Tag: Sen. Eric Schmitt

10 TWMP episodes to countdown the New Year

The time between Christmas and New Years is a strange lull for Missouri politicos where to-do lists seem impossible to complete, but time is randomly and unsatisfyingly available. To fill the lull in your holidays, we suggest watching ten of the most notable episodes of This Week in Missouri Politics […]

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 […]

Blunt, Schmitt, and Parson tour growing businesses in final hours of campaign

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt was joined on the campaign trail by Republican treasurer nominee Eric Schmitt and Republican lieutenant governor nominee Mike Parson in their bids for office. Blunt, Schmitt and Parson toured small businesses around the Missouri-area to tout their support for entrepreneurship and industry. […]

Final Tip Sheet: Statewide Offices

GOVERNOR: TOSS UP Latest Missouri Times Poll: Koster 45% – Greitens 46% The biggest race in the state comes down to the margin of error at the end, as it should. Koster has done everything possible to outrun a toxic national party and he’s 15 points ahead of Hillary Clinton, […]

October Tip Sheet: Statewides

Governor: LEAN KOSTER Latest Missouri Times Poll: Koster 48% – Greitens 41% This is close to being a toss-up, but Koster has shown a consistent above-the-margin-of-error lead. However, after several weeks of responding to attacks on his charity, attacking Republicans and conservative groups who were endorsing his opponent, and getting […]

Schmitt releases first TV ad

GLENDALE, Mo. – Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, released the first general election ad in the state treasurer’s race, telling the story of his son, Stephen. The ad, titled “Inspiration,” tells how Schmitt’s son Stephen was born with tuberous sclerosis, which causes epilepsy. Stephen is on the autism spectrum. “My son, […]

St. Louis Regional Chamber awards anti-SJR 39 and pro-business legislators

ST. LOUIS – Last week, the St. Louis Regional Chamber awarded six legislators the title of “Chamber Champion” for their work in defeating SJR 39. Reps. Mike Colona, Jim Hansen, Jeremy LaFaver, Sharon Pace, Caleb Rowden and Anne Zerr were the six representatives who voted against the controversial “religious liberties” measure in the […]

Koenig looks towards general election after come-from-behind primary win

ST. LOUIS – The polls leading up to the state Senate race in the 15th District looked grim for Rep. Andrew Koenig. Down nine points to former Rep. Rick Stream just a week out from the election, it appeared that Stream would rejoin the General Assembly after a two year […]

POLL: Koster extends lead, Carnahan and Schmitt also up

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney Chris Koster stretched his lead over Eric Greitens in the latest Missouri Times poll in the race for governor. In the two other races polled, former U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan held a 4 point lead over Sen. Mike Parson in the race for lieutenant governor […]

Schmitt confident in ObamaCare skepticism amid Kaiser Family Foundation report

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State treasurer candidate Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, doubled down on his opposition to the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday after a Kaiser Family Foundation report showed most of Missouri’s counties will have only one insurance provider in 2017. Schmitt cited the report as a reason to […]