Tag: U.S. Senate

Clayton Township Democrats to pick favorites in federal, state and local races

With more than 20 Democrats running for office in nine federal, state and local seats, the Clayton Township Democrats will pick their favorites Tuesday night. About 30 candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Missouri Senate, Missouri House, St. Louis County, Executive, St. Louis County Prosecutor and St. Louis County Council races will be in attendance at the University Public Library seeking endorsements from local voters. The event starts at 7 p.m. and each candidate will have […]

U.S. Senate passes Wagner’s sex trafficking bill, sending it to Trump’s desk

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that will provide law enforcement and prosecutors the tools they need to obtain justice for human trafficking victims and hold websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking accountable. The measure, which passed the Senate overwhelmingly by a vote of 97-2, will be sent to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature. The bill passed the House in February by a vote of 388-25 and is backed by a broad coalition […]

Hawley targets McCaskill’s support of Clinton in campaign ad

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In his bid for U.S. Senate, Josh Hawley launched a campaign ad targeting Sen. Claire McCaskill’s support of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. “Claire McCaskill stuck to her liberal party line and proudly endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016, and these latest comments make it abundantly clear how out-of-touch they are with the middle-class way of life we cherish and fight for here in Missouri,” said Attorney General Josh Hawley. “Our […]

Judge Roy Moore endorses Courtland Sykes for U.S Senate

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – One of Missouri’s conservative candidates for the 2018 U.S. Senate race has picked up an endorsement over the weekend from another former U.S. Senate candidate. On Friday, Republican Judge Roy Moore, the man who fell short in his 2017 special election bid to represent Alabama in the U.S. Senate, has now endorsed Courtland Sykes in his bid to win the Republican nomination in the Show-Me State. Courtland Sykes In a letter […]

RELEASE: Missouri Trial Attorney Craig O’Dear Launches 2018 U.S. Senate Exploratory Committee

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Missouri trial attorney Craig O’Dear today announced an exploratory committee to consider a campaign to represent all Missourians in the United States Senate. If he decides to run, O’Dear would challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill in 2018 as an independent candidate. “Hyper-partisanship has deprived Missouri, and America, of effective leadership,” said O’Dear. “As George Washington taught us, the antidote to partisanship is independence. Our campaign would be […]

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 […]

St. Louis lawyers, developers voice concern over federal, state tax reform

It’s no secret St. Louis has benefitted well from the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program to ignite historic redevelopment in the area. Developers have leveraged $536 million in federal historic tax credits to bring in more than $3.2 billion in historic redevelopment in St. Louis in the last 13 years. St. Louis developers and officials are now turning their focus and cautiously monitoring the tax reform discussions, especially close to home in Jefferson City, […]

Blunt Highlights New Legislation to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), along with U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.), Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, and Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, held a press conference today on the introduction of the Safeguarding Addresses from Emerging (SAFE) at Home Act.The bill would strengthen privacy protections for victims of domestic violence by allowing participants in state Address Confidentiality Programs to use their confidential substitute address when creating […]

RELEASE: Courtland Sykes announces U.S. Senate run in Missouri

“It is time to elect leaders who understand how to be servants,” Sykes said. “We need a change from ladder climbers and career politicians.” On Tuesday, Courtland Sykes announced his candidacy for the Missouri United States Senate race in 2018. Sykes pledged to limit himself to serving two terms in the Senate. Courtland Sykes will be running as an outsider, but has already received support for his campaign. “We have talked with thousands of Missouri […]

Blunt, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Bolster Veteran Peer Specialist Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to expand veterans’ access to peer counseling specialists to better combat the risks of suicide and treat associated mental health conditions. “Our nation has a responsibility to ensure our veterans have access to quality behavioral and mental health treatment,” said Blunt. “Given their shared experiences, peer specialists are uniquely positioned to provide veterans the support they need in their care […]