Friday, October 28, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Schmitt campaign makes clerical error on FEC report

Springfield Daily Citizen: Profile: Incoming U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison (R) (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

SNL: Missouri state auditor race: Scott Fitzpatrick (R) vs. Alan Green (D)

Kansas City Beacon: Missouri House District 29 and 34: Aaron Crossley (D) vs. David Martin (R); Kemp Strickler (D) vs. J.C. Crossley (R)

Combest: How to earn an election silver medal (without really trying), Part 3: Season Finale: A guide for quixotic candidates running vanity campaigns in unwinnable districts

Missouri Independent: Opposition to Missouri marijuana amendment creating strange political bedfellows

P-D: Doctors warn of health effects of legalizing marijuana in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Amendment 1 would expand state treasurer’s investment options; thoughts from former state Rep. Aaron Griesheimer (R-Washington)

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri voters to choose whether to make National Guard its own department

SE Missourian: Local residents take advantage of Missouri’s new no-excuse early voting (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Washington Missourian: No-excuse voting for Nov. 8 election starts in Missouri

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Missouri voters can report “intimidation” at polls directly to U.S. Attorney and FBI

St. Louis Public Radio: Ashcroft defends Missouri’s voter photo ID and library oversight proposal

Iowa Capital Dispatch, via Missouri Independent: USDA announces another $60 million of grants and loans for rural Missouri internet

CDT: Mizzou Academy gets $7.5 million from DESE to update child care training videos

KCUR: Teachers in Missouri quitting because of state lawmakers’ “Parents’ Bill of Rights” surveillance proposal

St. Louis Public Radio: A red flag law could have prevented St. Louis school shooting

P-D: Police: FBI background check blocked gun sale to accused St. Louis school shooter (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Despite new battery factory, Missouri not stocking the state fleet with EVs (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Event promo: ‘UnMasc’ storytelling event fights toxic masculinity and patriarchal societies

SNL: Missouri hunters killed 8 bears during the 2022 bear-hunting season

Joplin Globe: COVID-19 cases low, but flu could be widespread

P-D endorsements: No endorsement for Trudy Busch Valentine, a “platitude-spouting novice with no chance of victory”; Cori Bush spent first term auditioning for membership in the “Squad”; Trish Gunby correct to highlight Ann Wagner’s MAGA enabling; Missouri Dems failed to select viable candidate for state auditor (get around stltoday paywall here)

10/26/22: Combest on impending Trudy Busch Valentine postmortems: “A common misperception among my Republican brethren is that The Media™ loves Democratic candidates. That’s only half true; The Media™ loves Democratic candidates only as long as those candidates are useful.”

P-D editorial: We won’t be fooled again by marijuana interests, and Missourians shouldn’t either. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen op-ed: Local environmentalist Dan Chiles: Missouri Republicans are enabling dirty air and water and allowing foreigners to purchase farmland (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

P-D letter: Richmond Heights teen girl wants Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley to raise age limit for buying guns, says her gun safety fears are “mentally draining” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian letter: Kirkwood man says that by coronating Trudy Busch Valentine, the Missouri Democratic Party “has announced to liberal Missourians that our interests will never take priority”

Springfield Daily Citizen letter: Greene County Republican Central Committee Chair Danette Proctor: Why Eric Schmitt is the best choice for U.S. Senate (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Charles woman expresses anger at Eric Schmitt over form letter she received AG’s office nineteen (19) months ago (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT letter: Missouri State Troopers Association Executive Director Kemp Shoun: Amendment 3 ad is misleading (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Joplin Globe letter: Lamar octogenarian predicts negative effects from Missouri’s marijuana legalization

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