Tag: democrat

McCaskill, Sykes respond to Hawley’s U.S. Senate announcement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It didn’t take long after Attorney General Josh Hawley’s announcement for his potential opponents to weigh in on the Republican’s bid for U.S. Senate in 2018. Incumbent Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill’s campaign has been running political ads against Hawley for some time now, as the former […]

Even the smartest politicians have missteps every now and then

To be clear, I think that Jason Kander is one of the smartest politicians in the state. He seems to have an instinct about where the Democratic Party is going. He may have the best political instincts in the state. However, his performance last week should comfort every other politician […]

Election Night Watch Parties and other events

Tomorrow as the results roll-in, candidates and political organizations from across the state will be watching to see who comes out victorious. We’ve compiled a list of open invitation parties below. All start at roughly 7 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Jason Kander’s Election Night Event – Kansas City – Uptown Theater […]

Merideth says compromise is key to progress in Missouri

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – In just a few months, Representative Mike Colona will vacate his chair in the Missouri House, unable to run due to term limits. Barring an incredible upset from Teressa Ezell, the Green Party candidate in the 80th district, Peter Merideth will be the new state representative […]

It’s cliché, but it’s a wild election year

One of the most read stories of last week was one that many never expected to read: Former Lt. Governor Joe Maxwell endorsed Eric Greitens for governor.  It certainly stands out when one of the most highly regarded liberal Democrats in the state endorses the Republican nominee for governor, and […]

TWMP: Koster, gun rights and the treasurer’s race

Attorney General Chris Koster joins host Scott Faughn on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics to talk about his campaign to become Missouri’s next governor. The two discuss his commitment to the 2nd Amendment from his time as a prosecutor and as a law enforcement official. “Nobody’s going […]

Democratic Party chairman files ethics complaints against Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Almost two days after the primary polls closed, Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Roy Temple has filed three ethics complaints against Republican nominee for governor, Eric Greitens, and organizations that donated to him. The complaints center around campaign finance, with Temple believing the campaign and organizations illegally coordinated […]

Winners and Losers from Primary Night and Those with Awkward Wednesdays

Winners Eric Greitens Obviously the winner of the primary of a lifetime was the big winner of the night. His ad campaigns were outstanding. You can typically figure an ad that the Post-Dispatch hates will go over with Republicans. He literally was all over the state, and had no qualms […]

Brunner calls Greitens ‘just another liberal’

ST. LOUIS – The John Brunner campaign has released a scathing attack ad against Eric Greitens, calling the fellow Republican candidate for governor “just another liberal.” The source-linked transcript, provided by the campaign: Eric Greitens’ pals are lying about honest marine and businessman John Brunner That’s because Greitens can’t explain […]

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 […]