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Austin Chambers: Missouri is the backdrop for another national political star

Austin Chambers: Missouri is the backdrop for another national political star

Missouri has been the backdrop for several of the nation’s leading political figures, from Jack Oliver to Joyce Aboussie to Jeff Roe, and in 2016, Missouri became a big part of the story of a new rising star in national politics: Austin Chambers. Chambers managed the campaign of Gov.-elect Eric Greitens, and is now serving

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

Chris Koster speaks to Democrats at the IBEW in St. Louis the night before Election Day (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Koster and Kander lead Democratic rally on Election Day Eve

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Democratic nominee for governor, Chris Koster, stood before a raucous crowd of well over 300 supporters at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers building in St. Louis City Monday night. Wearing a worn down, oversized belt buckle of the Seal of the State of Missouri, he talked about meeting a

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MOGOV Countdown: Day 1

The polls are just hours away from opening for the November 8th general election, and the gubernatorial candidates for Missouri hit the campaign trail in one last final effort to sway voters. The most recent poll by the Missouri Times shows Eric Greitens leading Chris Koster by just one percentage point, with the margin of error in

MAAL director calls out Humane Society Legislative Fund on Koster attack ads

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Recent ads from the Humane Society Legislative Fund attacking Chris Koster do not sit well with Bob Baker. In recent radio advertisements, the HSLF claims Koster is “in the pockets of the puppy mill crowd,” while fliers sent in the mail say the candidate is bad for animal owners. Baker, the

Eric Greitens speaks to supporters during a rally in Columbia one day before the election.

Greitens calls for ‘clean sweep’ in Tuesday’s election

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Eric Greitens hit the campaign trail one final time before the November 8th election, calling for voters to help lead the GOP to a ‘clean sweep’ of the Show Me State. “All of the momentum is on our side, because the people of Missouri are standing up there, joining this campaign. They


Final Tip Sheet: Statewide Offices

GOVERNOR: TOSS UP Latest Missouri Times Poll: Koster 45% – Greitens 46% The biggest race in the state comes down to the margin of error at the end, as it should. Koster has done everything possible to outrun a toxic national party and he’s 15 points ahead of Hillary Clinton, but will it be enough?

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MOGOV Countdown: Day 2

We’re two days away from the general election, and the latest news in the gubernatorial race is the President’s endorsement of Chris Koster. In a new radio advertisement, President Barack Obama says Koster will work to “protect the Affordable Care Act from Republicans working to take folks’ insurance away. He’ll finally expand Medicaid in Missouri,

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MOGOV Countdown: Day 3

We’re now just three days from the general election, and both Eric Greitens and Chris Koster continued to make “get-out-the-vote” campaign stops in the Show-Me State on Saturday. Greitens’ campaign turned its sights on Phelps and Laclede Counties Saturday afternoon, making stops in Rolla and Lebanon before heading to Springfield for 4 p.m. rally. He

Eric Greitens gives his victory speech after winning the Republican nomination for governor Aug. 2, 2016

Missouri Ethics Commission dismisses one of the complaints filed against Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Ethics Commission has dismissed one of the complaints claiming Republican gubernatorial nominee Eric Greitens’ campaign violated Missouri state law by taking a nearly $2 million donation from the SEALs for Truth PAC and attempting to conceal its origin. In a letter sent to Greitens, the executive director of the