Tag: Attorney General Josh Hawley

Sunshine Project files lawsuit against Governor Greitens over alleged usage of Confide app

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens’ use of the mobile application known as Confide has officially landed him in legal hot waters. A lawsuit seeking an injunction and damages over the  Republican governor and his staff’s use of the encrypted messaging app was filed in the Cole County Circuit Court for The Sunshine Project following a report by the Kansas City Star exposing the administration’s use of the app in December. It also calls […]

Hawley campaign unveils ‘Claire McTaxAll’ website in first attack on Democratic incumbent

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that the race to be the next U.S. Senator is taking the first steps into developing into a full-fledged fight, as Republican candidate Attorney General Josh Hawley has launched the first round of blows against the Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. Hawley’s campaign this week unveiled a new website seeking to highlight McCaskill’s record on taxes. According to the campaign, since arriving in Washington, the Democratic Senator has […]

Could Hawley investigate or sue Greitens over a texting app?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Josh Hawley is reportedly weighing a decision as to whether he should appoint a special investigator to look into the usage of the text app, Confide, by Governor Eric Greitens and his staff. Last week, the Kansas City Star reported that the Republican freshman governor and his staff used the app, bringing about a number of questions concerning alleged transparency issues, as the app deletes messages and prevents saving, […]

Ferguson vs. Stockley protests: How are Greitens’ campaign promises holding up?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Governor Eric Greitens was still on the campaign trail in 2016, Missourians wanted to know from the gubernatorial candidates just how they would handle a situation like that of Ferguson, one that dominated the news cycle in 2014. And speaking on the issue, then-Republican candidate Greitens told voters that if he were governor, he would have established a command presence in Ferguson and achieved “peace by the second night.” The […]

Schmitt will not run for U.S. Senate in 2018, paves way for Hawley to run

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt will not be seeking the Republican nomination to run against U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill in 2018. Schmitt had been considered a top candidate to enter the Senate race, which is expected to feature a potentially large field of Republican hopefuls looking to unseat the top Democrat in the Show-Me State. The Republican met with top Republican officials in Washington D.C. in July to discuss a potential bid […]

St. Louis County Blog 12 p.m. — Peter Kinder appointed by Trump, LaunchCode a finalist, new super PAC supports Hawley

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 12 p.m. Clayton Times: Protest planned regarding ice rink during St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday A conservation group is scheduled to rally at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday to protest a new ice rink facility being built in Creve Coeur Lake Park. The Missouri Times: Pro right-to-work group accused of armed intimidation A pro-right-to-work group is catching some flak after it was reported that four armed men were handing out […]

New Super PAC plans campaign to support Hawley challenge

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Today, Missouri Rising Action announced its launch as a new Super PAC with the goal of urging Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to enter the 2018 U.S. Senate race, and commitment to supporting him should he decide to challenge 10-year incumbent Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill. Missouri Rising Action plans to run television, digital, and radio ads highlighting Hawley’s impressive record as Attorney General, as a Constitutional lawyer and an educator, and […]

Is Hawley reluctant to run for U.S. Senate, or just reluctant to answer the question?

By Benjamin Peters JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Recent news about Attorney General Josh Hawley’s potential run for U.S. Senate continues to leave voters with questions about the status of the Republican’s intentions. Just last week, it was announced that Hawley was forming an exploratory committee for a possible bid against U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. “It’s really not official, he’s still playing around with an exploratory committee. Either start a pot, or get out of the […]