Tuesday, March 29, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: St. Louis beer heiress joins Democratic primary for U.S. Senate; Scott Sifton bows out to make way for Trudy Busch Valentine (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

AP: Busch beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine enters Missouri U.S. Senate race

KC Star: Scott Sifton drops out of U.S. Senate race; former state senator throws support behind heir to Busch fortune, St. Louis philanthropist/socialite Trudy Busch Valentine

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Mark McCloskey says he’s “not at all surprised” by Sheena Greitens’ accusations against Eric Greitens (1:15); “uniform consensus” is that Greitens is “toast” (1:45); Billy Long “not a standout” (5:00); thoughts on latest MoScout-Remington Research poll (6:40); Eric Schmitt “comes in, says his five minutes, and departs without meeting anybody or shaking hands (7:00); thoughts on “machine politics” of Hawley-Hartzler and Cruz-Schmitt endorsements (8:15)

The Missouri Times: Schmitt takes the lead in latest MoScout-Remington Research (Schmitt) poll

The Missouri Times: Sen. Steve Roberts (D-St. Louis City) to challenge Cori Bush

P-D: State Sen. Steve Roberts (D-St. Louis City) to take on U.S. Rep. Cori Bush for seat in Congress representing St. Louis (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri state Sen. Steve Roberts is challenging Cori Bush

SNL: Samantha Deaton, 26-year-old Battlefield councilwoman, to fill Democrat ballot slot in Rep. Alex Riley’s re-election

SNL: Democrat Amy Blansit, nonprofit CEO and MSU prof, running for Missouri House against Republican Melanie Stinnett

AP: Missouri participant in Capitol riot charged in fatal crash

P-D: Beloved St. Louis broadcaster Charlie Brennan leaving KMOX in May (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here) Kansas City Star suffers rebuke after racially charged anti-police edition

SNL: New “trending topics” reporter Greta Cross event promo: Come attend Springfield’s first public Trans Day of Visibility event

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate congressional redistricting plan stalls on return to the House

AP: Missouri’s U.S. House map in limbo as candidate deadline looms

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate leaders expect no let up in chamber’s factional fights

P-D: House Budget Committee works to craft spending plan for next fiscal year (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Missourinet: Gov. Parson’s effort to boost Missouri’s minimum teacher pay gets derailed

Missouri Independent: Lincoln University to see a bipartisan push for “equitable” land-grant funding in state budget

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast with Sarah Kellogg: Rep. Bill Hardwick (R-Waynesville) on session’s progress, congressional redistricting, mask mandates, sports betting, recreational marijuana

P-D: Missouri bill aims to engage pharmacists in suicide prevention (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

SNL: What to know about Missouri’s hunting seasons for elk, black bear, waterfowl, more

SNL: With omicron surge in rearview, Missouri DHSS pays St. Louis creative firm Elasticity $200k to help promote “long-haul COVID”; global advocacy group, led by Obama’s CDC chief, produced testimonial videos

The Missouri Times: Combest, 2/22/22: “With a little luck and a lot of pharma/advocacy group funding, ‘long COVID’ will be part of every permavictim’s vocabulary.”

Washington Missourian editorial: Josh Hawley and others attempt to distort record of Ketanji Brown Jackson

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: It’s time for Missouri voters to say they’ve had enough of Eric Greitens

KC Star editorial: Lying informants put too many people in prison. Missouri lawmakers, you can fix it

P-D editorial: As Holocaust teaching expands in Missouri, racial discussion is being muzzled with critical race theory bans (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri lawmakers must shut down any bill that directs the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to sell the entirety of Eleven Point State Park

The Missouri Times op-ed: Ron Calzone: On HB 2009, Republicans must choose: Parents and children, or the health care industrial complex

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: On Will Smith’s slap, race victimhood and hypotheticals involving “places like Missouri, where anyone could be carrying a gun at any time” (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D letter: Kirkwood octogenarian criticizes “shameless, foolish” questioning of Biden’s SCOTUS diversity pick by Josh Hawley and others (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City woman demonstrates ability to read Josh Hawley’s mind, says questioning of Biden’s diversity pick is part of senator’s presidential campaign (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D letter: Creve Coeur septuagenarian dislikes “arrogant” state legislators’ pro-life legislation (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Washington Missourian letter: Pacific sexagenarian disagrees with Rep. John Simmons (R-Washington) on ease of obtaining photo ID

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