Friday, August 5, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Missouri’s Josh Hawley is sole ‘no’ vote in Senate for Finland, Sweden NATO membership

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Blunt, other members of U.S. Senate committee consider bipartisan changes to Electoral Count Act

The Dana Loesch Show: Eric Schmitt on primary victory (1:05), why his message won’t change in the general election (2:30), thoughts on semiconductor bill and “red flag” laws (4:30), Green New Deal and left’s “climate emergency” (5:50), congratulatory call from Trump (7:30), Mitch McConnell (8:30), Greitens (10:10), inflation and energy independence (11:30)

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: John Danforth’s U.S. Senate candidate John Wood says Eric Schmitt is the same as Eric Greitens, boasts about benefactor’s “significant financial resources”

SNL: Taney County Democratic activist: Missouri Democratic Party “completely ignores this area and does nothing to promote or support local candidates”

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Mark Alford on his victory in the 4th Congressional District Republican primary (1:15), why he chose Mundo’s show to announce his candidacy (1:40), why he ran (2:00), overview of county-by-county performance (3:50), why he won (4:45), why he’ll continue campaigning through general election (7:20), favorite moment from campaign (8:30)

Springfield Daily Citizen: Eric Burlison on why he won the 7th Congressional District Republican primary (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

SE Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith receives 82.6% of Cape Girardeau County vote; Trump endorsed Smith on eve of primary (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Columbus (Ohio) Business Journal: Springfield News-Leader owner Gannett blames inflation, labor shortage for predicted 2022 loss, impending layoffs

Joplin Globe: Blunt launches drought-focused site to help area farmers, ranchers (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri drought committee discusses relief options

JCNT: Drought conditions persist in Missouri (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson addresses ongoing drought in parts of Missouri

St. Louis Public Radio: Gov. Parson requests federal disaster declaration to fix St. Louis flood damage

SE Missourian: State lawmakers’ child literacy forum turns into referendum on state education system (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

AP: House Minority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) asks Democratic Illinois and Kansas governors to help pay for abortions for out-of-state Medicaid patients

St. Louis Public Radio: Public to get easier access to Missouri court documents

P-D: Missouri records complaints against online car seller Carvana over title delays (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Research firm Smart Dollar: Missouri ranks low for labor productivity (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Missouri DHSS offers answers to questions about monkeypox in Missouri

Washington Missourian: COVID cases ‘picking up’ with new subvariants

P-D editorial: Blunt and Hawley’s sudden opposition to a good bill looked a lot like vengeance (get around stltoday paywall here)

Poynter’s Rick Edmonds: Springfield News-Leader owner Gannett reports disastrous financial results; layoffs are coming

KCUR’s Dan Margolies: 23 Missouri residents have been charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. Here are their names and what they did to democracy. Kansas City non-profit media betrays bit of bias with a politicized newsie intro on Capitol panty raid

Missouri Independent op-ed: Missouri Rural Crisis Center’s Doug Doughty: State, federal regulations of CAFOs are weak. It’s will take political courage to strengthen them

P-D letter: Olivette septuagenarian displeased by Trump’s partial endorsement of Eric Greitens (get around stltoday paywall here)

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