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5 THINGS… Greitens could mention in the State of the State

5 THINGS… Greitens could mention in the State of the State

The newly-elected Governor showed that he may be one of the best orators to hold the office in a generation with his inaugural, but his address certainly wasn’t long on details. Inaugural addresses typically aren’t and the thousand people standing outside were likely grateful for the brevity. However, those who listen to a State of

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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

Gov.-elect Eric Greitens is backing former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves (second from the right) to be the next chairman of Missouri Republican Party. PHOTO/ Lana Crain - Facebook

Missouri GOP selects Todd Graves as next chairman

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Just two months after a historic election for the Missouri Republican Party, the Missouri Republican State Committee elected its new officers. The GOP swept all seven statewide elections this past November, all while retaining their supermajorities in the House and Senate – a testament to the efforts of the GOP leaders leaving

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Sarah Steelman to be new OA Director under Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former state treasurer Sarah Steelman will be heading the Office of Administration in Gov. Eric Greitens’ administration. The news was first announced in a tweet by Greitens’ senior adviser Austin Chambers Friday evening, saying the Gov.-elect would be making the announcement in Springfield that night. Sarah Steelman (@sarah_steelman) will be a

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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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Austin Chambers: Missouri is the backdrop for another national political star

Missouri has been the backdrop for several of the nation’s leading political figures, from Jack Oliver to Joyce Aboussie to Jeff Roe, and in 2016, Missouri became a big part of the story of a new rising star in national politics: Austin Chambers. Chambers managed the campaign of Gov.-elect Eric Greitens, and is now serving

Gov.-elect Eric Greitens and his wife, Sheena, address the media the morning after she was robbed at gunpoint.

Gov.-elect and wife preach justice, forgiveness after robbery

ST. LOUIS – In a press conference held outside of their St. Louis home on Tuesday morning, the next governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens, said he is grateful that his wife, Sheena, is safe and extended their thanks to law enforcement. It was announced Monday evening that Sheena had been robbed at gunpoint not far from their

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TWMP: Congressman Jason Smith; Trump and Greitens transitioning into office

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Missouri Congressman Jason Smith joins host Scott Faughn to discuss his new role in Congressional leadership as the new House Republican Conference Secretary. “Only four times in the last 100 years have we had this opportunity to lead, and if I’m going to be in Washington,

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Election Night Watch Parties and other events

Tomorrow as the results roll-in, candidates and political organizations from across the state will be watching to see who comes out victorious. We’ve compiled a list of open invitation parties below. All start at roughly 7 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Jason Kander’s Election Night Event – Kansas City – Uptown Theater Jay Ashcroft and Eric Schmitt

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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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