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Release: Schupp prioritizes families, seniors, children in 2017 legislative session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, today pre-filed 10 bills for the 2017 legislative session. The 10 bill package serves to enhance protections for the safety, health, well-being, and economic success of Missourians, with an emphasis on families, seniors, and children. “Elected officials have the ability and moral obligation to help create

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House candidates that could be back in 2018

Anyone can have a rough night when after months of hard work, the votes roll in and the result goes the other way. However, defeat does not necessarily mean the end of a political career. These candidates, most of them new to politics, showed promise in races, even if they lost by a wide margin. We

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Nasheed files campaign committee to run for STL mayor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The field of candidates for Missouri’s mayoral race continues to grow as a familiar face from the Capitol has thrown her hat in the ring. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, will join six other St. Louisans to vie for Mayor Francis Slay’s position after he announced in April that he would

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Jones officially announces bid in St. Louis mayoral race

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones held her first official mayoral campaign event Tuesday night at the Exodus Art Gallery in St. Louis. Jones has been championed by a strong contingent of supporters for months to take over longtime Mayor Francis Slay’s position, and Tuesday’s event showed that she has a vast

Compensated protesters protest Trump in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. – After a student organized a protest last Friday evening at the University of Missouri campus, an individual named Tyler solicited on Craigslist, a popular online classified site, for paid protesters. The protest was planned for Monday evening in front of the Columbia City Hall, where protesters were to be compensated $15/hour. Protesters were told

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GAME CHANGERS | 10 General Election Indispensables

The 2016 elections allowed many up and coming – and already established politicos – to stretch their wings in unprecedented ways and truly show what kind of operative they are. Below, find 10 who made an inarguable impact on this year’s election results. Asher Allman Yet another successful member of the state’s House Republican Campaign

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Republicans sweep statewides, usher in new era of Missouri politics

Missouri Democrats wake up to stark new reality ST. LOUIS – By February, State Auditor Nicole Galloway will soon be the highest-ranked Democratic statewide elected official in Missouri, not including U.S. Senate seats. That will be because she will be the only Democratic statewide elected official in Missouri. Republicans pulled off a clean sweep of

A Letter from Eric Greitens: We Did It!

We did it! We did it because of your incredible dedication and devotion, your heart and hard work. Sheena and I thank all of you. Thank you for your faith, your prayers, your hard work, your courage, and your sacrifice. Thank you for having our back. Around this state, thousands of you joined us in a grassroots

Statement from Ron Leone on Amendment 3 defeat

Statement from Ronald J. Leone, Executive Director of the Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (MPCA), on the defeat of Amendment 3 in Tuesday’s general election:   “Missouri voters are smart and while they may support early childhood education they were not fooled by Big Tobacco’s outrageous, unfair and deceptive Amendment 3 scam. We

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