Tag: democrats

Anarchy in the 8th: Democrats score big win over Republicans placing Turk on ballot

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – As more records are becoming public, the evidence of the large-scale, well-coordinated Democratic effort to place a widely known but perennially unsuccessful Republican politician Jacob Turk on the ballot in the 8th Senate District is coming to light.  In a move of political brilliance, and well-organized […]

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 […]

Al Franken to attend Missouri Democrats’ Truman Dinner

Taken by Emily J Davis and City South Magazine

ST. LOUIS — Missouri Democrats will be hosting their third annual Truman Dinner on November 4, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel. Attending the event will be Democratic leaders in Missouri as well as Minnesota Senator Al Franken. Previous speakers at the Truman Dinner include former Secretary of State Hillary […]

New Hilltop office in St. Louis signals midwest outreach for Dems

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Hilltop Public Solutions, a campaign management group, is unveiling a new office in St. Louis for better outreach in the midwest. While Hilltop has offices around the country, the strategy group but has been looking to widen their base in traditionally red states with large rural […]

Can Missouri Republicans prevent recent Democratic resurgence?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a tight race in the special election in the 50th district, which to some signaled a rising Democratic Party, Missouri Republicans began strategizing for 2018 elections. While Robert Knodell, executive director of the Missouri House Republican Campaign Committee, is glad the election is over, he […]

Democrats bemoan ‘reckless’ tax plan from Greitens’ committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Times published an early draft Wednesday of recommendations from the Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair, and Low Taxes. Some of the recommendations in the draft included a total elimination of the corporate income tax (to be replaced by a gross receipts tax) and a […]

PDMP headed to conference after all

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription drug monitoring plan continues to whiplash in the House, as the sponsoring representative moved Thursday to again refuse the Senate position on the bill. The House first rejected the Senate’s position on HB 90 April 18 after a heavily amended version came […]

House Democrats look to hold Greitens accountable with ethics bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Democrats are looking to hold Gov. Eric Greitens accountable on his repeated promises to “drain the swamp” and rid Missouri of “politics as usual.” The minority party filed six bills that appeared before the House General Laws Committee Tuesday night, aimed at addressing issues of […]

Senate Democratic Caucus puts forward 2017 legislative priorities

Good jobs, good schools, and safe communities for all Missourians top Democratic agenda JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate Democratic Caucus today put forward their legislative priorities for the 2017 Legislative Session. This comprehensive set of bills will help to ensure good schools, good jobs, and safe communities for […]

Martin looks to transition into elected office in run for alderman

ST. LOUIS – Sarah Wood Martin, a background operator in the Missouri Democratic political scene for years, has decided to step out into the open by launching her own bid for public office. Martin announced her candidacy for alderman of St. Louis’ 11th Ward Jan. 6. “After this last election, […]