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Politico picks ‘Star Wars’ characters for MO gubernatorial candidates

Politico picks ‘Star Wars’ characters for MO gubernatorial candidates

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away … OK, not really. It was Thursday morning. On an AM radio show. In Quincy, Ill. Still, that’s when Aaron Baker, director of corporate affairs for Axiom Strategies, took Missouri’s gubernatorial race to an intergalactic level. Baker, in his weekly chat on WTAD’s The Morning

Catherine Hanaway speaks at a campaign event in St. Louis Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. (PHOTO/Travis Zimpfer - The Missouri Times)

Hanaway again calls for halt to Syrian refugee relocation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With reports of more Syrian refugees relocating into Missouri this week, Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway has reiterated her position that, if elected, she would do everything within the power the governor’s office to stop the influx of such refugees until the vetting system is reformed.

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Missouri Right to Life endorses Kinder, Hanaway, Brunner… but not Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of the state’s most influential special interest groups has given their first round of endorsements to statewide candidates. Missouri Right to Life (MRL), a staunch opponent of abortion and related measures, is expected to release a complete list on Monday, but the chosen Republicans from the six statewide races have already begun

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On Obergefell anniversary, statewide candidates answer questions about gay rights and religious freedom

Last year, the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges made same-sex marriage the law of the land. While gay rights activists celebrated, the opposition worried about how to implement a ruling many felt violated their sincerely held religious beliefs. Gay rights activists thought that the 2016 session would be their opportunity to move forward on


New ads intensify GOP race for attorney general

An already intense Republican campaign for Missouri Attorney General has intensified, with candidates Kurt Schaefer and Josh Hawley lobing political bombs at each other with new attack ads that began airing this week. In Hawley’s ad, dated video is shown describing Schaefer as a “moderate candidate,” something he has said is not true. Hawley and his campaign


While Republicans battle for AG, Democrats campaign

With the lawsuits, Sunshine requests and and accusations of supporting terrorists in the Republican primary for attorney general, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that there’s also a Democratic primary. But the candidates probably prefer it that way as they quietly build their campaigns around their experiences with the office they seek, one both prefer to

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Parson gets support from Forrest Lucas

SEDALIA, Mo. – If a poll released this week shows that Sen. Mike Parson’s campaign for lieutenant governor is going to be a tough battle, the Bolivar Republican brought out the big guns this week when he campaigned with Forrest Lucas. Lucas, the millionaire founder of Lucas Oil, also founded Protect the Harvest, a pro-agriculture

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New PAC takes aim at anti-SJR 39 Republicans

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A national PAC has filed paperwork in Missouri to begin attacks on the three Republican legislators that stopped SJR 39 from leaving the Emerging Issues Committee in April. The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) started the National Organization for Marriage in Missouri PAC earlier this month, filing their statement of committee


Randles, Parson launch TV spots in lieutenant governor’s race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —With campaign spots now in full swing this week, the GOP race for Missouri lieutenant governor is heating up and a recent poll suggests that Bev Randles has flip-flopped with her opponent, Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, and taken the lead. Randles, an attorney and former chairwoman of Missouri Club for Growth, is leading

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MO Scout poll taunts conventional wisdom of GOP statewides

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new poll commissioned by Missouri Scout may indicate the conventional wisdom surrounding the Missouri governor’s race will fall by the wayside as it has in many elections this cycle. The survey conducted by the Remington Research Group shows that businessman John Brunner leads the pack of four Republicans with 23 percent. Perhaps