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Lakin leaves HRCC for Victory Enterprises, Willard picked as new Finance Director

Lakin leaves HRCC for Victory Enterprises, Willard picked as new Finance Director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The GOP success in the last election continues to have an effect on Missouri politics, the latest episode featuring changes at the Missouri House Republican Campaign Committee. Victory Enterprises announced this week that Emilee Lakin, who had served as the HRCC’s Finance Director, has joined their team as the Director of Business

Richardson campaigning for House members

Speaker assisting battleground districts across state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the election less than three weeks away, candidates across the nation are going to great lengths in an attempt to reach out to voters. But members of the House leadership are trying a different approach from the usual campaign stops. They’re hitting the pavement, passing out flyers, knocking on doors,

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TWMP: Schmitt, veto session and Koster’s NRA endorsement

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, longtime friend of the show Sen. Eric Schmitt joins host Scott Faughn to talk about his race for state treasurer. He speaks about his endorsement from the National Rifle Association, the 15th anniversary of 9/11, and his focus on why President Barack Obama’s controversial Iran deal matters

Burns named new HRCC political director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Upon the departure of Jonathan Ratliff to join Barklage & Knodell, Capitol and campaign staffer Casey Burns has been named the new political director for the House Republican Campaign Committee (HRCC). Burns, a former HRCC field staffer and legislator assistant, will start with the organization, now run by Robert Knodell, on

Knodell selected as new HRCC executive director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Republican leadership announced Wednesday that Robert Knodell has been chosen as the new executive director of the House Republican Campaign Committee (HRCC). HRCC serves as the political arm of Republican House Caucus, where their primary goal is electing Republican House members and retaining the current Republican super-majority.  “I believe in


Winners and losers from the 2014 General Election

Winners John Diehl & Todd Richardson – 117 members is an amazing accomplishment. They have historic majorities to work with and it will be interesting to see how they attempt to manage that many members, but they can now pass most anything they choose to. A Republican majority was a huge change, a supermajority brought


Column: Three big mistakes campaigns make

by Robert Knodell In recent years, coverage of political campaigns has begun to mirror coverage of sports or financial markets. This is a welcome development for those us who are political junkies, as there are numerous publications (such as this one), channels, blogs, and social media platforms that cover even down-ballot campaigns in blow-by-blow detail.

The Senate chamber

Lamping not filing for re-election, will serve as campaign chair for Schweich

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sen. John Lamping, R-St. Louis, decided to not file for re-election today for District 24 seat. “I’m most proud of governing through the eyes of ordinary citizens,” Lamping said. “I took a different approach to governing.” Lamping will serve as the 2014 campaign chair for State Auditor Tom Schweich’s reelection campaign.


Republicans gear up for the 8th Congressional District’s Campaign University

— The 8th Congressional District is hosting its first Campaign University event this Saturday in Poplar Bluff. The event is intended to be an opportunity for current and future candidates at all levels to come learn the basics of campaigning, ranging from fundraising to social media. “This is an opportunity for people who have good