Monday, June 27, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Missouri primary candidates launch TV ads in chaotic election year: U.S. Senate, 7th Congressional and state Senate races

Fox News: Fox Nation special ‘Overturning Roe’ dives into US abortion history; Thoughts from Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (RArnold), other national prolife leaders

This Week in Missouri Politics: St. Louis Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III on sports wagering (0:30), what legislators should understand about issue (4:45), praise for Rep. Dan Houx (R-Warrensburg); panel of Dem Reps. Tracy McCreery and Rasheen Aldridge and GOP Reps. Mary Elizabeth Coleman and Jim Murphy on Greitens ad and top national issues (16:00), U.S. Senate primary predictions (19:30), sports wagering legislation (20:45), illegal immigration and fentanyl (24:30); who won the week: Scott Faughn, Rep. Jon Patterson (R-Kansas City), St. Louis City, Roy Blunt, Rep. Dan Houx (R-Warrensburg)

Tim Pool’s Timcast: Special guest Austin Petersen: introduction (2:30), Roe v. Wade (11:30), why the “slippy slope” is not necessarily a fallacy (21:30), gay marriage (23:00), much more

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with guest host Jason Rosenbaum: University of Missouri-St. Louis political scientist Anita Manion on how abortion ruling could affect Missouri elections

KCUR news intern Bek Shackelford-Nwanganga: In light of Supreme Court’s incorrect decision on abortion, some Kansas City faith groups are urging their congregations to vote in support of bodily autonomy

Washington Missourian: Local Dem state Senate candidate organizes abortion rally in Washington; John Kiehne to fill Democratic ballot slot in November, after losing 30-point heartbreaker to Dottie Bailey in 2020 (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: “Upset, mad, infuriated, worried, scared”: Pro-choice activists have a warning for pro-lifers: “Congratulations, you just met your own demise.” (get around St. Joseph News-Press paywall here)

JCNT: Pro-choice activists rally at Capitol (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Washington Missourian: Rep. John Simmons (R-Washington) says Gov. Parson will sign elections bill Wednesday (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

JCNT: Profile: Missouri Supreme Court Justice Mary Russell challenges next generation (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

SNL: ‘Dedicated conservationist’ Joel M. Vance posthumously inducted into the Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: Group to spend $1M attacking Eric Greitens in Missouri. Will crowded primary save him?

Missouri Independent op-ed: John Danforth: Thoughts on Eric Greitens and too much fighting in politics

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: Missouri not doing enough to prevent veterans’ suicides (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Annika Merrilees: Long-awaited relief for St. Louis families as COVID vaccines roll out for young kids; finally, families with kids “can themselves consider shedding masks, visiting friends and going out in public” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City septuagenarian disagrees with Hawley, Gov. Parson on gun control (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Crestwood woman wants Missouri Republicans to reject Eric Greitens (get around stltoday paywall here)

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