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Kraus’ website releases new video on military service

January 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sen. Will Kraus released a new video on his campaign website today in which the candidate for Missouri Secretary of State “reflects on his military service.” Kraus, who has already declared his candidacy for 2016, appears to be preparing to face Secretary of State Jason Kander […]

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January ethics reports few and far between

January 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former Speaker of the House and U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway was eager to release her fundraising numbers -$1.42 million in 2014 – and liberal groups were even more eager to analyze them yesterday. As the 15th of January came and went, many expected to see an […]

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Is Bart Korman running for governor?

January 13, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Maybe. According the the Missouri Ethics Committee website, on November 29, 2014 Rep. Bart Korman, R-High Hill, modified his 2016 state representative campaign plans and has put his name in the running for governor. His office presented this statement when addressed about Rep. Korman’s potential in […]

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McCaskill will not run for governor in 2016

January 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United States Senator Claire McCaskill joined KCUR 89.3FM “Up to Date” with Steve Kraske to dispel rumors that she will run for governor in 2016. She told listeners that it’s a “firm no” on a bid for governor. “I am convinced where I can have the biggest […]

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The Missouri Times ’16 Governor’s Race Poll: Koster stronger versus Republicans

January 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — A poll for the 2016 Governor’s race commissioned by The Missouri Times shows the race to be a extremely close, if the Democrats nominate Attorney General Chris Koster. The poll included two announced candidates: former Speaker of the House Catherine Hanaway and Attorney General Chris Koster. […]

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Lawmakers to weigh new rules on lobbyist’s gifts, donations

December 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Perception trumps reality in politics. That’s what Rep. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, told voters during a candidate forum during the election. With the coming departure of Rep. Noel Torpey, who will be resigning to serve as chief lobbyist for Fair Energy Rate Action Fund (FERAF), the sophomore […]

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Kurt Schaefer: Growing Momentum

December 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

COLUMBIA, Mo. — If you’d told the state’s leading Republican thinkers just six years ago that a Columbia-area Republican senator was their best chance of seizing the Attorney General’s office, you probably would have been laughed out of the room. In 2008, Kurt Schaefer stunned political observers around Missouri with […]

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Missourians may vote on marijuana legalization in 2016

November 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  Show-Me Cannabis has filed an initiative petition to amend the Missouri Constitution to legalize, tax and regulate cannabis. The petition was filed with the Missouri Secretary of State for the 2016 election cycle. The petition was the first one received for the new cycle, being submitted the […]

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Schweich sent an open letter encouraging gubernatorial run

November 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – More than 120 lawmakers, lawyers, business owners and opinion makers signed an open letter to Missouri Audtor Tom Schweich urging him to run for Governor in 2016. “Congratulations on your overwhelming reelection as Missouri State Auditor,” the letter reads. “As you mentioned in your Election Night […]

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Koster adopts own campaign transparency standards

November 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The campaign committee of Attorney General Chris Koster, who is running for governor in 2016, has announced that it will be adopting new transparency policies internally and additionally called on fellow lawmakers to follow suit. The announcement comes weeks after scrutiny stemming from a New York […]

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