Friday, July 29, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: #F150CampaignTour: A visit with Trudy Busch Valentine: Transcript of Q&A

The Missouri Times: Combest: Part 2: How to win an election silver medal (without really trying): U.S. Senate primaries, plus FREE late-summer campaign plan for quixotic vanity #moleg candidates

KC Star: Lucas Kunce vs. Trudy Busch Valentine primary turns bitter as many voters remain undecided; thoughts from former Dem state lawmakers Stephen Webber, Jeff Smith

Missouri Independent: U.S. Senate campaign roundup: Schmitt opposes Mitch McConnell; Kunce not surprised “institutional people” like St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones support Trudy Busch Valentine

P-D: Eric Schmitt, Vicky Hartzler distance themselves from Mitch McConnell in primary (get around stltoday paywall here)

KWOS (Jefferson City): Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Kimberly Guilfoyle stumps for Eric Greitens in Missouri

SE Missourian: Photo: Vicky Hartzler makes U.S. Senate campaign stop in Cape (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Vanilla Ice did not OK use of image in McCloskey U.S. Senate campaign ad, managers say

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: #F150CampaignTour Day 2: Jackson, Carroll, Newton, and Greene Counties

KCUR: Missouri’s 4th district GOP primary is one of the most competitive races in the state

Springfield Daily Citizen: 7th Congressional District candidates Eric Burlison, Mike Moon, Jay Wasson try to make ‘America First’ more than a campaign slogan (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: July ’22 Tip Sheet: State Senate

Missouri Independent: 10 GOP primaries that could shape the Missouri Senate next year

P-D: Jay Ashcroft being sued over Missouri Senate boundaries in north St. Louis County (get around stltoday paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: New voter rules in Missouri spark lawsuits and confusion (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Federal funding and a new law to address St. Louis’ vacant properties; thoughts from Rep. Donna Baringer (D-St. Louis City), St. Louis Realtors’ Charlie Hinderliter

SE Missourian: Cape Girardeau County COVID, monkeypox update (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Washington Missourian editorial: Region owes a debt of gratitude to Roy Blunt and Blaine Luetkemeyer for Washington Regional Airport funding

KC Star editorial: Blunt and Hawley betray sick veterans because they’re mad at tax, climate bill (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D editorial: Closing the electoral loopholes that allowed Josh Hawley to ignite the Capitol insurrection (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Congratulations to us for winning a “Sunshine Hero” award

KC Star op-ed: Spencer Toder: Missouri deserves a U.S. senator who realizes democracy is on the line

The Missouri Times op-ed: Bill Clay Sr.: Lucas Kunce is standing up to the Veiled Prophet. That’s a good thing.

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Hawley’s book on masculinity well-timed with candidates’ stunts like shooting guns and carrying blowtorches

P-D’s Lynn Schmidt: Political activists like Cori Bush make unproductive legislators (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letters: Springfield lesbian disavows former acquaintance Billy Long, criticizes his vote on Dems’ marriage bill; Kansas woman says media coverage is helping Eric Greitens

P-D letter: St. Louis City sexagenarian wants Missouri budget surplus spent on K-12 schools, not tax cuts (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Greendale sexagenarian says most of the 33 candidates on the U.S. Senate ballots are delusional vanity candidates (get around stltoday paywall here)

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