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Gov. Greitens sets date for special election to fill vacant Missouri Senate seat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens has set Aug. 8, 2017, as the date for a special election to fill the seat for the 28th District (portions of Benton, Cedar, Dallas, Hickory, Laclede, Pettis, Polk, and St. Clair counties) in the Missouri Senate. The seat became vacant upon the resignation of Senator Mike Parson, who was elected


Nixon sets date for special election to fill vacant House seat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday he would set a special election to fill the seat for the 50th district in the Missouri House of Representatives for Aug. 8, 2017. Rep. Caleb Jones resigned the seat earlier this week to serve as Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ Deputy Cheif of Staff. The 50th district comprises parts of

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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

Bruce Franks Jr. celebrates his win over Rep. Penny Hubbard Sept. 16, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Franks easily defeats Hubbard in special election

ST. LOUIS – Small business owner and community activist Bruce Franks beat three-time state Rep. Penny Hubbard in a special election for the Democratic 78th House District primary. He won by a wide margin of 2,234 votes to 701, over 75 percent. The special election came after a challenge by Franks alleging absentee ballot fraud


Hummel headed to the Senate

Staff Reports ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Rep. Jake Hummel is heading to the Senate after being tapped by committee Democrats in the 4th Senate District to succeed Sen. Joe Keaveny who resigned to take  a judgeship. “I appreciate the support I received today from local Democratic leaders in being chosen as our party’s nominee in


Parkinson drops senate bid, endorses Eigel, attacks Zerr

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – State Rep. Mark Parkinson has dropped his bid for SD23, endorsing Republican candidate Bill Eigel and attacking Republican House colleague Anne Zerr. Parkinson currently has $59k on hand, $50k of which is a self-loan. Parkinson’s full statement: “When I entered office in 2008, I swore an oath to uphold the laws of


Candidates step up for 36th House District special election

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three political hopefuls have thrown their names into the hat for the 36th House District special election, to be decided by South Kansas City voters on Nov. 3. The seat was vacated due to Rep. Kevin McManus’ election to the Kansas City City Council. DaRon McGee, the Jackson County COMBAT Public Affairs