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2018 Tip Sheet: Senate

2018 Tip Sheet: Senate

Senate Races Open Seats – Incumbents elected in  2010 SD 6 (Kehoe) R+12.5 With Sen. Mike Kehoe term limited, a potential primary fight could develop between Reps. Mike Bernskoetter and Jay Barnes. It would be an epic primary, but as of today, it seems more likely that they do not run against each other. However,

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Looking forward to the 2018 election: Who are the top contenders?

U.S. Senate Likely to Run Congresswoman Ann Wagner With a $2.7 million dollar war chest and very high name id in the state’s largest media market, it has long been assumed that she would run for this seat since the Akin debacle in 2012. Wagner has a conservative voting record and a resume including serving

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Billington shows strong fundraising in bid to replace Richardson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  Republican committeeman and business owner Hardy Billington looks to be well on his way in his bid to claim the 152nd District Seat. In his first quarterly finance report, the candidate ended the quarter with an excess of 100 individual contributors and more than $85,000 on hand, a strong start for

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Wagner sets high mark in fundraising, pre-empting possible Senate run

WASHINGTON – Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner had her largest fundraising quarter in history during the first quarter of 2017, raking in just over $800,000 in the first three months of the year. That figure almost doubles the single largest quarter she previously had in terms of fundraising when she received just over $500,000 from July

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Hawley asked by prominent Republicans to run for Senate in 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several prominent Republicans signed an open letter urging newly-elected Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to run for U.S. Senate in 2018. Former Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, former U.S. Senator from Missouri Jack Danforth, former State Sen. Jane Cunningham, and Republican megadonor David Humphreys were among the seven who signed the letter.

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IP filed to ban toll roads in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new initiative petition filed Wednesday would add a significant wrinkle into Missouri’s continuing debate over funding transportation infrastructure. The A Better Road Forward (ABRF) PAC filed a petition to ban all future tolls on Missouri’s roads. ABRF Chairman Wayne Baker said toll roads on Missouri’s roadways would amount to “double taxation.” “Missourians already

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Franklin throws her name into competitive 2018 Senate District 16 race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton, announced she will run to represent Senate District 16 in what is quickly becoming a large field to replace the term-limited Sen. Dan Brown. In a Facebook post-Tuesday afternoon, Franklin said she would officially announce a campaign kickoff in May or June after session ends for the year.

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New contribution limits affect fundraising quarter ending

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Due to newly implemented campaign contribution laws passed during the November election, fundraising efforts for state candidates adapt to adhere to the new parameters that have been set. On April 3, 2017, the fundraising quarter for candidates will cease as local government prepares for the 2018 election process. According to the

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Dillon to run for Senate in SD 16

ROLLA, Mo. – Ryan Dillon, a former aide to former Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton, has solidified his intention to run for Senate in Missouri’s 16th District, which includes several prominent Mid-Missouri towns and areas like Rolla, Camdenton, Waynesville, Salem, St. James, Fort Leonard Wood and the southern half of the Lake of the Ozarks. Dillon

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Victory Enterprises earns Pollies in Missouri, Iowa

Victory Enterprises brings home “Pollie Awards” for 2016 Digital and Mail Efforts Davenport, IA. – National political, communications and technology firm Victory Enterprises (VE) received two prestigious Pollie Awards at the American Association of Political Consultants Awards in Huntington Beach, California. “These awards are further proof of the banner year the Victory Enterprises team had in 2016,”

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