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Otto endorsing DeLear for seat

Otto endorsing DeLear for seat

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Rep. Bill Otto, D-Maryland Heights, will endorse Byron DeLear tonight to replace him in the House. Otto is running for congress as a Democrat against incumbent Republican Congresswoman Ann Wagner. Otto and DeLear have worked together on local projects focused on the West Lake Landfill. “Byron has worked hard to learn


Missouri Times to host first Republican gubernatorial debate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Times will be hosting the first Republican gubernatorial debate of 2016 streaming from downtown Jefferson City. The debate will be a stark contract from the previous series of forums that have been held around the state. The debate will be Monday, February 22, the evening before candidate filing, at Revel


Brunner jabs Koster over St. Louis crime

ST. LOUIS – Tuesday, businessman and Republican gubernatorial candidate John Brunner has attacked Missouri’s top law enforcement official in the state, Attorney General Chris Koster, for St. Louis’ continued position as the nation’s top havens for violent crime. Citing numbers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation which found rates of murder, aggravated assault, rape and robbery

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Missouri Soybean Association endorses Schaefer for AG

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Soybean Association (MSA), one of the most influential agriculture lobbies in the state, announced their endorsement of Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, for attorney general. The MSA notes that Schaefer has been a “friend of agriculture” during his time in office. “Kurt Schaefer has been a solid supporter of soybean farmers’

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Gosen looks to fourth term

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Don Gosen, R-Chesterfield, will be seeking a fourth term in the Missouri House of Representatives. “I had considered running for Sen. Eric Schmitt’s Senate seat with him being term limited,” said Gosen. “However, Rick Stream and Andrew Koenig are running for that. I am confident with either of them being a

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Schmitt releases first down ballot tv ad confronting Islamic terrorism

GLENDALE, Mo. – Conservative State Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, candidate for state treasurer, has released his first television ad, being the first down ballot television commercial aired of 2016 of any candidate still in the race. The ad will air Tuesday night during the New Hampshire primary results. The ad highlights Schmitt’s senate career, noting his

Watts to visit Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former Republican Congressman J.C. Watts from Oklahoma will be keynoting the 2016 Cole County Lincoln Day Dinner on Monday, February 15. Watts played football for the Oklahoma Sooners and professionally in the Canadian Football League before serving as a congressman from 1995 to 2003. “We anticipate 2016 to be a challenging election


Missouri Cattleman’s Association endorses Parson in LG bid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State senator and cattle farmer Mike Parson received a strong endorsement from the agriculture industry Wednesday when the Missouri Cattleman’s Association (MCA) announced they would support his bid. Parson met with a group of about two dozen men and women from the MCA outside the Capitol to thank them for their

Schmitt gets endorsement of state Republicans

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, announced endorsements from current and former Republican politicians from around Missouri Wednesday in his bid for state treasurer. Schmitt is the only Republican on the ticket for that office, but he said he was pleased with the support he had gathered. “I am grateful for the outpouring of

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Jeff Roe leads Cruz campaign to Iowa caucus victory

DES MOINES, Iowa – The story coming out of the Iowa caucus win for Texas Senator Ted Cruz was the impressive data campaign that identified and turned out a record number of votes for a Republican. The man behind the campaign and that data system is Missouri’s own Jeff Roe (featured, far right), owner of