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Even the smartest politicians have missteps every now and then

Even the smartest politicians have missteps every now and then

To be clear, I think that Jason Kander is one of the smartest politicians in the state. He seems to have an instinct about where the Democratic Party is going. He may have the best political instincts in the state. However, his performance last week should comfort every other politician in Missouri that even the

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Right-to-work opponents look to ban legislation as Republicans push forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a Republican surge in the November general election, the conservative base is primed to deliver on a promise they’ve made for some time now: Missouri will be the next right-to-work state. Right-to-work has been at the very forefront of Republican priorities for years, but with Gov. Jay Nixon vetoing any

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Less than one week out, new poll shows Greitens up for first time

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a new Missouri Times poll released Wednesday, Republicans, including Republican gubernatorial nominee Eric Greitens are up. Donald Trump is up over Hillary Clinton by 12 points in the race for the White House, while Senator Roy Blunt is up 4 points over Secretary of State Jason Kander for U.S. Senate.

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TWMP in Kansas City: Cierpiot and election analysis

On a special edition of This Week in Missouri Politics, the show hits Kansas City to celebrate its move into the KC television market. Scott Faughn sits down with one of the area’s most influential lawmakers in House Majority Floor Leader Mike Cierpiot. They discuss Donald Trump’s chances of winning Missouri by double digits, the

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MRP attacks Kander over election issues, ties to Clinton and more

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Republican Party came out strongly against Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander over the past week, attacking him over his connection to the Hillary Clinton campaign, his wife’s job as a lobbyist and Kander’s efficacy as secretary of state. While in the governor’s race the party has had to

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Americans for Prosperity working against Kander

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Americans for Prosperity has been busy trying to keep U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt from being defeated in November. The group announced Monday that they had contacted more than 700,000 Missouri voters by knocking on doors and phone banking. They say Blunt’s opponent, Secretary of State Jason Kander, should not be elected

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Kander launches new ads, gets national attention

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In back-to-back days, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander has made waves with television ads, including one released Thursday that’s drawn national attention. The ads come less than a week after the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee decided to pour $1.5 million into Kander’s race against incumbent Sen. Roy Blunt. On Wednesday,

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‘Aspirational biography’ raises questions about Diana Kander’s desire to lobby in increasingly personal U.S. Senate race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Jason Kander’s campaign for U.S. Senate against incumbent U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt has plastered the airwaves with ads attacking Blunt over his family’s work in lobbying. However, Jason Kander’s wife Diana’s biography provided by her then-employer Lathrop & Gage reads that she was assisting in lobbying efforts herself before Kander was

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Poll shows Republicans, Koster doing well

The latest poll of Missouri by Remington Research shows Republicans Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt leading in their respective races while Democrat Chris Koster holds a slight lead in the race for governor. The poll follows some conventional wisdom about how the statewide races will play out, with Trump and Blunt holding bigger

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