Released money includes Capitol repairs
Some new and some familiar faces were on hand Tuesday as candidate filing began for the 10 countywide offices up for election in Cole County.
Six Mid-Missouri Republican incumbents, including all three Jefferson City lawmakers, drew no opposition on the first day of state candidate filings.
A smaller than usual number of candidates signed up Tuesday for the August primary elections as Missouri’s 2014 campaign season officially got underway.
Missouri House Republicans are trying again to enact legislation that would require voters to show photo identification before casting ballots, and they’re hoping the courts or the Democratic governor don’t stand in the way this time.
State senators heard two bills to limit campaign contributions and lobbyist expenditures at a hearing of the Senate Rules and Ethics Committee on Tuesday.
Nearly 40 years have passed since the national political spotlight last shone on this city, when Ronald Reagan tried unsuccessfully to oust President Gerald Ford at a contested Republican National Convention.
Sen. Mike Kehoe added nearly $100,000 to his campaign funds during the last quarter of 2013, raising his total to nearly a half million.
Only two of the 10 incumbents for Cole County’s seven offices and three judgeships said last week they’re not running again — and they both have been saying it for several years.
The Osage County Republican Committee rolled out a new voter program, expected to be replicated across the state, at its annual Lincoln Day Banquet on Thursday at the Westphalia Lions Club Hall.
A potential Republican primary for Missouri governor was stirring concern among some party activists Saturday as hundreds of Republicans gathered for an annual conference — unity being its unofficial theme.
The Missouri Republican Party has endorsed a ballot measure seeking to create a constitutional right to farm.
Missouri senators have passed legislation that would send federal agents to jail for enforcing some federal gun laws.
Members of the military and people with disabilities would have a better chance to be listed first on the ballot under a measure Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law on Wednesday.
‘We all know it’s wrong — and it’s time we stopped it’
Missouri lawmakers need better guidelines on what their relationships with lobbyists can be, state Sen. Brad Lager told the Senate’s Rules, Joint Ruled and Elections Committee Tuesday afternoon.