The Missouri Senate race in 2010
On January 8th, GOP Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond of Missouri announced that he would not seek re-election. Bond has a long, distinguished career in Missouri and national politics and has held his current Senate seat since 1986. He’s a fairly dependable conservative vote, with an 82.5% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union. He disappoints hard-core conservatives on occasion, as with his recent support for | Read More »
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: Kenny Hulshof Gets Bit By Campaign Stupids
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof (current U.S. House of Representative from MO-09) unveiled his education plan today. Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof said Missouri has a problem. The state ranks 47th in expenditures for higher education. Hulshof said that is unacceptable and that if elected he would funnel more money to the state’s colleges and universities as well as increase scholarships to needy students. ~snip~ | Read More »
Missouri Primary Election Report Synopsis
The Missouri Primary Election was held Tuesday, August 5th. As of 11:40PM, only a few precincts had not reported. Congressman Kenny Hulshof defeated State Treasurer Sarah Steelman in a hotly contested Republican primary. Kenny will be facing “Wrong Way” Jay Nixon in the general.
MO-GOV: Hulshof v Steelman Debate II
Sarah Steelman and Kenny Hulshof met for their final debate before next month’s primary. The debate was hosted by KY3, a Springfield, MO NBC affiliate. As with the KMOX debate I took down some notes on their responses to the questions. I have also included my thoughts (including an endorsement) at the end. I have included links to the video of each question. Just follow | Read More »
MO-GOV: Hulshof v Steelman Debate Notes
GOP Gubernatorial candidates Sarah Steelman and Kenny Hulshof debated today on KMOX’s Mark Reardon Show. You can find audio of the debate on the show’s website. I’ll include a few of my own comments at the end along with a few other items of interest.
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.
MO-GOV: Steelman v. Hulshof for the Republican Nomination [Updated: Kinder Endorses Hulshof]
Since the surprise announcement by Missouri Governor Matt Blunt that he would not seek re-election, the race for the GOP nomination has been anything but ordinary. The two candidates are U.S. Representative Kenny Hulshof (MO-09) and Missouri State Treasurer Sarah Steelman. A local blog, the Relevant Elephant, has conducted interviews with both candidates. Rep Hulshof’s can be found here while Steelman’s can be found here. | Read More »