Wednesday, August 4, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Billy Long jumps into U.S. Senate race

Politico: U.S. Rep. Billy Long launches U.S. Senate campaign after meeting with Trump

KC Star: Billy Long launches U.S. Senate campaign

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Jeanne Kuang: Missouri Democrats seek the right candidate to take the hit in U.S. Senate race; Urban Dem consultant Rosetta Okohson says Scott Sifton from “Afton [sic],” Lucas Kunce, others fail to “really ignite the base”

johncombest_com on Instagram: Jay Nixon wins Dem U.S. Senate nomination on this date in 1998; Watch a dark-haired 42-year-old Nixon’s campaign commercial

SNL: College of the Ozarks symposium will include Mike Pence, Ben Carson, Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The Missouri Times: Capitol Briefs: Blunt urges Biden to approve honors for Jan. 6 responders

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Mark Reardon show: Roy Blunt talks COVID (18:30), infrastructure (24:00), Jan. 6 commission (27:45)

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Mark Reardon show: Ann Wagner on her calculations for choosing re-election over U.S. Senate bid (18:15), holding China accountable for the release of COVID, “ridiculous folly” of “socialist wishlist” masquerading as infrastructure, more

KRCG: 4th Congressional District candidate Ed Emery in stable condition after collapsing while speaking to GOP group

Fox News: Cori Bush’s Capitol steps performance panned by conservative critics; Freshman congresswoman turned on the waterworks while surrounded by 20-pack box of Oreo cookies, Ruffles potato chips

KC Star: Bush’s eviction stunt garners attention and adulation from Jesse Jackson, “Squad” member, others

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Mark Reardon show: Scott Fitzpatrick on why he’s running for state auditor (30:30), what changes he’d make (33:15)

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Mark Reardon show: Gov. Parson on Medicaid expansion and lack of funds, potential special session (27:00)

The Missouri Times: Attempt to put gas tax increase before voters falters

P-D: Missouri officials reject appeal of massive prison health care contract

The Missouri Times: Jefferson City to host bicentennial celebration next week

Missourinet: Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) on law paving the way for cities to decide if they want delivery robots

Missouri Independent: Gov. Parson is refunding some fees for open records requests after court ruling

Missouri Independent: E-mails that included Sen. Sandy Crawford (R-Buffalo) regarding boarding schools were turned over by Rep. Mike Stephens (R-Bolivar), but not Crawford

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson pardons McCloskeys; Comments from Mark McCloskey, House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield)

KC Star: Gov. Parson keeps promise to pardon McCloskeys, who defended home against trespassing protester mob

P-D: Missouri governor pardons Mark and Patricia McCloskey

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Mark Reardon show: Gov. Parson on COVID (22:00), hospital workers, abundant vaccine supply, cutting through media spin (26:00)

Missourinet: Gov. Parson: COVID testing sites and vaccines will be available during Missouri State Fair

The Missouri Times: AG Eric Schmitt successfully blocks St. Louis County mask mandate

St. Louis Public Radio: Judge temporarily blocks St. Louis County indoor mask mandate

P-D: St. Louis County judge temporarily blocks county mask mandate

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Mark Reardon show: Eric Schmitt on victory in St. Louis County mask mandate lawsuit (1:45)

The Missouri Times: Schmitt challenges Kansas City mask mandate

KC Star: Schmitt sues mayor over Kansas City mask mandate

P-D: County Health Director Faisal Khan’s claims of racist harassment undercut by video evidence, police testimony

P-D: ‘Raising the alarm’: Twenty (20) children with COVID in hospitals across entire St. Louis region

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Thoughts on Springfield News-Leader reporter Andrew Sullender and columnist Steve Pokin’s caterwauling and poor journalism practices

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Owner of Aviary Cafe says News-Leader reporter Andrew Sullender erred in his “living wage” story: Failure to fact-check basic elements of story, other acts of alleged bias or ignorance

Missouri Independent: Liberal “Show Me Integrity” group unhappy about veteran lobbyist Jay Hahn earning contract from emissions testing company; Hahn is married to Gov. Parson policy director Kayla Hahn

Missourinet: Gov. Parson has signed Limb Loss Awareness Month legislation from Rep. Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City)

P-D editorial: Cori Bush’s antics generate publicity, but they won’t change political reality

P-D letter: Bridgeton man wonders if Post-Dispatch mandates vaccines for its own employees

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