Tag: senate

Walsh, Crawford claim victories for GOP in special elections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republicans have claimed two seats to add to their supermajorities in the Missouri General Assembly with two special election victories on Tuesday night. Republican candidate Sara Walsh claimed a victory over Democratic candidate Michela Skelton for the House seat in District 50, the seat formerly held […]

Austin withdraws from state senate race, will not seek re-election

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Kevin Austin has changed the race for a state senate seat, but not because he’s running for it. The Springfield Republican said this week that he has decided against running for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Bob Dixon. Austin was re-elected to his […]

Kraus to step down as state senator, will join State Tax Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that some of the rumors are true: Sen. Will Kraus will be stepping down as a state senator. Gossip had spread that the Republican senator would be leaving his District 8 seat to take an appointment, several of the rumors going as far as […]

Senate returns for special session, postpones vote on abortion bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first day back in session after nearly a month off proved to accomplish little more than exercising oratory skills. The Missouri Senate returned Monday to continue working on the extraordinary session dealing with abortion restrictions, but after roughly two hours, the Senate is exactly where […]

Wisconsin Gov. Walker pens fundraising plea to ‘fight back’ and support Greitens

Gov. Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin and lightning rod of union reform, lent his signature to a fundraising email for Gov. Eric Greitens Wednesday, calling Wisconsin and Missouri “lighting rods for liberal attacks.” “Thanks to strong conservative leadership, Wisconsin and Missouri are now leading the conservative revolution. Both states have become […]

Wagner’s decision remakes Republicans’ 2018 plans 

After weeks of speculation, Congresswoman Ann Wagner made her decision to forego a run for US Senate and seek re-election to Congress. The very deep bench of ambitious Missouri Republicans spent their 4th of July holiday calculating their moves around the changed 2018 political landscape. U.S. Senate Prospects Governor Eric […]

Wagner opts not to challenge McCaskill 

In a surprising move, Congresswoman Ann Wagner has opted against challenging U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill in 2018. Missouri is set to be one of the premiere Senate matchups with McCaskill, a Democrat, representing an ever-more red state. In a story which first broke in the Washington Examiner, Wagner commented, “Those […]