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50 Years of Gubernatorial Portraits: Greitens forgoes official headshot, chooses family photo

50 Years of Gubernatorial Portraits: Greitens forgoes official headshot, chooses family photo

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Each new governor’s photo is posted in every state office, agency, and department across the state, but self-proclaimed outsider Gov. Eric Greitens is once again doing things a little differently. Greitens has chosen the family portrait to be used in state offices, as well as in the next Missouri Official Manual,

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft discusses his office's budget with the House Budget Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

State Treasurer and Secretary of State present budgets before House committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House Budget Committee has officially started working on the state budget. Legislators received Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year last week, and after three business days, the committee met for the first time with the budget in hand. Tuesday morning’s hearing featured testimony from State Treasurer

Secretary Ashcroft appoints Co-Directors of Elections Division

Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the appointments of Brandon Alexander (R) and Chrissy Peters (D) as Co-Directors of the Elections Division. As the State’s Chief Election Official, Ashcroft is committed to restoring confidence in Missouri’s elections, and these appointments signal a strong step in reestablishing relationships with local election authorities.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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