Thursday, August 11, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Washington Missourian’s Geoff Folsom: U.S. Senate primary follow-up: Trudy Busch Valentine campaign refused interview request, national reporter Yamiche Alcindor asks unimportant questions like she’s Borat, and Schmitt campaign gave an exclusive interview to a “parachuting” St. Louis outlet

This Week in Missouri Politics: Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on U.S. Senate election and Schmitt’s strategy (0:30), Billy Long (2:30), Vicky Hartzler (2:45), Eric Greitens’ next move (3:15), Schmitt’s overall performance (4:45), Donald Trump’s “ERIC” endorsement stunt (10:10), Cierpiot interview with Pete Mundo and Eigel Republicans vs. Rowden Republicans (11:10), Jill Carter vs. Bill White (20:15), Justin Brown vs. Suzie Pollock (20:55), Travis Fitzwater vs. Mike Carter (22:45)

SE Missourian: Photo: Trudy Busch Valentine makes campaign stop in Cape Girardeau

KC Star; Missouri man pleads guilty in Capitol riot after tips, cellphone records led to arrest

SNL: Petitions update: Better Elections Missouri fails to collect adequate signatures, but Missourians can expect recreational marijuana to be on Nov. 8 ballot; thoughts from Legal Missouri 2022, Eapen Thampy Roundup of local dispensary reactions to recreational marijuana vote

KC Star: Democrats hope recreational marijuana vote might affect U.S. Senate race

CDT: Missouri House District 50 candidate Douglas Mann (D) says Republican James Musgraves didn’t file 8 Days Out report with Missouri Ethics Commission; Musgraves says his limited-activity report doesn’t show up online

Nielsen: Monthly St. Louis radio rankings: KMOX remains #10 overall; St. Louis Public Radio stays at #14conservative 97.1FM Talk slips one spot to #17, with its livestream ranked #22; liberal public access station KDHX #18; new conservative station “The Patriot” 104.9FM #19

Missourinet: Holly Rehder’s new memoir describes move from poverty to politics

Missouri Independent: Recap of Mike Cierpiot and Jim Lembke interviews posted here Tuesday and Wednesday

Joplin Globe: Missouri again eases substitute teaching requirements

P-D: Feds intervene as wait times for Missouri Medicaid surpass 100 days (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independents Clara Bates: Missouri officials vow progress as Medicaid applicant wait time remains at 100 days

Yesterday: Missouri Independent social services and poverty content creator Clara Bates: Federal government steps in to help pull Missouri out of Medicaid backlog; third-party quotes from Missouri Foundation for Health, Washington University health care policy analyst Timothy McBride, and MO HealthNet Director Todd Richardson statement recycled from March coverage

The Missouri Times: Combest: 20 for 20, Part 4 (10/21/21): Missouri media’s top victimhood angle 1H 2022: Missouri expanded Medicaid in 2021, but experts are still “worried”; “Media coverage to include third-party quotes from health care advocacy organizations, ironically overweight health care policy analysts from liberal universities, and token Republican comments recycled from previous coverage.”

JCNT: Lieutenant Governor’s Office recognizes Jefferson City veteran (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Missouri Soybeans increases state fair presence, focuses on online branding

P-D editorial: Despite campaign team’s best efforts, Trudy Busch Valentine “tends to wax into incoherence” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian editorial: Sore losers, classy winners: Kyle Marquart and John Simmons conduct themselves as gentlemen, but Eric Greitens didn’t concede to Eric Schmitt

KC Star editorial: Missourians will vote on recreational marijuana soon. Will politicians overrule them?

P-D op-ed: Retired SLU law prof: Josh Hawley gets a legal smackdown in Pennsylvania (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Missouri Primary Care Association CEO Joe Pierle: Missouri budget makes smart investment in community health centers

P-D letter: St. Louis City septuagenarian appreciates Trudy Busch Valentine’s lack of “politically motivated positions” (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian letter: Kennett sexagenarian wants Sens. Jason Bean, Holly Rehder and “Elaine Garrison [sic]” to ensure Gov. Parson appoints a woman to open SEMO Board of Governors position (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

SE Missourian letter: Cape Girardeau septuagenarian criticizes “all forms of the local media” for not fact-checking GOP primary candidate Elaine Edgar’s inaccurate statements (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

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