Missouri 2008 Election Post-Mortem
Well, the State of Missouri has finally been called for McCain (Woo hoo!), so I figured I’d write a statewide election results diary. There’s some good, some not so good, but overall, Republicans came out alright in the Show-Me-State this year. Because of Missouri’s similarities to the nation as a whole in terms of demographics and rural/urban mix, the state is always an interesting case | Read More »
MO-GOV: Hulshof Gets a Much Needed Boost
Republican candidate Kenny Hulshof has been badly trailing Democrat candidate Jay Nixon for the entire campaign season. Nixon started the season with a considerable advantage following a bitterly contested Republican primary between Hulshof and State Treasurer Sarah Steelman. Since the repeal of Missouri’s campaign finance law restricting contributions, Nixon has continued his fund raising advantage. He has collected $3.3 million in large sized contributions (those | Read More »
MO-GOV: Reformer Republican vs. Just Another R
Truth be told, Democrat Jay Nixon is likely to be the next governor of Missouri. Early pollshave him ahead of the likely Republican candidate by a solid 10+ point margin. But it’s early and the GOP primary matters even if the nominee ends up losing. Why you ask? Because Sarah Steelman is a Reformer Republican in a primary against the MO GOP establishment choice, Rep. | Read More »
MO-GOV: Show-Me the Money [Update: Hulshof Garners Another Endorsment]
Today was campaign finance filing day in MO and all three candidates released their numbers. There is a lot of bad news in here for the Republicans.