Tag: John Hancock

Hancock and Prouty form new political firm

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two former Missouri Republican Party leaders are taking their talents to the private sector. Former MOGOP Chairman John Hancock (pictured, featured image) and former MOGOP Executive Director Jonathon Prouty announced Wednesday the launch of Hancock & Prouty – a political research, strategy, and communications firm. Under their […]

Missouri GOP selects Todd Graves as next chairman

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Just two months after a historic election for the Missouri Republican Party, the Missouri Republican State Committee elected its new officers. The GOP swept all seven statewide elections this past November, all while retaining their supermajorities in the House and Senate – a testament to the efforts […]

Alex Zumsteg: Climbing the statehouse ladder

How one staffer found her direction in Missouri politics JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The name “Alex Zumsteg” may not draw a lot of recognition outside of Missouri’s political realm, but behind the scenes of the state capitol, she’s a force to be reckoned with. The Otterville native never thought a […]

Todd Graves receives widespread support to become new MO GOP chair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of statewide Republican leadership, including Gov.-elect Eric Greitens, have thrown their support behind former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves for the position as chair of the party. With John Hancock leaving the post after a two-year stint as Republican party chairman, every Republican Congressman and statewide […]

Hancock not running for MRP party chair in 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After presiding over one of the most successful election cycles for Republicans in a generation, Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock announced Thursday night that he would not re-election to the position. However, Hancock said he made the decision not to run long ago, just after he was […]

Republicans sweep statewides, usher in new era of Missouri politics

Missouri Democrats wake up to stark new reality ST. LOUIS – By February, State Auditor Nicole Galloway will soon be the highest-ranked Democratic statewide elected official in Missouri, not including U.S. Senate seats. That will be because she will be the only Democratic statewide elected official in Missouri. Republicans pulled […]

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 […]

Missouri at the RNC: Day One

With the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, the Missouri Times will be featuring daily updates of the Republicans who have decided to attend the convention in Ohio. Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton met Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., on her flight into Cleveland Sunday, and state committeewoman and […]

National popular vote splits Republicans, moves forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two of the leading bills for having Missouri join the National Popular Vote (NPV) interstate compact have come from Republican legislators, but reports came out last week that an early draft of the Missouri state GOP party platform opposes the compact. Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and […]

GOP statewide candidates agree to unite after primary in closed door meeting

ST. LOUIS – There were several speeches and forums over the weekend at the Missouri Lincoln Days from candidates ranging from the municipal level to statewide, but come the fall, the most important event at Lincoln Days may have been a closed door meeting with all 12 candidates for statewide office where they […]