Thursday, October 12, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWIX (Moberly): U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer on Speaker selection process and Freedom Caucus antics

Missourinet: Recap of Luetkemeyer KWIX interview above, with quotes

Spectrum Local News’ Gregg Palermo: Briefs: U.S. House Speaker race; SEIU for Lucas Kunce; Mike Hamra vs. Crystal Quade; Dean Plocher vs. Holly Rehder

Spectrum Local News: Jewish community in St. Louis shows solidarity with Israel; comments from Josh Hawley

JCNT: Missouri Capitol dome to shine for Israel

KWTO (Springfield): The Elijah Haahr Show: Concerned Women for America’s Penny Nance on Hamas terror attacks and the path forward

Columbia Missourian: Extreme weather, finances drive drop in farm income

Missouri Independent: Federal farm bill debate includes hemp regulation as issue takes center stage in Missouri recall

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Frank Catanzaro, President of St. Louis Area Young Republicans and Chairman of the Missouri Young Republicans, talks with Scott Faughn about difference between Ukraine funding vs. Israel funding (3:05); the YRs’ mission and fellow leaders including Jamey Murphy, Mary Catherine McElhone and Seth York (5:15); Bill Eigel vs. Jay Ashcroft verbal confrontation at FreedomFest (8:30); who would win if Ashcroft supporters fought Eigel supporters (11:45); Kelton Turner losing bet by foolishly having faith in Mizzou football (13:30); overall thoughts on GOP governor primary (16:10); Vivek Malek vs. Cody Smith vs. Andrew Koenig in GOP state treasurer primary (21:10); David Gregory vs. Mark Harder vs. Jim Bowlin for Senate District 15 (25:30); Senate District 23 (34:30)

Combest, The Missouri Times, 1/2/23: 10 Things to Quit in 2023: Resulting: “For legislators, resulting might mean using a positive outcome (e.g., your lazy, non-fundraising ass got re-elected) as confirmation that your process (e.g., taking up space in the Capitol, being dead weight for your caucus, and hoping outside groups come save you in October) was valid. You should at least sponsor a bill this session to rename a park bench or something.”

P-D: Missouri Democrat Crystal Quade could face intraparty competition in bid for governor (get around stltoday paywall here)

KWTO (Springfield): House Speaker Dean Plocher announces bid for lieutenant governor (13:10); thoughts on state overspending (-9:15); pushing back on idea that Legislature got “nothing” done in 2023 session (-6:45); the problem with “conservatives versus conservatives” on social media (-3:45)

KC Star: Missouri Republican lawmakers Dean Plocher, Holly Rehder face off in race for Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe’s seat in 2024 (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Missouri House speaker formally enters race for No. 2 post in state government (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Dean Plocher officially joins GOP primary for Missouri lieutenant governor

P-D: Missouri AG candidate’s Sunshine Law lawsuit against St. Louis too long; judge says Elad Gross “purposefully mocks” court rules on style and brevity (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Dave Raithel to run for state representative again; Columbia Democrat lost 2022 election to Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) in 26-point heartbreaker

SNL: Missouri voter registration guide: Overview of presidential primaries vs. caucuses, registration reminders, more

JCNT: Missouri Supreme Court starting work to fill second vacancy

Columbia Missourian: Missouri WIC extends temporary handouts for fruit, vegetable purchases

KC Star: Fentanyl’s littlest victims: Dozens of babies, toddlers die in Missouri (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

JCNT: Cole County watching challenges to stacked marijuana taxes

SNL: Nearly 17,000 deer harvested over weekend in Missouri antlerless hunt

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri’s school safety grants for “bleeding kits” show why gun control should be on the table (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Bankers Association Chairman Adrian Breen: Hawley’s misguided bill on credit card interest rates opens Pandora’s Box on government intervention 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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