Wednesday, July 6, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWOS (Jefferson City): Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer on Dems’ election predicament (0:05), gas prices and Bidenflation (1:15), inflation’s effects on consumer protections (3:30), Roe v. Wade (5:10), why he voted against “red flag” law (7:25)

Kansas City Beacon: How will the new federal gun law affect Missouri and the Second Amendment Preservation Act? It’s complicated Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt torches Prez Biden agenda in latest advert

P-D: U.S. Senate candidate Eric Schmitt lights blowtorch in latest ad (get around stltoday paywall here)

New York Post: Missouri GOP candidate vows he’ll take a ‘blowtorch’ to Biden’s agenda

P-D: Ken Harbaugh, Greitens’s co-founder of The Missouri Continues, calls on candidate to drop out of Missouri’s US Senate race; Bob Holden not interested in speaking to Greitens again (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Trudy Busch Valentine reports up to $215M in wealth, $30M in income on federal filing

SNL: Photo gallery: U.S. Senate candidate Spencer Toder speaks at Party for Socialism and Liberation abortion rally; Signs include “Abortion is Trans Men’s Healthcare”, “Pro-Reprodutive [sic]” rights; “Mandatory Vasectomies Now,” men should “Shuteth the F*cketh Up”, “Don’t Be a C*nt”, woman threatens “I’ll F*ck Ur [sic] Dad”, other inspirational messages

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: Sen. Steve Roberts (D-St. Louis City) talks with Jason Rosenbaum and Sarah Kellogg about Cori Bush’s record, sexual assault allegations including Cora Faith Walker’s “lies” and Amy Harms settlement (8:45), abortion, guns, inflation

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: University of Missouri political science professor Peverill Squire on Missouri election law changes including voter ID, absentee voting, potential legal challenges, paper ballots vs. touchscreens, presidential primaries vs. party caucuses

Missouri Independent: New Missouri law shields nonprofit donor identities, allows LLCs to give to candidates

Missourinet: House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith (R-Carthage) ready to get to work on Gov. Parson’s call for income tax cut

Missourinet: Gov. Parson releases latest list of pardons

KC Star: Abortion advocacy series: 11 women share why they chose to terminate unwanted/inconvenient children

KC Star: Pro-choice activists evolve messaging to focus on “rape and incest” angles of abortion law

St. Louis Public Radio: Ste. Genevieve business sues to overturn law barring proposed silica mine near Hawn State Park

P-D editorial: July 4 mass shooting drives home how much America has left to do on gun reform, including Missouri’s deranged Second Amendment Preservation Act (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Missouri Republicans are trying to keep you from voting. You must register by July 6 (get around KC Star paywall by accessing syndicated version on AOL News here)

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Biggest hurdle for Missouri voters isn’t voter ID or absentee laws – it’s apathy (get around St. Joseph News-Press paywall here)

P-D op-ed: St. Louis Community Foundation CEO Amelia Bond and Regional Business Council CEO Kathy Osborn: St. Louisans must remind Missouri leaders that our region powers the state economy and deserves more money for broadband (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Charlotte, North Carolina sexagenarian shares e-mail he sent to Greitens campaign criticizing RINO-hunting ad

P-D letter: Oakville septuagenarian disagrees with Ann Wagner on Jan. 6 hearing (get around stltoday paywall here)

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