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Opponents of Amendment 6 join forces to defeat photo voter ID

Opponents of Amendment 6 join forces to defeat photo voter ID

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When legislators overrode Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of HB 1631, major proponents of the measure heralded its passage as an opportunity for citizens to be assured their votes will be heard at the polls. But throughout the policy’s long lifespan in Jefferson City, photo voter ID has drawn considerable criticism from

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Amendment 3 reaches the airwaves

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Since signatures were submitted in May, the battle over the Early Childhood Health and Education Amendment has been fought in courtrooms and endorsements. Now the battle will take to the airwaves. Vote Yes on 3 for Kids released its first television ad Tuesday, laying out the case for the amendment. The

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Burnett focused on helping community after close win over Abarca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After the dust settled in the 19th House District Democratic primary, Ingrid Burnett emerged victorious over Manny Abarca by just 20 votes. Abarca, an upstart staffer for Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, had the support of the Congressman as well as many Kansas City representatives in Jefferson City, like state Sen. Kiki Curls,


Sorbel tries to challenge Burns in St. Louis County

AFFTON, Mo. – Rep. Bob Burns should be safe in a reliably Democratic district, but Landry Sorbel, his Republican challenger, hopes to make waves in House District 93 in an outsider year. Burns has run dominant races in the past. In 2014, he won his race with 59 percent of the vote. Perhaps more relevant


Americans for Prosperity working against Kander

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Americans for Prosperity has been busy trying to keep U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt from being defeated in November. The group announced Monday that they had contacted more than 700,000 Missouri voters by knocking on doors and phone banking. They say Blunt’s opponent, Secretary of State Jason Kander, should not be elected


Koster, Greitens spar over term limits

ST. LOUIS – Eric Greitens’ campaign has pursued a new avenue of attack against Attorney General Chris Koster in what has become an underdog bid for the Governor’s Mansion. In an email release Monday, Greitens lambasted Koster’s opposition to legislative term limits. “He’s a crooked career politician who represents everything that is wrong in Jeff

Gannon supports Greitens but calls anti-legislature language ‘not honorable’

ST. LOUIS — Rep. Elaine Gannon, R-DeSoto, supports Eric Greitens for governor but thinks he needs to stop calling legislators corrupt because it’s dishonorable. When discussion on Sunday’s This Week in Missouri Politics turned to the race for governor, Gannon said Greitens comments about the legislature has rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.

Attorney General Chris Koster demonstrates murder weapon, State v. Joseph S. Jones, Jackson County Circuit Court, October 2010

Closer Look: Koster’s ‘Missouri Exile Proposal’

In an ad released in early September, Chris Koster briefly mentioned a few ways in which he would aim to curb inner city gun crime. The list included tougher bail requirements and longer sentences without parole for criminals found in possession of a firearm. The attorney general has also proposed a “gun court” that would

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Ashcroft forms bipartisan advisory committee of county clerks

Ashcroft hopes to focus on photo voter ID in bid for Secretary of State SIKESTON, Mo. – Jay Ashcroft, the Republican candidate for secretary of state, has reached across the aisle to form a group of county clerks called the Election Integrity Advisory Committee, in part to highlight the call for photo voter ID. The committee,


Stevens still working despite safe lead in 46th District

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Martha Stevens won one of the most lopsided wins in the Aug. 2 primary. With the momentum of that 50-point win over Boone County Public Administrator Cathy Richards in one of the most liberal districts outside of St. Louis and Kansas City, she has every reason to believe she will top her