Friday, July 8, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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97.1 FM (St. Louis): Marc Cox Morning Show: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith says Trump will endorse a GOP U.S. Senate candidate (8:50), CBO report on cost of executive orders (9:50), federal student loan debt giveaway program (10:45), expectations for “red wave” in November (12:00), Dems’ gun control bill (13:45), John Danforth’s spoiler candidate (14:30), Jan. 6 “witch hunt” (15:45)

P-D: Hartzler campaign says two U.S. Senate rivals ‘in hiding’ after debate called off; Lucas Kunce, Spencer Toder weigh in on Dem debates (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Lucas Kunce gets support from St. Louis area, Trudy Busch Valentine won’t debate

Missouri Independent: Democratic U.S. Senate debate called off after Valentine ignored requests to participate

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: Democrat Lucas Kunce on insider trading, changing his abortion stance after failed state rep bid, gun control, more

97.1 FM (St. Louis): Marc Cox Morning Show: 2nd Congressional District GOP candidate Tony Salvatore on background (7:00), how Ann Wagner takes voters and conservatives for granted (7:40), Wagner’s “wacko birds” insult (9:40), Wagner’s refusal to hold in-person town hall (12:00), visiting 20,000 doors himself (14:00)

NPR: Gen Z mini-profiles: Ray Reed taking on Trish Gunby in Missouri’s 2nd Congressional Democratic primary

KC Star: Cleaver worries discord over Kansas City Area Transportation Authority leader could hurt chances of scoring federal loot

The Missouri Times: Rusty Black’s campaign says he holds lead over J. Eggleston and Delus Johnson in Senate District 12 GOP primary

P-D: Rep. Raychel Proudie (D-Ferguson) slams St. Louis County Executive Sam Page (D) for PAC’s donation to rival campaign fund, says she’ll file Missouri Ethics Commission complaint (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio Jason Rosenbaum: Jason Kander’s new book explores journey to ‘post-traumatic growth’

KC Star: Jason Kander promotes new book, offers intrigue on next campaign: “maybe mayor, maybe president – who knows.”

JCNT: Hundreds file gas tax refund claims within days of opening (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Fox 2 St. Louis: Missouri Senate panel addresses thousands of illegal aliens in Missouri

The Missouri Times: New law gives students more virtual learning options

Columbia Missourian: Missouri lawmakers weigh in on new abortion law

Fox4 Kansas City: Missouri DHSS notified of ‘brain-eating amoeba’ infection in Missouri resident, first case in 35 years (link via

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: With latest state budget, Gov. Parson and state lawmakers make wise investment in education (get around St. Joseph News-Press paywall here)

P-D’s Jack Suntrup: Congratulations to Post-Dispatch reporter Josh Renaud, handed “press freedom award” after attack by Missouri Gov. Parson (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Ladue sexagenarian rejects Danforth’s U.S. Senate candidate, says she wants someone more liberal (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Ballwin sexagenarian wants Gov. Parson to “connect those dang dots” on railroad safety spending (get around stltoday paywall here)

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