Tag: special election

Election Night 2017: Cierpiot surges to victory in SD 8 special

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Election Day has officially come and passed, and there will now be two new members joining the Missouri Legislature. But the biggest headline from Election Day across Missouri is Rep. Mike Cierpiot now becoming Senator-elect Cierpiot, following a decisive victory over up-and-comer Democrat Hillary Shields and […]

New Shields’ mailer seeks to further split GOP votes in SD 8 special election

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With Election Day just a day away, all eyes seem to be watching Senate District 8 as voters look to decide who will replace former Sen. Will Kraus in Missouri’s upper chamber. The campaign has taken several interesting turns in the past few months, with Democrats […]

Linton, Revis look to square off in HD 97 special election

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The special election to replace the outgoing Rep. John McCaherty may be months away, but that doesn’t mean the candidates are resting easily. Right now, two candidates have thrown their hats into the ring to replace McCaherty, who left office to run for Jefferson County Executive […]

Anarchy in the 8th: Democrats score big win over Republicans placing Turk on ballot

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – As more records are becoming public, the evidence of the large-scale, well-coordinated Democratic effort to place a widely known but perennially unsuccessful Republican politician Jacob Turk on the ballot in the 8th Senate District is coming to light.  In a move of political brilliance, and well-organized […]

Governor calls for special election in HD 97, 129, 144

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens called for special elections in House District 97, 129, and 144 to take place February 6, 2018. The elections will fill the vacancies of Rep. John McCaherty – who resigned to run for Jefferson County Executive, Rep. Sandy Crawford – who replaced Lt. […]

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 […]

Turk looking to run for state senate as an independent: What are his odds?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The man who has challenged U.S. Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver is now turning his eyes to the state senate race for District 8 in Missouri. Jacob Turk, a Republican from Lee’s Summit, has been challenging Cleaver for Missouri’s 5th Congressional District every two years since 2006. In […]

Can the legislature call a special election? Constitution, cases say yes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Leading Missouri political minds are buzzing about the legislature being able to set a special election by resolution without the signature of the governor, citing the Constitution being upheld by Missouri Supreme Court cases. The discussion arises as some strategize on right-to-work. Article III, Sections 52a and […]

SD 8: Cierpiot, Shields prepare for short campaign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Republicans hold a supermajority in each chamber of the Missouri Legislature, but it doesn’t mean that they’re taking anything for granted on any seat. A special election, set for November 7, will decide whether one of the 34 Senate seats will stay red, or if […]