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2016 Outlook: Momentum building

2016 Outlook: Momentum building

U.S. SENATE Republicans Senator Roy Blunt is running a strong re-election campaign led by Andy Blunt, and just completed his second tour of all 114 counties. He is as strong as any swing state senator can be, and with President Obama still in office, he is the front-runner. Cash on Hand: $3,034,936 Campaign Manager: Andy

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Keeney says “yes!”

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – During a motion of previous question today, Rep. Kevin Engler, R-Farmington, stood to acknowledge that someone special had a question for Caucus Chair Rep. Shelley Keeney, R-Marble Hill, who was presiding on the dais. Justin Taylor, a financial advisor from Sikeston who is very involved in the local Chamber of Commerce,

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Parson announces bid for Governor

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Confirming weeks of speculation, Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, formally announced his bid for the governor’s mansion in 2016 to a packed high school auditorium of hundreds of supporters. Parson’s kick-off event was in Bolivar High School in Parson’s hometown, where Parson has worked as a farmer and served as Polk County Sheriff.

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Webber announces Senate bid

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rep. Stephen Webber (D-Columbia), announced this morning that he is running for State Senate District 19 in 2016 to replace termed candidate for attorney general and Senate Appropriations Chairman Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia). Webber is the senior Democrat from Boone County. He is an attorney a former Marine Corps Sergeant who served

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Brunner forms gubernatorial exploratory committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – John Brunner — veteran, businessman, and former candidate for U.S. Senate — has announced the formation of an exploratory committee for governor, calling for an “end to politics of personal destruction.” The release comprised mostly of a statement from the candidate highlighting his platform and goals. Missourians have always been and

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Hancock goes on offensive as lawmakers call for resignation

Update: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Rep. Galen Higdon as being present earlier today at a press conference. The story has been changed to reflect that he was not present. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — At the same time as some state lawmakers gathered to call for his resignation, Missouri Republican Party Chairman

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Parson being rumored for Governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As Republicans around the state begin to move forward after the death of State Auditor Tom Schweich they are gearing up for 2016, and speculation about those with undeclared intentions are beginning to peak. Sen. Mike Parson, who rarely speaks with reporters, is rumored to be mulling a run for governor

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Twitter Interview: Catherine Hanaway, gubernatorial candidate

In an effort to provide more in-depth coverage of the ongoing political party conferences, The Missouri Times started conducting interviews on Twitter of prominent party figures. One of the first was an interview with former Missouri House speaker and 2016 Missouri gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway. You can follow her on twitter @HanawayforGov. See the interview below:

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Twitter Interview: John Hancock, MRP Chairman

In an effort to provide more in-depth coverage of the ongoing political party conferences, The Missouri Times started conducting interviews on Twitter of prominent party figures. One of the first was an interview with newly elected Missouri Republican Party Chairman and political consultant John Hancock. You can follow the chairman @johnrhancock on Twitter. See the

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Kander announces United States Senate bid

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s Secretary of State and youngest elected statewide official in the country Jason Kander announced today he is running for United States Senate in 2016 against Republican Senator Roy Blunt. The announcement was made in a video on Kander’s political website. The video, which takes viewers through a slightly emotional journey, takes

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