Thursday, August 4, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Politico: With 2024 approaching, Hawley takes a Trumpian turn to clip NATO

P-D: Centralia man accused of bringing gun to Capitol riot, losing it (get around stltoday paywall here)

Politico: Inside the secret, yearlong campaign to torpedo Eric Greitens’ attempted comeback: How Johnny DeStefano, Rex Sinquefield’s Mary Ellen Ponder and others teamed up to create Show Me Values PAC

P-D: Lucas Kunce declines to endorse Trudy Busch Valentine; Stephen Webber: “Neither of these candidates were deep enough in Missouri or had enough resources for this to be sort of an existential fight.” (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times Publisher Scott Faughn: Election night recap: A look at top races plus winners and losers: Axiom Strategies, Hannah Sutton, David Barklage, Jim Lembke, Sophia Shore, more

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Schmitt’s dominating win and 7 other takeaways from Missouri’s primary election

AP: With Greitens out, Danforth’s candidate is newest annoyance for Schmitt; thoughts from GOP consultant John Hancock, Valentine’s imported campaign manager Alex Witt

P-D: On day after election, Valentine’s team escorts candidate to urban diners (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Photo galleries: Schmitt, Valentine victory parties

P-D’s Joe Holleman: Beer cost $6 at the Schmitt victory party, but I got to see Mike Gibbons and Gene McNary (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Rosenbaum, KC Star’s Toriano Porter on primary election results

Missouri Independent: Josh Hawley help for Hartzler unable to overcome Trump attack in Missouri Senate primary

CDT: Boone County voters favor Hartzler, Kunce in Senate race

SE Missourian: Primary drilldown: Lucas Kunce carried Cape Girardeau County with 49.6% of Dem vote; a look at John Voss vs. Elaine Edgar vote distribution (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Conservative Caucus likely expands in Missouri Senate after GOP primary wins

P-D: Election does little to close Republican rift in Missouri Senate (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Darin Chappell leads tight race for Missouri House District 137 in eastern Greene County Coming soon: Kansas City chattering class to sit around in masks and talk about gun control

P-D: Educators offer ideas to fix teacher shortage in Missouri, starting with pay raises and no standardized-test accountability (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Educators talk salary, other incentives in meeting on recruitment, retention (get around News Tribune paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri state commission told low pay, lack of support is fueling teacher shortage

Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson celebrates historic increase in funding for preventing tobacco use

P-D editorial: Missourians should encourage Eric Schmitt to return to his moderate-middle roots (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Missouri’s pro-choice lobby should adopt Kansas model (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D op-ed: Caleb Bucshon: Eric Schmitt should be more clear about what kind of Republican he is (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: Aside from extremists like Mary Elizabeth Coleman, most Missourians know a “single-cell zygote” isn’t a real person (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Oakville septuagenarian upset about Missouri’s U.S. House delegation’s votes on Dems legislation (get around stltoday paywall here)

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