Tag: Republican

Schatz: ‘My goal is to run for pro tem’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the next session marking the end of the legislative careers for several Missouri lawmakers, questioning minds have been trying to discern just who might be in the running for leadership positions in the Missouri General Assembly. And one name that has been mentioned more than […]

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 […]

Jones leaving Governor’s Office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A former state lawmaker who became a top aide for Governor Eric Greitens is stepping down after less than a year on the job. News broke this week that Caleb Jones, the former state representative from District 50, would be leaving the Governor’s Office and taking […]

Federalist Society holds first meeting in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last week, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy studies met in Jefferson City for their inaugural meeting, with 75 people attending, including Secretary of State John R. Ashcroft and Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court Zel Fischer, as well as staff representing the […]

Judge strikes signatures, Turk still has enough to make the ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It looks as if Jacob Turk’s name will be appearing on the ballot in Senate District 8’s special election. Just days after Turk filed more than 800 signatures to get his name added to the ballot, lawyers from Husch Blackwell, typically the go-to law firm for […]

Suit to remove Turk from ballot to be heard Monday afternoon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Less than a week after Jacob Turk submitted the petitions to put his name into the running for the vacant Senate District 8 seat, lawyers from Husch Blackwell, typically the go-to law firm for the Missouri Republican Party, are suing to keep Turk off the ballot […]

Hair braider lawsuit heard in 8th Circuit

ST. LOUIS – Arguments were heard before the 8th Circuit Wednesday about a lawsuit against the Missouri Board of Cosmetology regarding hair braiding, a topic that has arisen in recent past sessions to be de-regulated. Ndioba “Joba” Niang and Tameka Stingers filed the suit in the U.S. District Court against […]

O’Laughlin forms election committee for Senate seat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new contender seeking to fill the seat that will be vacated by the term-limited Sen. Brian Munzlinger has officially formed an election committee. Cindy O’Laughlin, a longtime conservative from Shelbina, has been considering a potential state senate run in 2018, and records with the Missouri […]

Local activist O’Laughlin rises amid state politics, considering running for election

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – From the small town of Shelbina, Cindy O’Laughlin has become a well-known figure in conservative circles throughout the state. Throughout her career, she’s been a number of things: a dedicated wife and mother, a school board member, small business owner, an activist, and a staunch conservative. […]

5 THINGS… Greitens could mention in the State of the State

The newly-elected Governor showed that he may be one of the best orators to hold the office in a generation with his inaugural, but his address certainly wasn’t long on details. Inaugural addresses typically aren’t and the thousand people standing outside were likely grateful for the brevity. However, those who […]