Tuesday, July 11, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Cori Bush, others join Interior Department official at site of new visitors center at Old Chain of Rocks Bridge; Biden rep says infrastructure PR tour has nothing to do with Biden’s re-election campaign (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Washington University law professor says federal court ruling on free speech could empower “racial, misogynistic, homophobic” ideas

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Scott Faughn praises quality of Crystal Quade’s announcement video (-12:00); how Quade’s 2024 loss sets her up for a competitive state Senate campaign down the road (-10:40); why Trudy Busch Valentine being talked into taking U.S. Senate loss is different than Quade taking Dems’ guv loss (-9:00); Quade’s success in building Missouri House Democrats’ campaign committee (-8:45); Quade’s inability to beat Mike Kehoe in a “who grew up more poor?” sympathy-fishing contest (-8:00); why Quade won’t win rural areas but could pick up suburban votes (-6:10); Branden Rathert reads listener feedback on sob-story campaigning (-4:20); futility of Democrats’ 2024 downballot campaigns (-4:00); Karla May’s natural advantage in U.S. Senate Democratic primary and her “can ya feel me?” debate against Josh Hawley (-2:50); Tishaura Jones texts (-1:30); Millie Faughn’s birthday! (-1:00)

SNL: Crystal Quade makes run for governor official at Big Momma’s

Springfield Daily Citizen: Crystal Quade launches campaign for governor on C-Street in Springfield

P-D: Democrat Crystal Quade launches campaign for governor, says she’s in sync with Missouri values (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Analysis: “Crystal Quade’s strong support of abortion rights could bolster her among voters incensed by the state’s near total ban on the procedure.” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Kansas City Star’s Jason Hancock and Crystal Thomas (8/9/19): Analysis: Nicole Galloway running for governor, may get national support; “(H)er interest in the race peaked when Parson signed legislation banning abortion in Missouri after eight weeks of pregnancy.”

Missouri Independent: Trial this week to decide boundaries of five Missouri Senate districts

P-D’s Joe Holleman: St. Louis mayor’s cursing cloaked the real news in her text exchanges; “(Richard) Callow also did what any good close advisor does: praise the client.” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Combest book: Our goal is not to establish an echo chamber comprised of sycophants who tell us what we want to hear. – Chapter 13: Isolation vs. Support

Combest book: Black female protagonist: “When I’m disrespected (on Twitter) by (veteran female political consultant), I know my #BossBabe posse will take up the fight.” – Chapter 8: The Mirage of Control, Security and Approval

P-D: Missouri auditor’s probe of former Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner’s office advances (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Missouri makes fentanyl testing tool legal in fight against overdoses (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Group that monitors St. Louis-area nursing homes pushes back on budget veto (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Missouri pays out nearly $1 million in latest worker harassment case; in 2013, Lebanese woman employed by Department of Corrections was mocked for her accent, which allegedly “brought plaintiff to tears” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Citywide plan for education in St. Louis lacks details, strategy (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Josh Hawley, Ron DeSantis illustrate GOP’s new anti-corporate approach (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Anti-business GOP: Missouri AG Andrew Bailey’s attack on Target Pride is big government at its worst (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Southeast Missourian’s Jon Rust: Q&A with Sen. Holly Thompson Rehder (R-Scott City) on her book, Cinder Girl (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Southeast Missourian Publisher Jon Rust: Sen. Holly Thompson Rehder’s memoir is powerful and important to read (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg: Missouri extended Medicaid postpartum benefits – but Republicans may have had ulterior motives

Missouri Independent’s Annelise Hanshaw: Thanks to Democratic Sen. Greg Razer, Missouri set to establish developmental standards for deaf children

P-D letter: Plano, TX septuagenarian thinks Josh Hawley is “an antisemitic racist” (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT letter: Jefferson City sexagenarian calls Gov. Parson “hard-hearted, hard-headed”

P-D letter: Former nurse responds to music critic Kevin Johnson’s refusal to attend Morgan Wallen concert, says job duties do not involve political opinions (get around stltoday paywall here) 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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