Tag: Claire McCaskill

Hawley kicks off U.S. Senate campaign, says ‘We can do better’ than McCaskill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — “Today marks the beginning of the campaign to take back Missouri’s Senate seat for the people of Missouri and defeat Claire McCaskill.” That was the message of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley as he officially kicked off his campaign for the 2018 U.S. Senate race. The Republican challenger announced his campaign with three scheduled events in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Springfield on Tuesday, where he spoke of the American way […]

U.S. Senate candidate banned from Facebook for AR-15 giveaway

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Austin Petersen, a candidate for U.S. Senate, has lost access to his Facebook account after he attempted to give away an AR-15 on his personal account last Friday as a part of his campaign for the office. Since Facebook policies prohibit “The purchase, sale or trade of firearms, ammunition, and explosives between private individuals,” Facebook prevented him from having access to his account for 30 days and his […]

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

By Rachael Herndon Dunn 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 from talks of Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal being expelled from the Senate after a Facebook comment saying she believed the President of the United States should be expelled. Const. of 1875, Art. […]

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 […]

PRESS RELEASE: After whistleblower complaints on Jefferson Barracks construction are substantiated, McCaskill demands answers from the VA

WASHINGTON – After U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill’s call for an investigation into whistleblower complaints about the contractor working on construction of a new clinic building and medical rehabilitation facility on the Jefferson Barracks campus of the VA St. Louis Health Care System, the VA’s Inspector General has responded after the Inspector General directed the VA to investigate and the investigation substantiated those complaints. The Inspetor General has vowed to closely track the VA’s remediation efforts. […]

Clayton Times Conversation: Austin Petersen

As the United States Senate election in Missouri heats up, we had the chance to talk to one of the candidates running in next year’s election. Austin Petersen, a former Libertarian presidential candidate, is attempting to grab the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that’s now held by Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. We asked Petersen what would separate him from the rest of the candidates. How will merge his Libertarian values but also appeal […]