Thursday, July 7, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Democratic U.S. Senate debate ‘postponed’ after Valentine ignores invitations (get around stltoday paywall here)

Newsweek: Democrats hope a Greitens primary victory could swing Senate seat; Trudy Busch Valentine’s campaign ignores inquiries from Newsweek

Missouri Independent: TV ad spending approaches $10 million in Missouri U.S. Senate primary; thoughts from top GOP consultants James Harris, John Hancock

KCUR’s “Up to Date” with Steve Kraske: John Danforth criticizes modern politics, explains why he’s spending money on John Wood’s campaign

KCMO: Chris Stigall Show: Billy Long on John Danforth’s spoiler campaign (0:30), how John Wood can “Ross Perot” a Republican candidate (0:45), why Democratic voters will never support a Danforth proxy (2:25), Danforth’s sad decline into Biden-like decrepitness (3:25), the two congressional districts where Eric Greitens is strongest (4:45), Hartzler and Schmitt as “moderates” (5:00), “Chicken Schmitt” and “Mini Liz Cheney” skipping Real America’s Voice/Gateway Pundit debate Monday night (7:15), criticisms of Hartzler (8:00), Newsmaxs flimsy nasal excuse for postponing debate (9:45), what Charlie Shields says about Eric Schmitt (10:15), Dave Schatz’s wealth (10:45), anti-Greitens “Save Missouri Values PAC” (11:10), how Hartzler damaged Billy’s campaign (12:55), Trump endorsement (14:30)

97.1 FM Talk: Marc Cox Morning Show: Billy Long on John Danforth’s candidate John Wood handing U.S. Senate race to the Democrats

The Missouri Times: Trafalgar Group poll shows Hartzler-Greitens-Schmitt too close to call

Missouri Independent: Eric Greitens’ attorney objects to deposition ahead of hearing over abuse allegations

KC Star: Eric Greitens’ attorney fights attempt to question former governor about abuse allegations

97.1 FM Talk: Mark Reardon Show: 22nd Senate District GOP candidate Jeff Roorda on how he’s like Donald Trump (1:40), pro-life and pro-gun credentials (2:10), differences with other candidates (3:30), Mary Elizabeth Coleman’s vote against Jefferson County Port funding (4:45), thoughts on Roe v. Wade (6:30), how Legislature can affect urban criminal behavior (7:30), the “big lie” about local control of St. Louis City police (9:00), inflation (10:55), and which statement to a politician is like asking a woman how much she weighs (12:15)

SNL: House Minority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) says more than 200 turned out for coffee klatch with Betsy Fogle

Southeast Missourian: Gov. Parson visits Cape County, touts mental health efforts; partnerships between state, local agencies (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri Chamber of Commerce rolls out “Safer Missouri, Stronger Missouri” crime-fighting plan

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: Four vetoes and a special session

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Gov. Parson is finished signing bills. So what’s next for the Legislature?

Missourinet: New gas tax app for Missouri connects paperwork with Department of Revenue funds

Columbia Missourian: Statewide Transportation Improvement Program puts billions toward infrastructure improvement

Washington Missourian: Highway 47 improvements get green light from MoDOT (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

JCNT: Second cross-state Amtrak train starts July 18 (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Legislature approves money for Union Hotel work (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Dutchtown gets state and private funding supporting youth and entrepreneur programs; Comments from Rep. Steve Butz (D-St. Louis City)

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Agriculture Director Chris Chinn elected regional VP of the Association of State Departments of Ag

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Abortion politics flip in Missouri. Democrats are on offense now. (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: Election authorities see traditional bump in voter registrations ahead of primary deadline, but maybe it was inspired by abortion ruling

KC Star letter: Man who chooses to live in Kansas questions collective judgement of Donald Trump, Josh Hawley and Eric Greitens

P-D letter: Affton sexagenarian Democrat says he won’t support Danforth’s “independent” candidate (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Pacific octogenarian, who lost state rep race in 36-point nailbiter, says Abigail Adams predicted Missouri lawmakers’ pro-life legislation (get around stltoday paywall here)

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