move to Lt. Governors Race

Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Times has learned that Senator Mike Parson (R-Bolivar) will be moving to the lt. governor’s race. The official announcement will be made sometime over the weekend or early next week. Parson hails from Bolivar, Missouri. Before becoming a member of the General Assembly, Parson was in the U.S. Army

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Hanaway calls for special session to respond to Planned Parenthood allegations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway weighed in on the Planned Parenthood controversy Thursday afternoon with a press release, calling for the Gov. Jay Nixon to call a special session of the general assembly to enact stricter penalties on those who sell tissue from aborted fetuses. “The discussions and actions in these videos are


College professor announces for AG

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Confirming months of rumors, Columbia attorney Josh Hawley is officially throwing his hat in the race for attorney general in 2016 as a Republican. Hawley is an associate professor of law at the University of Missouri and former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts who was also a member of


Dixon announces campaign for governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bob Dixon (R-Springfield) announced his candidacy for governor Monday morning at his home in Springfield surrounded by his family and supporters. He later spoke in the Capitol rotunda to outline his gubernatorial campaign flanked by his wife, Amanda, and his youngest daughter, Olivia. His platform included a refocusing of the spirit of Missouri through faith