Monday, July 11, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: GOP U.S. Senate primary: Reporter Jess Bogan travels to southwest MO to explore native culture; for Republicans, “several Christian colleges and institutions provide a consistent crop of reinforcements in southwest Missouri”; snapshots of Billy Long, Eric Burlison campaigns (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star, 6/6/22: U.S. Senate GOP primary: Political reporter/cultural anthropologist Jonathan Shorman spends three (3) days in SW MO: “lack of racial and ethnic diversity have helped make the region an enduring bastion of conservatism”

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: Missouri politics awash with firearms as Greitens, rivals provoke with ‘hardcore’ gun ads

AP: Greitens fans shrug off scandals threatening GOP Senate seat

This Week in Missouri Politics: On location in St. Charles County: House Speaker Pro Tem John Wiemann (R-O’Fallon) talks with Scott Faughn about state Senate campaign (1:00), upcoming ads (1:20), what voters are telling him about Roe v. Wade (1:45), personal property tax legislation (3:30), MASBDA tax credit veto and special session (7:15), permanent tax cut vs. one-time rebate (9:15); Panel of St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann, 10th Senate District GOP candidate Mike Carter (R), St. Louis Electric Connection’s Timothy Green of the St. Louis Electrical Connection, and Missouri House District 65 GOP candidate Wendy Hausman (R) on Carter’s primary (15:30), how St. Charles County will vote in U.S. Senate primary (16:30), GOP’s strength in St. Charles County (21:00), personal property taxes (22:00), why St. Charles County Democrats vote in GOP primaries (24:15), special session (25:10), who won the week: Eric Schmitt X 3, 4th of July parade attendees, Gov. Parson

SNL: Curtis Trent, Brian Gelner vie for Missouri Senate District 20 seat; GOP candidates weigh in on prolife laws, Second Amendment Preservation Act, state budget and spending,Parents Bill of Rights,” boys playing girls’ sports, Conservative Caucus, more

Missourinet: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on absentee balloting, other primary election issues

SNL: Public radio station to air interviews with 7th Congressional District and state legislative candidates; series organized by “nonpartisan” groups including NAACP, League of Women Voters, et al. Jason Kander probably penned best book of summer 2022 that also helps veterans

P-D: Operation Any Means Necessary, “a black-led community patrol organization” joins with “Human Rights Collective STL” to disrupt traffic to St. Louis Cardinals game; Organizer hopes to spread message of anger: “I need to show you that you need to be upset. Everyone should be upset.” (get around stltoday paywall here)

KMOV: Video: U.S. Senate candidate “Spencer Todder [sic]” attends pro-choice rally; comments from Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold)

St. Louis Public Radio: State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick says hundreds of families have already applied for new Missouri tax credit scholarships

SE Missourian: Gov. Parson appoints Andrew Moore to SEMO Board of Governors (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KCUR: State Sen. Greg Razer (D-Kansas City), local officials attend LGBTQIA* rally after recent “vandalism” stunts

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