Tag: elections

Is the Republican caucus getting too big? Lakin says no.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With Tuesday’s special elections, Republicans still hold their supermajorities in both chambers of the Missouri legislature. But with so many conservatives, many have been asking if the party is getting too big to remain united. “Any political party that is successful will have differences of opinion. […]

Can the legislature call a special election? Constitution, cases say yes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Leading Missouri political minds are buzzing about the legislature being able to set a special election by resolution without the signature of the governor, citing the Constitution being upheld by Missouri Supreme Court cases. The discussion arises as some strategize on right-to-work. Article III, Sections 52a and […]

August 2017 tip sheet for 2018 released

The Missouri Times August 2017 Tip Sheet outlining statewide and legislative race outlooks for 2018 and beyond has been released. The Tip Sheet, another installment in a series of regularly released tip sheets, is the longest yet. Formatted as a PDF, readers can view online and download the document for […]

Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity & Missouri: What you need to know

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – What changes would you make to election laws to ensure the integrity of the elections? That’s the question put to Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and the other election officials across the nation this month. President Donald Trump in May announced a commission he proposed would […]

Ashcroft continues Voter ID tour, touts successful election in St. Louis

ASHLAND, Mo. – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft wants Show-Me State voters to know one simple message when it comes to the new photo ID law: “If you’re a registered voter, you will be able to vote.” Missouri’s voter-approved photo voter ID law went into effect June 1st, and […]

Tony Luetkemeyer announces 2018 bid for Senate District 34 seat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s 34th Senate District has a new contender for its state senate seat. Tony Luetkemeyer, a conservative resident of Parkville announced his candidacy to replace the term-limited Sen. Rob Schaaf as the new voice for Buchanan and Platte County. The Republican candidate, a cousin once removed […]

Soros-backed group targets Wagner’s district with new ads

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An organization tied to Democratic mega donor George Soros has sent out a targeted ad to several Congressional districts around the country, including Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner, speaking against efforts by President Donald Trump to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The American Bridge 21st Century […]

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 […]

Missouri Federation of College Republicans elect new board

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – After a contentious race, Dallas Ernst (University of Missouri) was elected chairman of the Missouri Federation of College Republicans on Saturday, February 25th during the annual College Republican convention at Missouri Republican Party’s Lincoln Days. Completing the state board are Jon Marsh (Evangel), Sarah Buxton (Ozarks Technical […]