Tag: Jason Kander

AFL-CIO president calls submitting petitions ‘best day I ever had’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Sunday’s episode on This Week in Missouri Politics, Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis spoke about his leadership on repealing right-to-work. For Louis to override the Governor’s signature, he needed to collect at least 100,000 signatures from six of Missouri’s eight congressional districts. On August 18, or […]

Kander’s language on RTW IPs prevails in appellate court decision

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals overturned a circuit court ruling Tuesday that required a rewrite of ballot language written by former Secretary of State Jason Kander. The initiative petition summary statements were approved the day Kander left office and Secretary of State […]

Judge rules changes must be made to Kander’s right-to-work ballot language

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A judge has ordered changes made to ballot language written by former Secretary of State Jason Kander regarding 2017 initiative petitions that would essentially repeal right-to-work in Missouri. Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem ruled Thursday that while Kander had used unbiased language at the time he drafted […]

Jones gets bump, but Krewson still leads in latest poll

ST. LOUIS – The latest poll from The Missouri Times commissioned by Remington Research Group has good news for the two women in the Democratic Primary. St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones received a 5-point bump to 13 percent, putting her within the margin of error of second and third […]

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 […]

Right-to-work opponents look to ban legislation as Republicans push forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a Republican surge in the November general election, the conservative base is primed to deliver on a promise they’ve made for some time now: Missouri will be the next right-to-work state. Right-to-work has been at the very forefront of Republican priorities for years, but with […]

Less than one week out, new poll shows Greitens up for first time

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a new Missouri Times poll released Wednesday, Republicans, including Republican gubernatorial nominee Eric Greitens are up. Donald Trump is up over Hillary Clinton by 12 points in the race for the White House, while Senator Roy Blunt is up 4 points over Secretary of State […]

TWMP in Kansas City: Cierpiot and election analysis

On a special edition of This Week in Missouri Politics, the show hits Kansas City to celebrate its move into the KC television market. Scott Faughn sits down with one of the area’s most influential lawmakers in House Majority Floor Leader Mike Cierpiot. They discuss Donald Trump’s chances of winning […]

MRP attacks Kander over election issues, ties to Clinton and more

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Republican Party came out strongly against Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander over the past week, attacking him over his connection to the Hillary Clinton campaign, his wife’s job as a lobbyist and Kander’s efficacy as secretary of state. While in the governor’s race […]