Thursday, July 21, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: White House criticizes Missouri’s Hawley for delaying Defense Department confirmations (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: White House says 208,000 Missouri households signed up for program to reduce internet bills (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian: Jason Smith assails Jan. 6 Committee’s ‘made-for-TV hearings” (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Ann Wagner breaks with most of House GOP to vote for Dems’ gay marriage bill, declines to comment (get around stltoday paywall here) Ann Wagner to St. Joseph News-Press reporter Mark Zinn on gay marriage vote: “Just doing the right thing.

KSLQ 104.5/Westplex 107.1 FM (St. Louis): NEW campaign radio ad archive: Tony Salvatore (R) vs. Ann Wagner, comedic “Universal Candidate Ad” template, more throughout the 2022 campaign season

SNL: Ted Cruz, AG Eric Schmitt, Eric Burlison to speak at Springfield event

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Greitens casts long shadow over unpredictable Republican Senate primary

KC Star: Two members of Congress ask Department of Defense to investigate Eric Greitens’ RINO-hunting campaign video

Missouri Independent: Eric Greitens gives closed deposition in child custody case

KC Star: Greitens testifies on abuse allegations behind closed doors (get around KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on McClatchy DC website here)

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: Statewide Tipsheet for July 2022: Laying the odds on the GOP U.S. Senate primary, Trudy Busch Valentine vs. Lucas Kunce, David Gregory vs. Scott Fitzpatrick

KWTO (Springfield): The Elijah Haahr Show: Scott Faughn on GOP U.S. Senate primary and success of anti-Greitens ads (1:40), Hawley’s ineffectual endorsement of Vicky Hartzler (4:20), who will win 7th Congressional District GOP primary (5:40), Scott Fitzpatrick vs. David Gregory (8:30), Curtis Trent vs. Brian Gelner (10:20), Lincoln Hough vs. Angela Romine (12:10), potential upsets (15:30), the value of being able to change your mind (18:30)

Washington Missourian: U.S. Senate Republican primary preview: Dave Schatz, 20 others vying to be nominee; Eric Schmitt, Eric Greitens, Vicky Hartzler, Billy Long decline interviews (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Danforth PAC backing independent Senate candidate in Missouri adds $750K to TV ad buy

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Beyond going to the U.S. Senate, Spencer Toder’s campaign mission is to actively change lives

Washington Missourian: U.S. Senate Democratic primary preview: Thoughts from Lucas Kunce and Spencer Toder; Trudy Busch Valentine campaign staffers decline interview, send one-sentence statement (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

KSMU (Springfield): 7th Congressional District GOP candidates answer: What would make you unique in Congress?

Washington Missourian: Missouri House District 109 Republican primary preview: John Simmons, Kyle Marquart and Anthony Campbell on Second Amendment Preservation Act, Amtrak funding, more (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

SNL: Video: Interviews with Missouri House District 137 Republican candidates Darin Chappell and Tom Barr

The Missouri Times: Missouri’s drought forces cattlemen to make tough decisions, Gov. Parson “ready to act if situation worsens”

AP: Gov. Parson to travel to Netherlands, Germany to promote business

JCNT: With governor’s signature, state appropriation kicks off Special Learning Center expansion plan (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Washington Missourian: Thousands seek gas tax rebate from state (get around Washington Missourian paywall here) Kansas City sports book coming soon – across the state line, in Kansas

Missouri Independent: Missouri judge denies state’s request to dismiss federal SNAP lawsuit

P-D: Man found guilty of murder in 2020 Black Lives Matter riot killing of former St. Louis police Capt. David Dorn (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Kansas City area hospitals getting more COVID patients

SE Missourian: Wastewater tests show COVID-19 increase (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Washington Missourian editorial: Missouri’s ban on election drop boxes is unnecessary (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

P-D “editiorial [sic]”: New environmental law signed by Gov. Parson loosens pollution standards while tightening public access (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Kansas City nonprofit wants fewer whites on charter school boards

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Cori Bush arrest continues a long tradition of St. Louis activism (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR op-ed: Chencho Dema: I am a journalist from Bhutan visiting the United States for the first time, and I think Missouri’s gun laws are crazy; my country is “consistently ranked as one of the happiest countries in all of Asia” and the police do not carry guns

P-D letter: University City sexagenarian dislikes Vicky Hartzler praising Midwesterners: “spare me the myth of the heartland.” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Kirkwood octogenarian criticizes Gov. Parson for signing homelessness bill (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian letter: Sullivan septuagenarian wants to know state legislative candidates’ positions on “clean, renewable energy” (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

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