Tag: candidates

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 […]

Despite pressure, Missouri electors cast their votes for Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s 10 electoral college votes officially belong to President-elect Donald Trump. The state’s GOP delegates unanimously cast their votes in the Capitol on Monday afternoon, while dozens of protesters outside urged them to vote for anyone but Trump. The billionaire real estate tycoon won Missouri handily with a […]

House candidates that could be back in 2018

Anyone can have a rough night when after months of hard work, the votes roll in and the result goes the other way. However, defeat does not necessarily mean the end of a political career. These candidates, most of them new to politics, showed promise in races, even if they lost […]

Political Ads on TV: Are Sales Going Down?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems like there are more campaign ads appearing every election, but as candidates turn to other methods, less money is being spent on TV. There are a number of things to remember about political advertisements, so here’s our breakdown: Are candidates spending more? Spending on political […]

Speaker assisting battleground districts across state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the election less than three weeks away, candidates across the nation are going to great lengths in an attempt to reach out to voters. But members of the House leadership are trying a different approach from the usual campaign stops. They’re hitting the pavement, passing […]

Where to watch primary results come in

As the results of the 2016 August primary roll in, candidates across the state will be holding watch parties at hotels, restaurants and campaign headquarters across the state. If you want watch live coverage among fellow supporters for the candidate of your choice, here is a listing of those events. Governor […]

TWMP: Teresa Hensley and the Democratic primary for treasurer

On a special double feature episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn sits down with former Cass County prosecutor Teresa Hensley to talk about her bid to become the state’s next attorney general. Hensley talks about her experience as a prosecutor and attorney and how she wants to […]

Greitens attacks ethics reform push from both sides

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Late Wednesday afternoon, Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens and his campaign released one of the first substantial attacks of the campaign by criticizing the ethics reform measures expected to be at the forefront of this legislation. Although Greitens only decried the tactics by Gov. Jay Nixon […]

Marijuana legalization, ethics reform initiative petitions awaiting public comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three initiative petitions are currently open for public comment with Secretary of State Jason Kander’s office – one regarding marijuana legalization and two regarding ethics reform. Before circulation, state law requires groups first have their petition approved by the office before waiting 23 days for draft […]