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Grow Missouri blimp tool for outreach

September 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Grow Missouri has tapped an interesting and old-fashioned method for getting their message out there. The conservative, Rex Sinquefield-funded group is renting a blimp through mid-November to accompany the 100 Great Ideas for Missouri initiative. The blimp, expected to land in Jefferson City late this afternoon, […]

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Sinquefield donates $1.2 million to MO Club for Growth PAC

September 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Club for Growth Political Action Committee received a donation of $1.2 million from billionaire philanthropist and businessman Rex Sinquefield over the weekend. “As has been the case in previous cycles, the Missouri Club for Growth PAC will be engaging in numerous House and Senate races […]

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What’s next for Tim Jones?

September 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Tim Jones has likely presided over his last House session, barring Gov. Jay Nixon calling a special session between now and January. His time on the dais is over, begging the question, what’s next for Tim Jones? Jones indicated early on during his time as Speaker […]

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Eyes On: Grow Missouri and 2014

September 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Few political action committees in the state of Missouri draw quite as much attention as Grow Missouri. The reason is its surprising track record and, for some, its controversial financial backer. Grow Missouri is largely the brainchild of Rex Sinquefield, the retired financial executive and right […]

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Amendment 6 campaign gears up

September 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missourians for Free and Fair Elections is preparing for November. Aaron Baker, spokesman for Missourians for Free and Fair elections, said the ballot measure should be an easy issue to voters. “Amendment 6 is an opportunity to make it easier for Missourians to have access to the […]

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Brinkley strengthens Democratic roots as executive director

August 29, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Crystal Brinkley is the current executive director for the Missouri Democratic Party. Brinkley formerly served as their finance director, but she got her start as an intern on the Dick Gephardt campaign. “I was never one of those people who said, ‘I want to be a […]

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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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Q&A: Jake Zimmerman, St. Louis County Assessor

August 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The Missouri Times spoke with Jake Zimmerman for series of Q&A’s with lawmakers on the unfolding events in Ferguson. Zimmerman is a former state representative from the north part of St. Louis County who was elected to St. Louis County Assessor in 2011.   What is the background of the St. Louis […]

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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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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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