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Patterson announces candidacy to replace termed Cierpiot

Patterson announces candidacy to replace termed Cierpiot

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Centerpoint Medical Center surgeon Dr. Jon Patterson, a Republican, has announced his candidacy for the state house, hoping to replace termed House Majority Floor Leader, Mike Cierpiot. “I want Missouri to be a great place to live, open a business and a place where every child has the opportunity to get a

Sara Walsh accepts her role as the Republican nominee for House District 50 Jan. 28, 2017.

Walsh officially earns GOP nomination to run for HD 50 representative

ASHLAND, Mo. – Longtime Mid-Missouri Republican operative Sara Walsh officially won her party’s nomination to run for state representative of House District 50 in an uncontested vote by the district’s Republican caucus. During her acceptance speech, Walsh, who has long wanted to become an elected official, choked up and thanked the caucus for believing in

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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


Final Tip Sheet: House

This is the final tip sheet of the year, and we’ve moved a lot of seats around the board. We have tried to give you a half a dozen seats that will answer the biggest question on the House map: will the Republicans retain a veto-proof majority, and if so, by how much? We moved

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Restraining order and tax liens make the 70th district the nastiest race in the state

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Rep. Bill Otto is running for Congress, and the race to replace him may be the nastiest race in the state. Voters in the Maryland Heights-centered district have been inundated with attacks on Republican candidate Mark Matthiesen over a 2008 tax lien. On Friday, mailboxes in the 70th district were filled


House Tip Sheet: Eight Days Before General Election

Editor’s Note: The current figures were taken from the Missouri Ethics Commission’s site at roughly 9:00 a.m., Nov. 1. The House race puzzle is becoming clearer as we reach Election Day. At one time, we had over 20 seats that could have been competitive, but after primaries, endorsements, and donors have come down, the chamber


Evans hopes to bring private sector experience to Jefferson City

ST. LOUIS – Jean Evans (featured – second from right) half-jokingly says she has a selfish reason for wanting to become the next state representative for House District 99: she would like to see her daughter move back to St. Louis. Evans’ daughter, Danielle, moved to Tusla, Oklahoma, after graduating college a few years ago


Several house candidates behind on filing Missouri Ethics Commission quarterly report

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several House candidates have not filed an October Quarterly Report with the Missouri Ethics Commission and face accumulating fines until the reports are filed. The candidates include Democrats and Republicans and current representatives, including members in or running for leadership positions. Rep. Joe Don McGaugh, R-Carrollton; Travis Maupin, a Democrat running

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Merideth says compromise is key to progress in Missouri

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – In just a few months, Representative Mike Colona will vacate his chair in the Missouri House, unable to run due to term limits. Barring an incredible upset from Teressa Ezell, the Green Party candidate in the 80th district, Peter Merideth will be the new state representative in the House. Merideth defeated


October Tip Sheet: House

#1 HD 17 (D+4.3) OPEN (King) COMPETITIVE – #1 last tip sheet After a big win defeating incumbent Nick King in the primary, Mary Hill is showing that she is more than a protest candidate. There were some outside of Clay County who assumed that she would be a one issue candidate who would lose