Category: Senate

Republicans accuse Dems of ‘dirty political games’ in SD 8 race, but could new tactics signal a resurgence?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the special election for Missouri State Senate District 8 seat draws near, one thing has become clear: Republicans are anxious. The GOP is no longer resting on laurels from the last election, having now witnessed a close and hard-fought race in House District 50 earlier […]

Schatz: ‘My goal is to run for pro tem’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the next session marking the end of the legislative careers for several Missouri lawmakers, questioning minds have been trying to discern just who might be in the running for leadership positions in the Missouri General Assembly. And one name that has been mentioned more than […]

O’Laughlin, Luetkemeyer finishing with strong third quarter

Important state filings due Oct. 15th JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With less than a week left before the required quarterly filings due, a number of candidates are submitting their filings early, and the results so far have been impressive. David Wasinger, a Republican candidate for State Auditor, announced this week […]

Buchanan County commissioner announces campaign for SD 34

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The current Buchanan County presiding commissioner, Harry Roberts, is officially tossing his hat in the ring to replace the term-limited Sen. Rob. Schaaf as the senator for District 34. “I’m a small business owner and a conservative who got involved in politics to give back to our […]

Bernskoetter kicks off SD 6 campaign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Mike Bernskoetter kicked off his campaign for SD 6 with a pork steak dinner attended by over 800 Tuesday night. Bernskoetter was elected to the Missouri House in 2010 and has served on Agriculture business policy committees since arrived. He served as the chair of […]

Adams announces campaign for SD 14

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri House Rep. Joe Adams on Tuesday announced he’s throwing his hat into the ring to seek the Senate District 14 seat in 2018. Adams, a Democrat from University City, is looking to take over in 2018 when the recently censured Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal will be […]

Judge strikes signatures, Turk still has enough to make the ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It looks as if Jacob Turk’s name will be appearing on the ballot in Senate District 8’s special election. Just days after Turk filed more than 800 signatures to get his name added to the ballot, lawyers from Husch Blackwell, typically the go-to law firm for […]