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Ashcroft weighs in on new immigration order on FOX Business

Ashcroft weighs in on new immigration order on FOX Business

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft made an appearance on the Fox Business Network Monday to speak about a revised immigration order from President Donald Trump. In the interview with Stuart Varney, he said he believed this one would pass legal muster. “Obviously there will be people that will complain; you

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


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?


Races for Statewide Executive Offices: A Week in Review

Less than two weeks away from Election Day, and the stakes are still high in the races for executive office. Republicans have the advantage when it comes to raising funds in the race for lieutenant governor, secretary of state and treasurer, but having money doesn’t necessarily guarantee a victory on November 8th. Here’s the latest


October Tip Sheet: Statewides

Governor: LEAN KOSTER Latest Missouri Times Poll: Koster 48% – Greitens 41% This is close to being a toss-up, but Koster has shown a consistent above-the-margin-of-error lead. However, after several weeks of responding to attacks on his charity, attacking Republicans and conservative groups who were endorsing his opponent, and getting boxed into reneging on releasing


MEC dismisses complaint against Democratic nominee for SOS

Complaint filed by former staffer Glenn Campbell   ST. LOUIS – The former general consultant for Robin Smith, the Democratic nominee for secretary of state, filed an ethics complaint against the Smith campaign. Even though the Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) dismissed the complaint late Tuesday, the consultant says it raises questions about her campaign. Longtime

Ashcroft campaigning in Jefferson City

Ashcroft forms bipartisan advisory committee of county clerks

Ashcroft hopes to focus on photo voter ID in bid for Secretary of State SIKESTON, Mo. – Jay Ashcroft, the Republican candidate for secretary of state, has reached across the aisle to form a group of county clerks called the Election Integrity Advisory Committee, in part to highlight the call for photo voter ID. The committee,


POLL: Koster extends his lead in Missouri Times poll

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Seven weeks before Election Day, Attorney General Chris Koster’s lead in the weekly Missouri Times tracking poll has grown to ten points over Republican Eric Greitens. In two other races polled this week, Republican Jay Ashcroft leads Democrat Robin Smith by ten points for secretary of state while Josh Hawley holds


September Tip Sheet: Statewides

Governor The heavyweight fight of Missouri politics. Conventional wisdom was that Chris Koster would start the fall campaign with a half step lead of any Republican after a very divisive primary, and that seems to be where this campaign starts with Koster up 8 percent in our latest poll. He has taken his head start