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Holsman amendment waylays Senate leadership rule change

Holsman amendment waylays Senate leadership rule change

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate leadership suffered its second defeat in two weeks regarding an attempted rule change. Just a week after a vote on the right to recusal led to contentious visits from Gov. Eric Greitens, Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard had to table a resolution many senators saw as an attempt by

The House Committee on Government Efficiency meets to hear legislation on Real ID and motor vehicle registration on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Real ID opposition finally appears in House committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The issue of Real ID managed to make it through the entire Senate committee hearing last week without a single opponent speaking against the bill. But opposition to the federally-approved identification finally appeared in Tuesday afternoon’s hearing in the House Committee on Government Efficiency. Rep. Kevin Corlew is the sponsor of

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Real ID makes first appearance in committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the deadline looming, Missouri lawmakers have renewed their push to get Real ID in the Show-Me State. Legislation to seeking to comply with the federal standard for identification was heard by the Senate Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs on Thursday morning, as well as two other bills. Both Sens.

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Senate Tip Sheet: Eight Days Before General Election

The Senate has pretty much broken down into one competitive race and one to keep an eye on. Because Republicans have won so many seats and two of the Democrat-leaning districts have Republican incumbents seeking reelection with Sen. Gary Romine and Sen. Ryan Silvey, the map is very small. Republicans are hoping the 1st and

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Top State Senate Races: A Week in Review

SD 19 – Webber/Rowden Rowden ad challenges Webber on public safety Rep. Caleb Rowden has launched an attack against Rep. Stephen Webber, his Democratic opponent for the 19th District Senate seat, criticizing Webber for votes that Rowden says could have made mid-Missouri less safe for kids. An ad released by Rowden focuses on Webber votes

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Bechthold pursues religious conversation with Silvey

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In the article published late Tuesday night about the controversy in the race between Republican Sen. Ryan Silvey and Democratic challenger J. Ranen Bechthold, both candidates submitted identical versions of a Facebook message exchange that highlights what happened after Bechthold went to Silvey’s home, allegedly while Bechthold was canvassing in the area. Bechthold first shared

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Silvey-Bechthold senate race takes strange turn two weeks out

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The race between Republican incumbent Sen. Ryan Silvey and Democratic challenger J. Ranen Bechthold has taken a few interesting turns this election cycle. Even though Bechthold successfully fended off a lawsuit filed by Silvey, which challenged Bechthold’s residency in Clay County, he still trails by most other metrics like polling, name

October Tip Sheet: Senate

COMPETITIVE – 1 SD 19 (D+0.7) OPEN – Schaefer COMPETITIVE This race will be the second most competitive in the entire state after the gubernatorial contest. Rep. Caleb Rowden is an excellent campaigner and can push a message of his being in the majority party where he can keep Mizzou safe from a legislature eager

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Appeals court affirms decision to keep Bechthold on ballot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District affirmed a lower court’s decision to keep state senate candidate J. Ranen Bechthold on the November ballot. Bechthold’s opponent, Sen. Ryan Silvey, had challenged his eligibility for the ballot due to residency issues. Bechthold had been registered to vote in Jackson County, which is

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Tongue-in-cheek, Bechthold ‘supports’ Second Amendment right to RPGs, mortars

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Gun control advocates and liberal-leaning press outlets have vented their own frustrations about the passage of SB 656 last week during veto session. The New York Times called Missouri the “Shoot-Me State” in an editorial after it passed, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah devoted a segment criticizing the new

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