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50 Years of Gubernatorial Portraits: Greitens forgoes official headshot, chooses family photo

50 Years of Gubernatorial Portraits: Greitens forgoes official headshot, chooses family photo

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Each new governor’s photo is posted in every state office, agency, and department across the state, but self-proclaimed outsider Gov. Eric Greitens is once again doing things a little differently. Greitens has chosen the family portrait to be used in state offices, as well as in the next Missouri Official Manual,

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Ashcroft names former Blunt chief counsel to lead transition team

ST. LOUIS – The next Secretary of State for Missouri has named five members to his transition team. The transition team will be led by Lowell Pearson, former Chief Counsel to Governor Matt Blunt. The other four members will consist of Bev Randles, who most recently ran as a candidate for lieutenant governor, and Matt

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MOGOV Race: Breaking down the numbers by media market

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Governor’s race is officially neck-and-neck in Missouri, and the breakdown of support for each candidate based on the region’s media markets shows favorability in the larger markets swinging in favor of the Democratic candidate, while the smaller, rural regions show heavy support for Republicans. Here’s a breakdown of how

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Texts from the Trail: Once upon a time in Missouri

Missouri Republicans devolved into open warfare against each other. A pro Right-to-Work group funded by Republicans fired the latest shot in the civil war with the launch of a website and paid media campaign against republican caucus members who didn’t support the bill. Reading the website boughtandpaidfor.net made me think of another such story. Once upon a time,


Message from the Publisher: Spence Jackson was a pro’s pro

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — I was kind of snookered into politics. The first state representative I ever met was my hometown representative, Mark Richardson. So I naturally assumed that every legislator was as intelligent, dedicated, and as eloquent as he was…little did I know. The same outstretched expectations of professionalism, judgment, and loyalty were set


MHA hires new general counsel as Hale exits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — David Hale left the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) earlier this summer after over 9 years as their vice president of state legislation. Jane Drummond joined the MHA team weeks ago as vice president of legal affairs/general counsel and has registered as a lobbyist for the association. Dummond formerly served as director


History looking back more kindly on Matt Blunt’s tenure as Governor

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — As 2016 approaches, Republicans are focusing huge resources on winning the Governor’s mansion, which they haven’t held since the single term of Matt Blunt. Blunt’s time in office is, for Republican elected officials, the yardstick against which any other serious contender for the office will be measured. Blunt’s tenure was tumultuous, fraught