Wednesday, June 22, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWOS (Jefferson City): Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Eric Greitens on “crazy leftist faux outrage” over RINO-hunting ad (0:30), Caleb Rowden’s RINO status (1:20), Mitch McConnell (2:00), response to Josh Hawley’s criticism (2:50), Capitol concealed-carry policy while he was governor (6:00), “red flag” laws (6:50), why he thinks he can win the general election (9:00)

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Eric Greitens says “every normal person” understands ad is a metaphor (2:15), ad timing (4:30), Rowden and RINO “faux outrage” (5:30), Dana Loeschs criticism of Capitol gun policy (6:45), ad working “exactly as hoped” (8:30)

Missouri Independent: Eric Greitens calls mounting criticism of RINO-hunting video ‘faux outrage’

SNL: ‘A step beyond’: Eric Greitens’ new ‘RINO hunting’ ad criticized by politics and violence experts

The Missouri Times: “Shock and awe doesn’t work”: Missouri FOP pushes back against Greitens

The Missouri Times: Dave Schatz kicks off “Return to Reaganism Tour”

Missourinet: Schatz launches statewide tour in response to Greitens video

P-D: In bid to set himself apart, Dave Schatz resurrects Reagan (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Greitens says violent video about hunting people was meant to be humorous (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: As police condemn ad, Greitens says ‘normal’ people know RINO-hunting ad is metaphor

KC Star: Navy: Eric Greitens is no longer with the Navy Reserve or the Department of the Navy

KCUR: Up to Date: KC Mayor Quinton Lucas on World Cup preparation: how he “picked a number of different fights” with MoDOT (13:00), school safety (21:30), pessimism that Josh Hawley will support “reasonable” gun control (23:00), Blunt being “somewhat reasonable” on gun control (23:15), criticism from liberals for downplaying Dems’ Jan. 6 production (24:15)

The Missouri Times: Sen. Justin Brown (R-Rolla) announces first meeting date for Interim Committee on Illegal Immigration

JCNT: New website launches for planned Lake of the Ozarks Indian casino; comments from Osage Casinos CEO Byron Bighorse (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Fox4 KC: More than $1B in unclaimed property in Missouri (link via

JCNT: AG office updating state inventory of rape kits (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: New General Manager Mark Millsap to oversee daily operations of the Jefferson City News Tribune, Fulton Sun, California Democrat and HER Magazine (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D editorial: Blunt must stand firm in backing bipartisan gun-safety plan (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: The Supreme Court distorted a Missouri law. Now taxpayers will fund religious schools

JCNT letter: New Bloomfield sexagenarian offers tentative praise for Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D letter: Chesterfield sexagenarian “personally begging Sen. Hawley” to support gun control measures (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letters: Kansas and Kansas City septuagenarians want Greitens arrested for RINO ad

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