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Even the smartest politicians have missteps every now and then

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

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Right-to-work opponents look to ban legislation as Republicans push forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a Republican surge in the November general election, the conservative base is primed to deliver on a promise they’ve made for some time now: Missouri will be the next right-to-work state. Right-to-work has been at the very forefront of Republican priorities for years, but with Gov. Jay Nixon vetoing any

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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


Races for Statewide Executive Offices: A Week in Review

Less than two weeks away from Election Day, and the stakes are still high in the races for executive office. Republicans have the advantage when it comes to raising funds in the race for lieutenant governor, secretary of state and treasurer, but having money doesn’t necessarily guarantee a victory on November 8th. Here’s the latest


September Tip Sheet: Statewides

Governor The heavyweight fight of Missouri politics. Conventional wisdom was that Chris Koster would start the fall campaign with a half step lead of any Republican after a very divisive primary, and that seems to be where this campaign starts with Koster up 8 percent in our latest poll. He has taken his head start


Kander launches new ads, gets national attention

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In back-to-back days, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander has made waves with television ads, including one released Thursday that’s drawn national attention. The ads come less than a week after the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee decided to pour $1.5 million into Kander’s race against incumbent Sen. Roy Blunt. On Wednesday,

Ashcroft campaigning in Jefferson City

Karl Rove headlining Ashcroft funder

ST. LOUIS – Karl Rove, Republican strategist and former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, will be headlining a private fundraiser for Republican secretary of state nominee Jay Ashcroft in Kansas City on September 21. “As Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft will work to modernize and streamline Missouri’s business

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‘Liberal values’ haunting Kander in new attack ad

ST. LOUIS – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s campaign for re-election launched a new ad Tuesday critiquing Democratic opponent Secretary of Jason Kander for his “values.” For years, Jason Kander has been trying to make a liberal majority. “They’re going to call you pinkos, commies, lefties, activists, liberals, tree huggers. If you stay true to your values,

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Initiative petitions come into the home stretch to become ballot measures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – At 5 p.m. July 26 a very important deadline will expire for the five initiative petitions that were submitted to Secretary of State Jason Kander’s office May 8. Today marked the final day that local election authorities could turn in their verified signature lists for certification by Kander’s office. Kander and


Statewide offices to be audited in anticipation of transitions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While statewide elected officials cling to their last days in office, trying to avoid lame duck status, the auditor’s office will begin preparing for fresh blood in those offices. State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced Thursday that her office will begin closeout audits of the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney