Monday, October 17, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: Reporter Jo Mannies, GOP consultant David Barklage, Democratic consultant Ryan Burke and columnist Susie Moore talk with Scott Faughn about U.S. Senate race (1:00), abortion and inflation (2:00), Valentine and Schmitt ads (11:15), Tracy McCreery vs. George Hruza (13:00), Amendment 3 for recreational marijuana (17:25), what Democrats could do to win elections (22:45), who won the week: Ray Wagner, GOP county executive candidate, nobody/”chaos”, Tracy McCreery and a Dem St. Louis County council candidate, First Lady Teresa Parson and the Neelyville JAG corps (26:50) KC Mayor Quinton Lucas criticizes Trudy Busch Valentine’s anti-Schmitt commercials

Washington Missourian: Contrary to activist group messaging, Franklin County did not see spike in voter registration after Supreme Court abortion ruling

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications): Cori Bush, Ann Wagner, Sam Graves rolling to easy victories; SLU’s Ken Warren on Trish Gunby: “The cavalry is not coming for her and to be honest, I’m a Democrat, I wouldn’t come for her either.”

Business Insider: Josh Hawley says Republicans should ban congressional stock trading as their top priority in 2023 after Democratic efforts falter (link via

SNL: All 7 of Springfield’s Capitol riot defendants are sentenced. Could more still be charged?

KC Star: Amendment 3 Q&A: Who can get a recreational marijuana license if Missouri votes to legalize weed?

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri Senate District 12 overview: Rep. Rusty Black (R-Chillicothe) vs. Michael Baumli (D)

SNL: Missouri House District 135 overview: Rep. Betsy Fogle (D-Springfield) vs. AJ Exner (R)

St. Louis Public Radio: Rolla and Hannibal are rated among best small cities in economic performance during the pandemic; Hannibal regional business leader says Missouri’s sensible COVID policies drew dollars from Illinois

P-D: St. Louis-area teacher shortage means more online classes in school (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Abandoned properties are piling up in St. Louis County. Rep. Kevin Windham (D-Hillsdale) says it’s time for a land bank. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Missouri’s draconian abortion law makes adequate postpartum coverage crucial (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s Clara Bates: Inside Missouri’s failure to provide summer food handouts for families in need

P-D letter: Ballwin octogenarian applauds Tony Messenger’s latest anti-Schmitt column, wants to send attorney general “to the islands of Elba or St. Helena for a time out” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City septuagenarian unhappy with Missouri state tax cuts, asserts that St. Louis County “is mostly Republican”

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