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2018 Tip Sheet: House

2018 Tip Sheet: House

House Races Elected in 2010 – 43 The current breakdown of the huge 2010 class is 35 Republicans and eight Democrats. Interesting to note, that class is the same size as the junior class, which stands at 43 members. This was the class elected after Obamacare in the huge Republican wave and many Democrats have


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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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

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MOGOV Countdown: Day 5

We’re five days out from Election Day, and the Greitens’ campaign has come under fire, thanks to a complaint filed by the Missouri Democratic Party. We were told members of the Greitens Group were subpoenaed by the Missouri Ethics Commission after the MDC requested an investigation, alleging that Greitens’ campaign violated federal law when his

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Speaker assisting battleground districts across state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the election less than three weeks away, candidates across the nation are going to great lengths in an attempt to reach out to voters. But members of the House leadership are trying a different approach from the usual campaign stops. They’re hitting the pavement, passing out flyers, knocking on doors,


Northland House race shaping up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The most competitive House race in the state might be District 14, straddling Clay and Platte Counties, where demographics and two good candidates have combined to produce a compelling race. Rep. Kevin Corlew is the one-term Republican incumbent. He beat a primary challenger who tried to focus on Corlew’s opposition to


TWMP: Nasheed, photo voter ID and Koster’s lead in the polls

On Sunday’s episode of “This Week in Missouri Politics,” Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, joins host Scott Faughn to discuss her opposition to the gun bill and the photo voter ID bill, and the controversy she generated when she sat during the Pledge of Allegiance during veto session as an act of protest. “I sat


Koenig looks towards general election after come-from-behind primary win

ST. LOUIS – The polls leading up to the state Senate race in the 15th District looked grim for Rep. Andrew Koenig. Down nine points to former Rep. Rick Stream just a week out from the election, it appeared that Stream would rejoin the General Assembly after a two year absence. Election night told a


Farm Bureau releases State Fair straw poll results

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Farm Bureau released the results of their traditional election year State Fair straw poll Thursday. The poll asked fair attendees who they would vote for on the Nov. 8 ballot for U.S. Senate, governor, lt. governor, attorney general and whether they supported the continuation of the 1/10th cent state parks