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Patterson announces candidacy to replace termed Cierpiot

Patterson announces candidacy to replace termed Cierpiot

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Centerpoint Medical Center surgeon Dr. Jon Patterson, a Republican, has announced his candidacy for the state house, hoping to replace termed House Majority Floor Leader, Mike Cierpiot. “I want Missouri to be a great place to live, open a business and a place where every child has the opportunity to get a

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This Week in Missouri Politics to debut in Kansas City 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – This Week in Missouri Politics is expanding to Kansas City starting Sunday, October 16th on 38 the Spot at 10:00 a.m. – right in middle of the Sunday news show lineup. “It has been our goal from day one to make This Week in Missouri Politics a truly statewide show that


Masquerade a success for charities, commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three charities teamed up and executed a masquerade ball ten years in the making on Saturday. Hundreds showed their support for the Missouri Capitol Commission, Missouri Association for Community Action, and the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence as masqueraders donned their formal wear and masks, while dancing and bidding

Texts from the Trail: What Missouri pols can be thankful for

With the holiday season now officially underway, Texts from the Trail decided to use our Thanksgiving break to look at what some people in the Missouri political world could be thankful for this year. Governor Jay Nixon can be thankful that sales tax numbers remain robust – he is set to pass state’s AAA credit

Austin elected assistant floor leader

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Kevin Austin was formally elected by his caucus as assistant floor leader today just before lawmakers convene for a special session to consider overriding gubernatorial vetoes. Austin, a sophomore who chairs the Judiciary Committee in the House, will be working underneath Rep. Mike Cierpiot, who was recently elected Majority Floor

Lakin to head new digital division at Victory Enterprises

St. Louis — Victory Enterprises announced the formation of a new digital division today and tapped former House staffer and current Victory consultant Joe Lakin to run the operation. Victory Enterprises is a “multi-state political, issue and corporate advocacy firm,” that touts offices in Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Carolina. Lakin, a former

Cierpiot ascends to Floor Leader post

Saint Louis, Mo. — Missouri House Republicans elected Rep. Mike Cierpiot, R-Kansas City, to the post of Majority Floor Leader at their summer caucus today. Cierpiot previously served as assistant majority floor leader under Rep. Todd Richardson. But when Richardson was elected Speaker of the House following the resignation of Rep. John Diehl, Cierpiot briefly

Cierpiot hopes to bring experience to majority floor leader role

ST. LOUIS – After former Majority Floor Leader Todd Richardson left his position to become the speaker of the house in the tumultuous final hours of the 2015 legislative session, Rep. Mike Cierpiot, R-Lee’s Summit, took over the Republican Caucus in the House for a few hours. Tomorrow, he’ll lobby to continue on in that


More hats in the ring in race for majority floor leader

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A St. Charles Republican is the latest to declare his candidacy for the number two position in House leadership. Rep. Robert Cornejo sent out a statement today declaring his intentions to seek the post of Majority Floor Leader, putting him in, at least, a three-way battle between himself, Rep. Caleb Rowden

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Missouri Republicans call on Koster to oppose executive amnesty

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Assistant Majority Leader Mike Cierpiot, R-Lee’s Summit, and Rep. Lindell Shumake, R-Hannibal, are leading the call to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster to join with more than 20 states around the nation that have come together to oppose President Obama’s decision to suspend the nation’s immigration laws. Cierpiot has filed HCR 12, which