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Tony Luetkemeyer announces 2018 bid for Senate District 34 seat

Tony Luetkemeyer announces 2018 bid for Senate District 34 seat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s 34th Senate District has a new contender for its state senate seat. Tony Luetkemeyer, a conservative resident of Parkville announced his candidacy to replace the term-limited Sen. Rob Schaaf as the new voice for Buchanan and Platte County. The Republican candidate, a cousin once removed from Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, is

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White in the running for Richard’s Senate seat

JOPLIN, Mo. – Rep. Bill White will hold his first campaign kick-off for the 2018 32nd Senate District race Tuesday evening at a fairly unique place. While other legislators often look for large venues to hold their announcement intentions, White will hold his event at the Joplin Baskin Robbins. That decision is incredibly deliberate for

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Haahr announces candidacy for House Speaker role

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield, has become the second official candidate to become the next House Speaker of Missouri after sitting Speaker Todd Richardson leaves office at the end of 2018 due to term limits. Rep. Robert Cornejo, R-St. Peters, officially entered the race last week. In an announcement letter sent Wednesday afternoon

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Cierpiot officially announces 2018 State Senate run

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – House Majority Leader Mike Cierpiot will officially kick off his campaign for the 8th State Senate District seat June 13 at Stonehaus Farms Winery in Lee’s Summit. Cierpiot told The Missouri Times after seven years in the House – eight by the time of the election – he was eager to

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Campaign contribution amendment largely overturned in federal court

$2,600-donation limit remains KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Western District Court of Missouri overturned the one of popular ballot issue in the state Friday when it ruled the state needs to stop enforcing Article VIII of the Missouri Constitution, which went into effect because of the passage of Amendment 2 in November. Amendment 2 limited campaign contributions

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‘Holly PAC’ and the campaign contribution atmosphere after Amendment 2

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The next permutation of political donating in Missouri has emerged in response to the passage of a new constitutional amendment in November which overhauled Missouri’s campaign finance rules. Rep. Holly Rehder will begin fundraising for a new political action committee (PAC), called “Holly PAC,” which will donate to other candidate committees,

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Greitens found guilty of ethics violation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens and his campaign committee, Greitens for Missouri, have been fined $1,000 for failing to report the use of a fundraising list. The campaign financial reports have since been updating, showing an in-kind contribution of $600 from Daniel Laub, Greitens’ campaign manager. “No person acting as an agent of

U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner meets with Missourians during the annual Lincoln Days event in Springfield, Mo.

Soros-backed group targets Wagner’s district with new ads

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An organization tied to Democratic mega donor George Soros has sent out a targeted ad to several Congressional districts around the country, including Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner, speaking against efforts by President Donald Trump to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The American Bridge 21st Century Foundation describes itself as a

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2018 Tip Sheet: House

House Races Elected in 2010 – 43 The current breakdown of the huge 2010 class is 35 Republicans and eight Democrats. Interesting to note, that class is the same size as the junior class, which stands at 43 members. This was the class elected after Obamacare in the huge Republican wave and many Democrats have

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