Category: Texts from the Trail

Texts from the Trail: Big night in the Capital city

Texts from the Trail: Big night in the Capital city

All of the long-time Republicans candidates for governor met for the first debate of the 2016 campaign this week in Jefferson City. The intensity was high as Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, former Speaker Catherine...

Texts from the Trail: Why Ron Richard should be president of MU

Texts from the Trail: Why Ron Richard should be president of MU

After much observing of the University of Missouri system the past year, and candidly being the first to point out the dumpster fire going on in Columbia, added to that the obvious fact that...

Texts from the Trail: Too smart for their own good

Texts from the Trail: Too smart for their own good

No media outlet has been more critical of the University of Missouri system over the last nine months than this one. Obviously, today those criticisms look particularly wise, but those criticisms arose from taking an...

Texts from the Trail: With friends like these…

Texts from the Trail: With friends like these…

The donor community is an odd place where motivations are sometimes challenging to ascertain. Often times when donors have simple and direct goals, such as electing Republicans, or passing a certain bill, then one...

Texts from the Trail: The Expectations Game

Texts from the Trail: The Expectations Game

The fourth quarter fundraising numbers are due at the end of the week, so, of course, the days leading up to the deadline will be filled with candidates setting expectations about other candidates and...

Texts from the Trail: Brunner makes it clear it’s game on

Texts from the Trail: Brunner makes it clear it’s game on

John Brunner made a statement with his $3.6 million dollar contribution to his gubernatorial campaign. This nearly guarantees the most competitive gubernatorial primary in recent Missouri history. Conventional wisdom would say that it would most...

Texts from the Trail: It is getting more bizarre out there

Texts from the Trail: It is getting more bizarre out there

In a week that saw pre-filing begin and a gubernatorial forum, by far the biggest news of the week was Lt. Governor Peter Kinder dropping a news bomb on the weekend at 4:30 Friday...