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2018 Tip Sheet: House

2018 Tip Sheet: House

House Races Elected in 2010 – 43 The current breakdown of the huge 2010 class is 35 Republicans and eight Democrats. Interesting to note, that class is the same size as the junior class, which stands at 43 members. This was the class elected after Obamacare in the huge Republican wave and many Democrats have


Patterson announces candidacy to replace termed Cierpiot

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Centerpoint Medical Center surgeon Dr. Jon Patterson, a Republican, has announced his candidacy for the state house, hoping to replace termed House Majority Floor Leader, Mike Cierpiot. “I want Missouri to be a great place to live, open a business and a place where every child has the opportunity to get a


Meet Dan Stacy, the man who ousted Sheila Solon

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – Dan Stacy pulled off one of the more unexpected upsets in Missouri on Tuesday, defeating incumbent Rep. Sheila Solon, R-Blue Springs. Because there’s no general election opponent, Stacy will join the 2017 class of freshmen legislators. The “constitutional conservative” is a business owner and home educator who didn’t get involved in


2016 House Tip Sheet

With session behind us we take a look at the full slate of House races to give you a peek into who is returning and who will be new to Jefferson City in January. Our breakdown of the current map, which leans towards marking the races more competitive than they are is: Republicans Uncontested General Election Seats:


Peters wins case against Johns, will run unopposed

ST. LOUIS – Rep. Joshua Peters won his lawsuit Thursday night against Rachel Johns, his challenger for the  76th District seat. He will now run unopposed. Peters had alleged that because Johns had not registered to vote until Feb. 4, 2015 and as such was not qualified to run for office because Article III, Section


Baringer sets eyes on returning to Capitol

ST. LOUIS – Donna Baringer, 16th Ward Alderman for the City of St. Louis, is hoping to take her experience to the state level, running for the 82nd House District.  Baringer has a rich community and political history, dating back to her childhood, when she spent time in the Capitol when her mother had to


Razer looks to replace departing LaFaver

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Born in the Missouri bootheel to graduating from the University of Missouri to living and working in Kansas City, Greg Razer, a deputy regional director of Northwest Missouri for Sen. Claire McCaskill, has been shaped by experiences in Missouri. Now, he wants to help govern the state by representing the 25th District. With


Otto endorsing DeLear for seat

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Rep. Bill Otto, D-Maryland Heights, will endorse Byron DeLear tonight to replace him in the House. Otto is running for congress as a Democrat against incumbent Republican Congresswoman Ann Wagner. Otto and DeLear have worked together on local projects focused on the West Lake Landfill. “Byron has worked hard to learn

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Gosen looks to fourth term

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Don Gosen, R-Chesterfield, will be seeking a fourth term in the Missouri House of Representatives. “I had considered running for Sen. Eric Schmitt’s Senate seat with him being term limited,” said Gosen. “However, Rick Stream and Andrew Koenig are running for that. I am confident with either of them being a

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TWMP Preview: Koster, the governor’s race and the impending earnings tax fight

After a week-long break for Thanksgiving, This Week in Missouri Politics is back with Attorney General Chris Koster as host Scott Faughn’s special guest. Koster talks about his gubernatorial campaign, the legal challenges facing SB 5 in St. Louis, the West Lake Landfill debacle, and the upcoming legislative session. The opinion-maker panel this week consists of