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Rizzo to run for senate

Rizzo to run for senate

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Rep. John Rizzo (D-Kansas City) has announced his candidacy for the Missouri’s 11th Senatorial District. Rizzo has been in the House since 2010, and serves in House leadership as the Minority Whip. Last night, he released the following statement: “Since being elected in 2010, I have had the pleasure of serving the residents of

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Dixon ends bid for GOP governor’s nomination

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – State Sen. Bob Dixon announced his decision to drop out of the race for governor Monday. His departure leaves Eric Greitens, Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, former Speaker Catherine Hanaway and businessman John Brunner in the race. Dixon left with a brief outgoing message for his supporters. “I thank those who truly believe we need

Schaefer starts “Keep The Feds Off Our Farms” tour

COLUMBIA, Mo — State Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, kicked off a “Keep The Feds Off Our Farms Tour” on Monday to highlight “President Barack Obama’s federal overreach into Missouri farming practices.” Schaefer will be discussing the EPA’s Waters of the United States rule as well as energy regulations that are harming rural Missouri families and food

Republican legislators flock to join Rubio

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With presidential primary elections fast approaching, candidates will look to make their names known outside of just Iowa and New Hampshire. And judging from the surge of support Thursday, Florida senator Marco Rubio has a strong ally in the Missouri legislature. Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, has led Rubio’s campaign team


SD23 down to Zerr and Eigel

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Missouri’s Senate District 23, located in St. Charles County, is shaping up to be a repeat of 2014’s SD2 race – all decided in the Republican primary between strong candidates. Rep. Mark Parkinson left his bid yesterday after weeks of speculation with a scathing critique of House colleague Rep. Anne Zerr. Zerr is now


Parkinson drops senate bid, endorses Eigel, attacks Zerr

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – State Rep. Mark Parkinson has dropped his bid for SD23, endorsing Republican candidate Bill Eigel and attacking Republican House colleague Anne Zerr. Parkinson currently has $59k on hand, $50k of which is a self-loan. Parkinson’s full statement: “When I entered office in 2008, I swore an oath to uphold the laws of

Ethics complaint filed against Missouri Promise initiative

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. – A proposal which would raise tobacco taxes across the state to help students pay tuition at state universities has come under hot water this week. Kit Smith, an entrepreneur from Excelsior Springs, filed a formal ethics complaint with the Missouri Ethics Commission against the Missouri Promise Initiative, a plan crafted by


St. Louis mayor endorses Zimmerman for attorney general

ST. LOUIS – Democrat Jake Zimmerman earned the endorsement of St. Louis’ highest-ranking government official Thursday in his bid for the attorney general’s office. Mayor Francis Slay backed the St. Louis County Assessor over former Cass County Prosecutor Teresa Hensley of the in the Democratic primary. “Jake is the best choice for attorney general,” Slay