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Stream seeks recount in St. Louis County exec race

A former Republican state lawmaker who narrowly lost a November election for St. Louis County executive has asked for a recount on the final possible day to make such a request.

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Jeb Bush to ‘actively explore’ run for president in 2016

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced Tuesday he will “actively explore” a campaign for president, an early move that could pre-empt some other Republicans with White House aspirations in the bidding for big donations and public support.

2016 contenders quiet on police shootings protests

Since grand juries in Missouri and New York declined to indict white police officers in the deaths of two black men, protesters nationwide have demanded a reckoning and an acknowledgment that "black lives matter." Yet so far, there are few signs such a conversation will come in a place where it might most make a difference — the next campaign for president.

Kinder plans re-election bid; possible opponent gets $1M

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder plans to run for re-election in 2016, a campaign spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

Sinquefield gave $300,000 to GOP group

Missouri billionaire Rex Sinquefield gave $300,000 to the Republican State Leadership Committee in October, an RSLC filing with the federal Internal Revenue Service shows.

Missouri lawmaker to resign before new term begins

A Missouri lawmaker who recently won re-election says he is resigning to take a job with a group that has lobbied the Legislature on utility issues.

GOP to match Truman-era high with 246 House seats

Republicans will hold at least 246 House seats come January, according to election results Saturday, giving the GOP a commanding majority that matches the party's post-World War II high during Democratic President Harry S. Truman's administration.

Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu defeated

Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu on Saturday, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP's domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put Republicans in charge of Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Barack Obama's tenure.

Millions spent to amend Missouri Constitution

Millions were spent successfully advertising for and against hot-topic proposed amendments to the Missouri Constitution during an election cycle unusually devoid of high-profile campaigns for office.

Cole County judge’s race drew attention, reports show

Last month’s election contest for one seat on the Cole County circuit court attracted national attention — and money.

March should not stop downtown Christmas activities in JC

Local law enforcement agencies indicated Monday that downtown Christmas activities will take place as a planned as a march by the NAACP is scheduled to reach the Jefferson City area this weekend.

Landrieu's biggest hurdle in Louisiana? Obama

President Barack Obama may not be on Louisiana's Senate runoff ballot, but it's clear his widespread unpopularity in the state stands as Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's biggest hurdle to a fourth term.

Green blocks state Common Core payments

Temporary restraining order effective only 15 days from Nov. 25

Draper urges more voter education about judges

Missouri voters need to know more about the judges they vote on, Supreme Court Judge George Draper III said Friday — and the Missouri Bar should be involved in that education effort.

Missouri Republicans facing leadership challenge

On the surface, things look good for the Missouri Republican Party after winning commanding legislative majorities in the recent elections. But an internal battle is brewing over the party’s leadership because of concerns about lackluster fundraising heading into the 2016 elections.