Wednesday, July 20, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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97.1FM (St. Louis): Marc Cox Morning Show: Former state Sen. John Lamping (R-Ladue) on Lucas Kunce’s campaign and fundraising success (1:15), Dem establishment rejecting Kunce in favor of Trudy Busch Valentine (1:45), Valentine “oratorically challenged” (2:10), recent GOP polls (3:15), Schmitt seeking to siphon off Hartzler voters (4:30), disappointment in candidates avoiding debates (5:45), why state Legislature should change Missouri primary date (7:30)

Missouri Independent: Trudy Busch Valentine takes a policy position at Democratic U.S. Senate virtual forum; League of Women Voters Zoom call garners 260 views on YouTube

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: U.S. Senate candidate Lucas Kunce says life experience would help him serve Missourians

P-D: Jon Hamm to dial into Zoom call for Lucas Kunce “grassroots event” (get around stltoday paywall here) K Street sent Lucas Kunce because they think Missouri voters are stupid; “the candidate is straight out of central casting and he’s less exciting than the day when white met bread.”

Missouri Independent: U.S. Senate candidate profile series: Vicky Hartzler (R) Watch: Show Me Values PAC vs. Greitens: Hard times & Greitens ads

Missouri Independent: Fundraising roundup: Anti-Greitens PAC tops spending as Missouri U.S. Senate race cost approaches $30M; Updates on numbers from Cori Bush vs. Steve Roberts, 4th and 7th Congressional, state auditor races

Pete Mundo Show: 4th Congressional District GOP candidate Mark Alford on campaign happenings (0:30), Second Amendment ad (1:45), how Rick Brattin is like Mayor Quinton Lucas (2:45), response to Lucas’ dis tweet (3:15), why he didn’t bother talking to the Kansas City Star editorial board (5:15), Brattin’s alleged $1.3M third-party media spend (6:15), being reprimanded during television career for gun tweet (7:30)

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Analysis: Redistricting makes Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District even tougher for Democrats; Trish Gunby vs. Ray Reed

The Missouri Times: Blunt-backed suicide crisis hotline goes live in Missouri

KC Star: Missouri vote on Democrats’ same-sex marriage bill mostly along party lines; Ann Wagner one of 47 Republicans to vote with Dems

States Newsroom, via St. Louis Public Radio: Cori Bush among Dem congressmen participating in pro-choice traffic-blocking stunt

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Pro-choice leaders discuss “intersectionality” of “abolition, climate justice and trans bodily autonomy” and other victimhood campaigns; photo: female-presenting humanoid wears “Dirtiest Hoes of the Sacred Heartland” Catholic nun cosplay gear, interacts with 8-year-old girl as BBWs look on

The Missouri Times: David Gregory and Scott Fitzpatrick trade blows, tout accomplishments as race for auditor heats up

KC Star: State auditor primary preview: David Gregory vs. Scott Fitzpatrick

The Missouri Times: Missouri Senate District 20 Republican primary preview: Brian Gelner vs. Curtis Trent

Springfield Daily Citizen: Brian Gelner and Rep. Curtis Trent vie for Republican nomination in 20th Senate District (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

SNL: Video: Missouri Senate District 30 Republican primary: Interviews with Lincoln Hough and Angela Romine

JCNT: Missouri Senate District 10 candidates split on gas tax (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Gov. Parson pitches legislative leaders on cutting Missouri’s income tax rate (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR’s Celia Llopis-Jepsen: Missouri’s black residents are saddled with medical debt, and state lawmakers are to blame; Missouri “started processing (Medicaid) applications less than a year ago, so the impact on preventing medical debt is not yet clear.”

Combest, 10/21/21: Missouri media’s top victimhood narrative for 1H 2022: “Missouri expanded Medicaid in 2021, but experts are worried that it was too late.”

KZIM (Cape Girardeau): Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Scott City) on national approach to homelessness (1:00), this year’s state legislation (2:05), next steps for implementation (5:25), why men are overlooked in social service programs (9:15), correcting misinformation about bill signed by Gov. Parson (10:00)

SE Missourian: Kathy Swan named to state Labor and Industrial Relations Commission (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri House committee seeks ways to reduce veteran suicide rate; interview with Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City)

JCNT: Federal guidance on gender issues in schools halted (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Washington University doc promotes COVID booster shots and wearing masks, says higher COVID case rates expected by fall

P-D editorial: “Good guy with a gun” saving St. Charles store clerk’s life is the exception to pro-gun insanity (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s Anna Spoerre: Missouri’s antiquated laws keep pregnant women from getting a divorce – and it will get worse thanks to Supreme Court ruling and Missouri’s trigger law (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free version on AOL News here)

P-D letter: Wildwood septuagenarian says Missouri waited too long to expand Medicaid (get around stltoday paywall here)

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