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Nixon sets date for special election to fill vacant House seat

Nixon sets date for special election to fill vacant House seat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday he would set a special election to fill the seat for the 50th district in the Missouri House of Representatives for Aug. 8, 2017. Rep. Caleb Jones resigned the seat earlier this week to serve as Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ Deputy Cheif of Staff. The 50th district comprises parts of

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Walsh prepares run for Jones’ House seat

ASHLAND, Mo. – Not even 24 hours after Rep. Caleb Jones decided to join Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ staff, Southern Boone County Republicans have a potential candidate waiting in the wings for the inevitable special election for his House seat. Longtime Republican operative and 2016 Republican National Convention delegate Sara Walsh formally announced her intentions to

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Rep. Jones to join Greitens’ staff, leave House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One of Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ earliest legislative allies will join him on the second floor when he takes office. Rep. Caleb Jones, R-California, will become Greitens’ deputy chief of staff, ending his six-year tenure as an elected official for southern Boone County. “Serving my constituents in the Missouri House has been

Eric Greitens campaign rally Aug. 27

Greitens finishes cross-state campaign office tour

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Republican nominee for governor, Eric Greitens, wrapped up his three-day tour of the state Saturday making stops in the St. Louis area, Columbia, Rolla and Cape Girardeau. Former Greitens rival Catherine Hanaway joined Greitens in St. Louis to show of solidarity and support for the Republican ticket. Hanaway lost to Greitens


Kempf looks to go from aide to elected office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A familiar face around the capitol is looking to make the jump from staffer to elected official. Sherri Kempf, the legislative aide for Rep. Caleb Jones, R-Columbia, is running for collector of revenue in Cooper County. Kempf is looking to fill the seat left open by the death of her friend

Click, Nov. 9

Click fired by UM Board of Curators

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University Missouri Board of Curators voted 4-2 Wednesday to fire embattled professor Melissa Click for her actions last fall during the Concerned Student 1950 protests. Chair of the board Pam Henrickson stated that after a month of investigation the board determined that Click had acted with conduct not reflective of the

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McGaugh, legislators recognized by Missouri Corn Growers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last week, the Missouri Corn Growers held their annual meeting at their headquarters in Jefferson City and took time to honor a group of legislators that have supported the industry with their time in office. Sen. Mike Kehoe and Rep. Jay Houghton were given the Corn Growers’ Public Servant Award, and

Click, Nov. 9

MU professor Click charged with assault

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri professor Melissa Click was charged with third degree assault by Columbia City Prosecutor Steve Richey Monday morning for her involvement in student protests at the university which took place in November. Click achieved widespread notoriety after she was captured on video calling for “some muscle” to either intimidate or expel a student

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Republican legislators demand termination of MU professor for role in protests

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A group of over 100 Republican members of the General Assembly have signed letters submitted to the University of Missouri Board of Curators asking for the firing of Prof. Melissa Click after her role in the Concerned Student 1950 protests Nov. 2015. Click achieved a level of notoriety across the state and

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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,