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Amendment 1 headed for recount

August 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — A coalition of opponents to Amendment 1, the so-called “Right to Farm Amendment,”  have formally requested a recount in the razor-thin Aug. 5 victory for the legislation. With nearly one million votes cast, Missouri voters approved Amendment 1 by just 2,490 votes, a win of about […]

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Absentee, provisional ballots throw wrench in Mims race

August 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The saying goes that you shouldn’t count your chickens before they hatch. Candidates typically know that results coming in on election night are not the final and certified results, and must resist the urge to declare victory in small, close races. And it was a small, […]

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Prosecutors, sheriffs come forward in support of Amendment 2

August 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Leading Missouri law enforcement groups have joined the coalition in support of Amendment 2, a change to the Missouri Constitution that will remove a loophole created by recent court decisions regarding the admissibility of evidence used to prosecute child sexual predators. Representatives of the Missouri Association […]

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General election ballot reaches final form

August 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Yesterday, Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that the primary election results have been certified and will be used to move forward with the creation of the November ballot. Additionally, Kander’s office announced this afternoon that write-in candidate Terry Hampton will be added to the 8th […]

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Clay County presiding commissioner candidates hope to see economic development resolution

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

KEARNEY, Mo. — The Republican primary for presiding commissioner in Clay County proved to be an upset with former 4-term state representative Jerry Nolte unseating incumbent Pam Mason. Nolte will be facing current 2-term state Rep. Jay Swearingen. Both candidates are campaigning hard throughout the county, but Swearingen says that […]

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Mims, Williams to face recount

August 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Kansas City, Mo. — Jackson County officials will release certified election results from the Aug. 5 primary tomorrow, and sources with knowledge of the results told The Missouri Times that Rep. Bonnaye Mims will win her election by 12 votes. The win is close enough to require a recount, which […]

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Ethics commission orders HDCC to pay $10,000 for inaccurate reporting

August 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Ethics Commission ordered the Missouri House Democratic Campaign Committee to pay $10,0000 today, having found the facts of a December 5, 2013 complaint to be true. The complaint, filed by Butler County Republican Party Chairman Eddy Justice, cited an accounting discrepancy regarding several bad […]

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Roorda touts law and order credentials in latest ad

August 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Democrat Rep. Jeff Roorda is looking to dig in an early lead in his race for state senate against Republican Rep. Paul Wieland in Jefferson County. Roorda began airing his second television ad today - this one touting his law-and-order chops. “I cracked down on meth dealers and […]

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Teach Great gearing up for tenure fight

August 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Education reform advocates in Missouri are gearing up for yet another fight with the public education establishment in what will likely be the most expensive political fight of the November cycle. Funded primarily by conservative mega-donor, Rex Sinquefiled, “Teach Great” has successfully petitioned to place a […]

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First TV ad pops up in Jefferson County race

August 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — The first cable television ad in what is expected to be a close and bitter senate election in Jefferson County started airing today. Rep. Jeff Roorda, a Democrat, is running for state senate in the 22nd District, covering most of Jefferson County. Roorda, a moderate, pro-life Democrat, […]

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