Wednesday, June 7, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Politico: Wesley Bell, the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, mounting a bid for the Democratic nomination in Missouri

Missouri Independent: St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell (D) enters Missouri’s U.S. Senate race

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Daniel Desrochers: “Emanue [sic] Cleaver,” Schmitt weigh in on passport bureaucracy (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

johncombest_com on Twitter: Don’t take it personal, Rep. Cleaver – the KC Starbois take an “L” every week.

The Missouri Times: Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) announces his candidacy for secretary of state

Warrensburg Star-Journal: Sen. Hoskins announces run for secretary of state

P-D: With focus on voter fraud, Hoskins launches run for Missouri’s top election post (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Hoskins launches campaign to become Missouri’s top election official

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on GOP secretary of state primary (0:30); Shane Schoeller (1:55); how elections and campaigns have changed in Greene County and other non-urban counties (2:35); Schoeller’s challenges (4:30); VLTs and sports betting (6:25); how Jim Lembke’s organization will benefit Hoskins and Eigel (7:45); Denny Hoskins’ status as the favorite in SOS primary (8:00); signs pointing to a Caleb Rowden campaign (9:00); Jay Ashcroft vs. Mike Kehoe vs. Bill Eigel (18:15); liberals’ fascination with Steve Tilley (21:15); Senate District 15 primary and David Gregory (22:30); Kurtis Gregory vs. Doug Richey (24:55)

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Hard-right Missouri state senator launches Republican campaign for secretary of state; “Hoskins’ comments echo debunked theories about the prevalence of voter fraud” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missourinet: Highlights of Missouri Legislature’s proposed budget for Department of Mental Health; insights from Director Valerie Huhn

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Rep. Bill Hardwick (R-Waynesville) on protecting minors from transsexual surgeries and hormones; initiative petition changes; GOP gov primary; more

SNL: Springfield City council affirms support for LGBTQ community; humanoid with “they” pronouns describes terror of dealing with Missouri lawmakers’ actions, “microaggressions … and a feeling of unease”

St. Louis Public Radio: 20 school districts are asking for an exemption from Missouri’s standardized tests

P-D: Missouri board of education disciplines Hazelwood teacher for breaking her contract (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Revenue makes it more convenient for CDL holders to fulfill certification requirements; thoughts from Missouri Trucking Association’s Tom Crawford

St. Louis Public Radio: Black vultures are becoming a big headache for Missouri livestock producers; Legislature appropriated $1.6 million to help learn more about the birds’ behavior 

Washington Missourian: Missouri Department of Conservation says black bear encounters likely to increase as population grows

Missourinet: Missouri executes man who murdered two unarmed jail workers

P-D editorial: By awarding contract to Choose Life Marketing, Missourians’ tax dollars are suppressing women (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Lynn Schmidt: Missouri Dems’ silence on Cori Bush is deafening (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Free Beacon’s Joseph Simonson: Lucas Kunce’s $50K Magic card collection earns him an ethics complaint (link via Gregg Keller on Twitter)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Missouri couple questions Children’s Division rule that denied them foster children (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: MacArthur Justice Center’s Megan Crane and Amy Breihan: With execution of murderer Michael Tisius, Gov. Parson shows he’s not really “pro-life”; Missouri should change its nickname to the “Shame-Me State” (avoid Kansas City Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Missouri NAACP President Nimrod Chapel: NAACP Travel Advisory in Missouri still in effect

KC Star letter: Kansas City septuagenarian says Christianity has no place in Missouri’s public schools John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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