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Hancock and Prouty form new political firm

Hancock and Prouty form new political firm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two former Missouri Republican Party leaders are taking their talents to the private sector. Former MOGOP Chairman John Hancock (pictured, featured image) and former MOGOP Executive Director Jonathon Prouty announced Wednesday the launch of Hancock & Prouty – a political research, strategy, and communications firm. Under their leadership the past few years,

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Nasheed endorses Tishaura Jones for St. Louis mayor

ST. LOUIS – Just a week after pulling out of the race for St. Louis mayor, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed is now endorsing St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones in that same race. The state senator made the announcement with a news release posted on Twitter Tuesday afternoon, urging voters to unite with her behind Jones.

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Nixon sets date for special election to fill vacant House seat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday he would set a special election to fill the seat for the 50th district in the Missouri House of Representatives for Aug. 8, 2017. Rep. Caleb Jones resigned the seat earlier this week to serve as Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ Deputy Cheif of Staff. The 50th district comprises parts of

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Nasheed drops out of St. Louis mayoral election

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, announced Thursday night via social media she would drop out of the race for St. Louis mayor. Nasheed said the decision came after much deliberation and out of a desire to serve the city at the statewide level. “More than ever in our state’s history, we are beset with extreme

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Walsh prepares run for Jones’ House seat

ASHLAND, Mo. – Not even 24 hours after Rep. Caleb Jones decided to join Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ staff, Southern Boone County Republicans have a potential candidate waiting in the wings for the inevitable special election for his House seat. Longtime Republican operative and 2016 Republican National Convention delegate Sara Walsh formally announced her intentions to

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Austin Chambers: Missouri is the backdrop for another national political star

Missouri has been the backdrop for several of the nation’s leading political figures, from Jack Oliver to Joyce Aboussie to Jeff Roe, and in 2016, Missouri became a big part of the story of a new rising star in national politics: Austin Chambers. Chambers managed the campaign of Gov.-elect Eric Greitens, and is now serving

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Despite pressure, Missouri electors cast their votes for Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s 10 electoral college votes officially belong to President-elect Donald Trump. The state’s GOP delegates unanimously cast their votes in the Capitol on Monday afternoon, while dozens of protesters outside urged them to vote for anyone but Trump. The billionaire real estate tycoon won Missouri handily with a 19-point victory over Clinton back

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High number of initiative petition filings puts strain on auditor’s office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office is currently experiencing a glut of initiative petitions that are wearing its resources thin. Between Nov. 21 and Dec. 8 – a span of just two-and-a-half weeks – 88 initiative petitions were submitted to the state auditor’s office by Secretary of State Jason Kander for the

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Lawsuit filed against Amendment 2

Schaaf argues his resolution will preserve amendment ST. LOUIS – A federal lawsuit filed early Wednesday will seek to stop the limits placed on campaign contributions caused by the approval of Amendment 2 by Missouri voters. Missouri Electric Cooperatives and Legends Bank, represented by attorney Chuck Hatfield, will also ask that the amendment be blocked

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