Tag: Republicans

Jim Murphy running for Rep. Cloria Brown’s seat

On the heels of the announcement that Rep. Cloria Brown will not be seeking re-election due to health problems, Jim Murphy has thrown his hat in the race. Murphy A businessman who has been active in his community says he feels he is the “right person with the right experience.” “I know what good government is,” the Republican candidate for House District 94 said, “I know what bad government is.” Murphy has been involved in […]

State’s new abortion laws take effect this week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In perhaps one of the most tense moments among the Missouri legislature this year, Republicans pushed an abortion bill through a special session, placing more limits on abortion providers in the Show-Me State. That legislation has been contested at nearly every turn, both through the legislative process and in the courts, but this week, the new rules take effect. The new laws, set to be published in the Missouri Register on […]

Vescovo selected as the next majority floor leader

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Rob Vescovo will be the next majority floor leader in the Missouri House of Representatives. The two-term Republican representative from Jefferson County was selected to fill the position left vacant by the outgoing Rep. Mike Cierpiot by the House Majority Caucus. “I want to thank my colleagues for their trust and support and for giving me this opportunity to serve the caucus and the people of Missouri as Floor Leader. […]

Jack Spooner: Man in the Background

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Jack Spooner has been in the background of Missouri Republican politics for nearly a decade. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2016, he helped Bill Corrigan run for governor in 2010, then to Dave Spence in 2012. In 2014, he nearly broke out of the background with a race for state senate in 2014 but lost in a Republican primary to Jay Ashcroft. “When […]

Dear Mr. Danforth, your self-righteous turkey call politics are their own brand of divisive

Well, it’s been about 24 months, and that means the Cardinals are due for a new closer and, of course, John Danforth is due for a sanctimonious diatribe on the Republican Party. It’s been about that long since Danforth teamed up with Tony Messenger at the Post-Dispatch to launch an unfair, vicious, and holier-than-thou personal slander of John Hancock. Right on schedule, this week, he partnered with another conservative bastion, The Washington Post, to attack […]

Trump to visit Missouri on tax overhaul tour

By Benjamin Peters JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – President Donald Trump is expected to visit the Show-Me State next week, per a request by Bloomberg. The Republican President is returning to Missouri months after winning the election with a 19 point victory in the state. He’s expected to be promoting his tax cut agenda, with a stop in Springfield, Mo. as the first stop in a series of nationwide appearances for his proposed overhaul of 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 — 2 p.m. Calls for a reorganized Bi-State board, Caucus chairman discusses leadership process

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, 2 p.m. Clayton Times: Centene expansion to create 2,000 new jobs If you’re a resident of Clayton, you’ve probably driven by one of the largest construction projects in the city’s history currently underway. Centene’s $770 million campus expansion aims to be one of the biggest employers in the city, located on Hanley right across the street from their main headquarters. Clayton Times: Clayton Parties in the Park Wednesday RELEASE: Central Avenue in Clayton will […]

Caucus chairman discusses leadership election process

By Benjamin Peters JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the start of the next legislative session just months away, the questions concerning the House leadership races continue swirling throughout the Capitol. New leadership is scheduled to take over the House in 2018, with a new Speaker to be decided, as well as the other top positions in the majority caucus. Reps. Robert Cornejo, Elijah Haahr, and Holly Rehder are all seeking the Speaker’s seat for 2018 […]

Senate returns for special session, postpones vote on abortion bill

By Benjamin Peters 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 they began the day. The Senate did not take any immediate action on the SB 5, sponsored by Sen. Andrew Koenig, who […]