Saturday, September 17, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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AP: Trudy Busch Valentine struggles to answer questions on abortion, Supreme Court elections case at Missouri Press Association candidate forum; Eric Schmitt says Valentine is dodging debates

SNL: Schmitt skips Missouri Press Association Q&A session; Valentine says she’s unfamiliar with Supreme Court elections case

TonysKansasCity: Schmitt skips low rent forum in favor of televised contest

KC Star: Schmitt skips a media session

Missouri Independent: Schmitt no-shows Missouri Press Association event

P-D: Schmitt skips Missouri Press Association Q&A (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Top former Trump aides coming to St. Louis for conservative group’s dinner (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Candidates for Missouri auditor tout financial chops at Missouri Press Association Q&A session

Missouri Independent: Missouri auditor candidates spar over independence from partisan influence

KMBC (Kansas City): Rep. Dan Houx (R-Warrensburg) pushes for sports betting bill during special session

JCNT: Missouri DSS settles with families over ‘private duty nursing’ (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KC Star: Christian boarding school in southern Missouri becomes third to close in recent months (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on stltoday here)

P-D editorial: Blunt, Hawley, Schmitt, and the state’s Republican congressional caucus must finally denounce Donald Trump (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Jess Bogan: Eric Schmitt says he’s from Bridgeton, but his neighborhood was like the Ladue of Bridgeton (get around stltoday paywall here)

Gateway Journalism Review’s Paul Wagman, via St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis-based Decide Technologies, formerly known as LockerDome, serves ads to conservative political sites

Columbia Missourian letter: Columbia man denounces Josh Hawley’s “far right and militant Christian nationalism,” says America is just as much a Muslim nation as a Christian nation

KC Star letter: Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus President Laura Loyacono promotes next week’s pro-choice awards dinner

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