Thursday, July 14, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Mark McCloskey on Danforth’s spoiler campaign, Greitens and “old-fashioned retail politics” (5:00), opposition to Mitch McConnell and “red flag” laws (9:00); Billy Long on economic data (24:00), praise for Mark McCloskey (25:40), Hartzler’s “high and mighty” attitude (28:00), Danforth’s spoiler campaign and “pitiful” television ad (31:00), Johnny DeStefano and the “We Hate Greitens” Show Me Values PAC (37:30)

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: One America News’ Chanel Rion on Vicky Hartzler’s call to Trump (1:45), how family dynamics affect Trump’s endorsement (6:30), who “McConnell candidates” are (7:45), role of polling (9:30), what’s holding Trump back from a Greitens endorsement (11:00) Sheena Greitens claps back against critics claiming election season publicity stunt split

Missouri Independent: Profile: U.S. Senate candidate Trudy Busch Valentine (D)

SE Missourian: Profile: U.S. Senate candidate Lucas Kunce (D) (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: Mike Moon and Eric Burlison discuss 7th District candidacy at Greene County Republican Women’s Club (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: 4th Congressional District candidate Mark Alford (R) responds to Rick Brattin’s “pathetic” criticism (0:40), Brattin “leapfrogging from one political position to the next (2:15), Alford “overwhelmed” by internal polling numbers (5:00), Bidenflation, agriculture and military spending (5:55)

P-D: Scott Fitzpatrick calls David Gregory’s new campaign ad ‘a lie’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri House District 58 primary preview: Rep. Willard Haley (R-Eldon) vs. Casey Pemberton on ag tax credits, licensing, gas tax, PDMP (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

SE Missourian: House District 147 candidate forum: Republicans Elaine Edgar, John Voss and Nathan Thomas discuss gas tax, abortion, school safety, critical race theory, more; Andy Leighton fills ballot slot for Democrats (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Missouri House District 106 GOP candidate Buddy Hardin targeted for pro-Trump campaign mailer

KC Star: Missouri Gov. Parson wades into Kansas politics, endorses Schmidt for governor

KWTO (Springfield): Elijah Haahr Show: Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Scott City) on her book Cinder Girl, available for pre-order on Amazon

P-D: Schmitt says FBI ‘illegally’ seeking Missouri concealed carry permit information (get around stltoday paywall here)

AP: Schmitt says Missouri law prohibits sharing the concealed carry lists with feds

Missourinet: Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem John Wiemann (R-O’Fallon) wants special session to include a fix for vehicle tax increase

SNL: Springfield Public Schools to offer free workforce training – including certifications – for Missouri students; Superintendent Grenita Lathan applauds Gov. Mike Parson for forging partnership

P-D: Gov. Parson rejects plan to regulate kratom in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

AP: Missouri’s answer to abortion law questions: Don’t ask us

Southeast Missourian: MoDOT to hold meeting on proposed Exit 93 renovations (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KCUR: COVID is spreading in Kansas City again so go get your kids vaccinated

SNL: What to do if you encounter a black bear? For starters, never play dead, MO Dept. of Conservation biologist says: “You would want to fight back because black bears tend to take things to the next level.”

Belleville News-Democrat East St. Louis reporter DeAsia Paige, via St. Louis Public Radio: Event promo: Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase features “a love letter to Black Lives Matter”; Hettie Barnhill says she refuses to speak President Trump’s name out loud, says she conceived idea of victimhood film after Michael Brown’s attack on Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson

KC Star editorial: From stolen yard signs to defacing a school, political vandalism isn’t free speech

P-D editorial: A journalist did his job, a governor abused his power; National Press club rewards Josh Renaud for public slapfight with Gov. Parson (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Business Journal: Dave Drebes: SWAT teams and flamethrowers: What’s driving Republicans’ over-the-top political ads (to preempt Business Journal paywall, open link on desktop and press “X” or “stop loading” browser button immediately to block paywall pop-up)

KC Star op-ed: Joel Mathis: The Missouri GOP establishment – including Rex Sinquefield and “Johnny DeStafano [sic]” is aghast at Greitens. They’re the ones who made him (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL News here)

KC Star’s Derek Donovan: Sorry, fellow liberals: Josh Hawley is delighted a Berkeley professor called him transphobic

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Mike Cierpiot, shunned by anti-abortion group, stands tall against hard-right challengers Rachl Aguirre and Joe Nicola in GOP Senate District 8 primary

P-D’s Michele Munz: Missouri health department’s new guidance on abortion fails to ease doctors’ concerns (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: Is the state about to leave seniors stranded … again? RFP grading process changed to allow companies like Medical Transportation Management (MTM) to fail Missourians

P-D’s Janet Y. Jackson: Reading the new issue of AARP magazine makes me feel terrified about Missouri’s voting laws (get around stltoday paywall here)

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