Tag: senate

Jason Kander: Why Political Pressure Can’t Stop Me From Opposing the Iran Deal

By Jason Kander As a former Army Intelligence Officer who investigated corruption in the Afghan government, I’ve seen first hand how an unpredictable country can react to internal and external political pressure. It’s one of the reasons I know that the United States cannot empower an unstable regime by allowing […]

Rowden formally kicks off state senate campaign

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Rep. Caleb Rowden officially kicked off his campaign for the 19th state senate district today with a press release and campaign video. Rowden, so far the only Republican in the race, will be running against Democrat Stephen Webber, a fellow House member with the state party’s endorsement. […]

Sifton to forgo AG run

Saint Louis — Sen. Scott Sifton will not be seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general, the St. Louis senator announced in a statement today. “I have spent my entire tenure in the Senate advocating ethics reform, and we clearly need it,” Sifton said.  “It has become clear that I […]

Englund quietly securing spot in SD1 race

Saint Louis, Mo. — Former Democratic House member Vicki Englund is quietly moving to secure a spot in the race for state senate as she heads toward a likely general election fight against Republican Rep. Marsha Haefner. Englund’s candidacy will likely be more formidable than some are expecting, given her […]

Romine launches re-election campaign

STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. – Sen. Gary Romine (R-Ste. Genevieve) was joined Tuesday evening by colleagues and local supporters at the Weingarten Vineyards to kick off his re-election campaign. Rep. Kevin Engler (R-Farmington) emcee-ed the event, while Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-Glendale), Sen. Will Kraus (R-Lee’s Summit, Rep. Elaine Gannon (R-DeSoto), and […]

Parson racks up campaign support across state

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Sen. Mike Parson has started his first summer as a gubernatorial candidate building upon early momentum from key endorsements, early fundraising success, and legislative recognition. Sens. Gary Romine (R-Farmington), Doug Libla (R-Poplar Bluff), and Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) announced their endorsement of Parson’s campaign for governor to local […]

Senate advances FRA in midst of shutdown

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Despite Democrats spending the final week bringing all business in the chamber to a halt over a spat on a controversial procedural move by Republicans, lawmakers in the upper chamber advanced a measure worth $3.5 billion in federal Medicaid dollars to the state, avoiding a potentially […]

After delays, conference committee advances budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After two weeks of negotiating, House and Senate lawmakers advanced the state’s $26 billion budget despite initial tensions over lump-sum budgeting and language on a proposed NFL stadium. Republicans are now one step closer to putting a budget on Nixon’s desk ahead of a self-imposed deadline […]