Thursday, July 28, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: #MOSEN daily campaign roundup: Eric Greitens and Trudy Busch Valentine take a powder while other candidates barnstorm the state

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: #F150 Campaign Tour Day 1: Vicky Hartzler-Josh Hawley event, Rick Brattin, trips to Cole County to observe Mike Bernskoetter and Phelps County to observe Justin Brown

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Eric Greitens’ lost chapter: Inside his disappearance from public life before Senate run

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: A week before election, Missouri Democrat Busch Valentine stumbles on LGBTQ rights; spokesman “gives Rorschach test of an answer about critical race theory”

P-D: St. Louis mayor endorses beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine for U.S. Senate (get around stltoday paywall here) Tishaura Jones apologizes toLGBT+ community for pain inflicted by Trudy Busch Valentine endorsement

KCUR: University of Missouri-Kansas City associate political science professor insists Democrats have a chance to win U.S. Senate seat

St. Louis Public Radio: 1st Congressional District: Cori Bush defends her record in Congress while Steven Roberts calls for change

SNL: Eric Burlison, Jay Wasson emerge as frontrunners in 7th Congressional District GOP primary

SNL: Three Democrats are running in the deep red southwest 7th district for U.S. House

Missouri Independent: Trish Gunby, Ray Reed compete to fill Democratic ballot slot for Ann Wagner’s re-election

KWOS: Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick on background and why he’s running for state auditor (0:10), legislative accomplishments (0:55), improving Low Income Housing Tax Credit program as treasurer (2:00), budget surplus and tax cuts (4:30), inflation and Fed’s “ridiculous fiscal policy” (5:15), likelihood of legislative tax cut (6:15) and eliminating state income tax (7:45)

P-D: Effort to put legal pot question before Missouri voters goes down to the wire (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times: St. Louis County Executive Steve Ehlmann endorses Mike Carter in crowded SD 10 race

KCUR news intern Rachel Schnelle: Missouri’s far right is trying to get Mike Cierpiot out of office; “hard-right” Republicans Rachl Aguirre and Joe Nicola challenge incumbent

Columbia Missourian: Missouri House District 47 candidates Adrian Plank and Chimene Schwach speak at NAACP candidate forum

Missouri Independent: Sen. Paul Wieland (R-Imperial) says attacks in local race are payback for filibuster of Todd Graves nomination

JCNT: House interim committee hears heartwrenching testimony on recent veteran suicide (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Planned Parenthood rep, OB/GYN: Missouri’s trigger laws are so dangerous and so confusing

JCNT: Battles over federal guidance on Title IX continue; Eric Schmitt among attorneys general at odd with feds (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Southeast Missourian: MoDOT takes public comment on I-55 Exit 93 plans (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D endorsement: 1st Congressional District: No endorsement in Cori Bush – Steve Roberts primary (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Pharmacy Association CEO Ron Fitzwater: Reauthorize Prescription Drug User Fee Act – without dangerous new schemes

Harvest Public Media’s Eva Tesfaye, via KCUR: Missouri Department of Agriculture hands out grants for food insecurity efforts, but urban farmers complain it’s not good enough

P-D letter: University City man says Cori Bush and others are really Democratic Socialists (get around stltoday paywall here)

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