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Pierson to seek LTG post

Saint Louis, Mo. — Rep. Tommie Pierson will forgo serving a final term in Jefferson City to run for Lt. Governor in a primary that may become more crowded than expected. Pierson, a Democrat from Bellefontaine Neighbors, is also a senior pastor at Greater St. Mark Family Church, a house of worship that served as

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Randles announces LTG candidacy, pledges two terms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bev Randles, former chairman of the Missouri Club for Growth, has announced her official candidacy for lieutenant governor after months of an active exploratory committee. Randles, a Sikeston native who now resides in Kansas City with her family, has pledged to only serve two terms, if elected, despite the office not having term


Justus, McManus win big in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A few Missouri Capitol regulars will now soon become veterans of another governmental body. State Rep. Kevin McManus and former state senator and minority leader Jolie Justus both won seats on the Kansas City City Council Tuesday night. Both won their districts with more than 70 percent of the vote in


What’s Catherine Hanaway up to?

JOPLIN, Mo. – The first announced gubernatorial candidate has been making fewer waves than the first few months of her campaign, but maybe that’s because Catherine Hanaway has been hitting the trail full force. “The campaign is going great,” Hanaway told The Missouri Times. “Our campaign has held five fundraising events in the past month while maintaining


Ashcroft attacks Clinton ahead of visit

Saint Louis, Mo. — Secretary of State candidate Jay Ashcroft issued some strong words ahead of Hillary Clinton’s visit to St. Louis today. “When it comes to protecting our elections from fraud, Hillary Clinton is just plain wrong. Her recent speech opposing photo voter ID laws proved how out-of-touch she truly is. In fact, a


Englund quietly securing spot in SD1 race

Saint Louis, Mo. — Former Democratic House member Vicki Englund is quietly moving to secure a spot in the race for state senate as she heads toward a likely general election fight against Republican Rep. Marsha Haefner. Englund’s candidacy will likely be more formidable than some are expecting, given her name ID in her local

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Activist announces congressional exploratory committee

FERGUSON, Mo. – Paul Berry III, St. Louis community activist, Republican, and former candidate for state representative, spoke in Ferguson yesterday announcing his exploratory committee to challenge Congressman Lacy Clay in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District. “Paul Berry III, an African American Republican Party member, has been critical of the Democratic Party’s leadership and operational response to


Romine launches re-election campaign

STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. – Sen. Gary Romine (R-Ste. Genevieve) was joined Tuesday evening by colleagues and local supporters at the Weingarten Vineyards to kick off his re-election campaign. Rep. Kevin Engler (R-Farmington) emcee-ed the event, while Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-Glendale), Sen. Will Kraus (R-Lee’s Summit, Rep. Elaine Gannon (R-DeSoto), and Rep. Paul Fitzwater (R-Potosi) were

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Parson racks up campaign support across state

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Sen. Mike Parson has started his first summer as a gubernatorial candidate building upon early momentum from key endorsements, early fundraising success, and legislative recognition. Sens. Gary Romine (R-Farmington), Doug Libla (R-Poplar Bluff), and Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) announced their endorsement of Parson’s campaign for governor to local supporters at the Common Pleas Courthouse