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Outgoing Rep. Stephen Webber has been elected as the new chair of the Missouri Democratic Party. (Benjamin Peters/Missouri Times)

Webber, Galloway will be keynote speakers at 46th Missouri Democrat Days

Webber, Galloway will be keynote speakers at 46th Missouri Democrat Days

HANNIBAL, Mo. – Missouri Democrats will head to Hannibal this weekend for the 46th annual Democrat Days. Taking place at the Hannibal Inn, the event is scheduled to run from Friday, March 3 to Saturday night, March 4. Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber will be the featured speaker at the Saturday evening banquet, while

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It’s cliché, but it’s a wild election year

One of the most read stories of last week was one that many never expected to read: Former Lt. Governor Joe Maxwell endorsed Eric Greitens for governor.  It certainly stands out when one of the most highly regarded liberal Democrats in the state endorses the Republican nominee for governor, and pointedly denounces the Democrat, but

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Former LG and animal rights activist Joe Maxwell endorses Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The confusion surrounding whether or not the animal rights group the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) endorsed Eric Greitens for governor ended with their senior political advisor and the former Missouri lieutenant governor Joe Maxwell endorsing Greitens, while the HSLF chose to oppose Democratic nominee Chris Koster. Maxwell, speaking as the former


Amendment 1 headed for recount

Saint Louis, Mo. — A coalition of opponents to Amendment 1, the so-called “Right to Farm Amendment,”  have formally requested a recount in the razor-thin Aug. 5 victory for the legislation. With nearly one million votes cast, Missouri voters approved Amendment 1 by just 2,490 votes, a win of about one quarter of one percent.


Both sides fighting to bitter end on Amendment 1

Saint Louis, Mo. — Supporters and opponents of Amendment 1, the so-called “Right to Farm” ballot language, will be working voters at the polls until the last minute, and a recent poll shows the issue is too close to call. Remington Research Group, a Kansas-City based polling firm, found the issue polling at 48 percent


Groups on both sides spar over Amendment 1

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The public vote on Amendment 1 is less than 8 weeks out. Campaigns on both sides of the “right to farm” measure have gained traction, with similar messaging to support their cause. The Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB) held an event on June 4 where Congressman Blaine Leutkemeyer spoke to rally supporters.