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Rep. Engler comments on the race for next Speaker of the House

Rep. Engler comments on the race for next Speaker of the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Representative Kevin Engler was invited onto this week’s episode of the #MoLeg Podcast to give his opinions and perception on the current matters pressing in Missouri government, most notably the next race for Speaker of the House. According to a recent poll, the Missouri Times audience wanted to hear about the

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Franks will not run for St. Louis mayor as write-in candidate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Citing dissatisfaction with the results of Tuesday’s primary, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. announced Thursday that he would launch a write-in campaign to become St. Louis’ next mayor Hours later, he said he isn’t running. I’m not running Good Luck to all of the candidates! Video coming to explain in depth!

Gov.-elect Eric Greitens is backing former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves (second from the right) to be the next chairman of Missouri Republican Party. PHOTO/ Lana Crain - Facebook

Missouri GOP selects Todd Graves as next chairman

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Just two months after a historic election for the Missouri Republican Party, the Missouri Republican State Committee elected its new officers. The GOP swept all seven statewide elections this past November, all while retaining their supermajorities in the House and Senate – a testament to the efforts of the GOP leaders leaving

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Missouri Ethics Commission looks to provide answers about Amendment 2

Throughout the 2016 election, campaign finance was a constant topic of controversy. Until 2016, Missouri was just one of a handful of states with no limits on campaign contributions or lobbyist gifts, having abolished donation limits in 2008. But the November passage of the Missouri State and Judicial Campaign Contribution Limits Initiative, also known as Constitutional

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Restraining order and tax liens make the 70th district the nastiest race in the state

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Rep. Bill Otto is running for Congress, and the race to replace him may be the nastiest race in the state. Voters in the Maryland Heights-centered district have been inundated with attacks on Republican candidate Mark Matthiesen over a 2008 tax lien. On Friday, mailboxes in the 70th district were filled

Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens speaks to the audience during a town hall event in Jefferson City.

Greitens defends campaign donations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens campaigned in Jefferson City on Friday night, looking to draw more support from the capital city. But after speaking to a crowd of more than 75 people at the Chamber of Commerce, the Republican took a defensive stance when asked about a large donation made to his campaign. The $1.9

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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,

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Carnahan cruises to victory

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan handily defeated state Rep. Tommie Pierson and Winston Apple to win the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. Carnahan had strong name recognition as a former congressman and son of a former governor. He raised nearly $500,000. Carnahan’s U.S. House district was eliminated in the latest round of

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Amendment 6 campaign gears up

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missourians for Free and Fair Elections is preparing for November. Aaron Baker, spokesman for Missourians for Free and Fair elections, said the ballot measure should be an easy issue to voters. “Amendment 6 is an opportunity to make it easier for Missourians to have access to the ballot box in a fair

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New ad as Stenger, Dooley prepare for final push

Saint Louis, Mo. — With barely one week remaining until voters across the state cast ballots in the primary, St. Louis County Council member Steve Stenger is releasing yet another television ad this week criticizing incumbent Charlie Dooley for woeful mismanagement. Despite being negative, the ad is perhaps the most toned-down in a race that

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