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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,

Rep. Diane Franklin speaks to anti-abortion activists outside the Columbia Planned Parenthood Dec. 12, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

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.


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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Republicans select Crawford to fill Parson’s Senate seat

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Since Lt. Gov. Mike Parson’s victory in the Nov. 8, 2016 elections, Republicans have vied to be selected to fill his currently vacant Senate seat. The candidate appears to be Rep. Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo, who won the 28th Senate District Republican Senate Committee’s nomination Saturday morning on the first ballot. The six-year

Gov. Greitens sets date for special election to fill vacant Missouri Senate seat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens has set Aug. 8, 2017, as the date for a special election to fill the seat for the 28th District (portions of Benton, Cedar, Dallas, Hickory, Laclede, Pettis, Polk, and St. Clair counties) in the Missouri Senate. The seat became vacant upon the resignation of Senator Mike Parson, who was elected

Release: Schupp prioritizes families, seniors, children in 2017 legislative session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, today pre-filed 10 bills for the 2017 legislative session. The 10 bill package serves to enhance protections for the safety, health, well-being, and economic success of Missourians, with an emphasis on families, seniors, and children. “Elected officials have the ability and moral obligation to help create


Final Tip Sheet: Senate

The senate races this cycle are being fought on the Democrats’ turf. The latest Remington poll has given the Democrats something to complain about, as it shows Rowden catching Webber at 45 percent. There’s also something worrying for Republicans with Sifton’s 9 percent lead on Jotte. Democrats have to be a little disappointed that Clinton


Senate Tip Sheet: Eight Days Before General Election

The Senate has pretty much broken down into one competitive race and one to keep an eye on. Because Republicans have won so many seats and two of the Democrat-leaning districts have Republican incumbents seeking reelection with Sen. Gary Romine and Sen. Ryan Silvey, the map is very small. Republicans are hoping the 1st and


Top State Senate Races: A Week in Review

SD 19 – Webber/Rowden Rowden ad challenges Webber on public safety Rep. Caleb Rowden has launched an attack against Rep. Stephen Webber, his Democratic opponent for the 19th District Senate seat, criticizing Webber for votes that Rowden says could have made mid-Missouri less safe for kids. An ad released by Rowden focuses on Webber votes

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STATEMENT: Caleb Rowden Responds to Stephen Webber’s Attack on His Family

Columbia, MO — Today, Caleb Rowden released the following statement: “Stephen Webber’s latest attack ads have hit an all new low in a political season that has seen that bar drastically lowered.  Stephen Webber is purposely trying to mislead Mid-Missouri voters.  My wife, my father and I are all small business owners, something we are proud of.