Monday, October 7, 2016

The last day of the campaign….

 

Where Koster Is Today

10AM, Chris Koster will stop by a GOTV office in Columbia. Koster will be meeting with volunteers to spur on the campaign’s GOTV effort…

1PM, Koster will stop by a GOTV office in Springfield. Koster will be meeting with volunteers to spur on the campaign’s GOTV effort…

4PM, Koster will stop by a GOTV office in Clay County. Koster will be meeting with volunteers to spur on the campaign’s GOTV effort…

7PM, Koster will hold a GOTV rally with Jason Kander in St. Louis. Koster and Kander will make one final pitch to supporters and volunteers about getting out the vote to elect Democrats up and down the ballot….

 

Where Greitens Is Today

9:30AM - Columbia Rally, Columbia Regional Airport

Also in attendance: Mike Parson, Josh Hawley, Eric Schmitt

10:45 AM – Hannibal Rally, Hannibal Regional Airport

Also in attendance: Entire GOP Statewide Ticket

Noon - Kirksville Rally, Kirksville Regional Airport

Also in attendance: Entire GOP Statewide Ticket

1:15PM - St. Joseph Rally, Rosecrans Memorial Airport

Also in attendance: Entire GOP Statewide Ticket

2:30PM - Lee’s Summit Rally, Lee’s Summit Airport

Also in attendance: Entire GOP Statewide Ticket

3:45 - Joplin Rally, Joplin Regional Airport

Also in attendance: Roy Blunt, Mike Parson, Eric Schmitt

5PM - Springfield Rally, Springfield-Branson National Airport

Also in attendance: Roy Blunt, Mike Parson, Eric Schmitt

6:30PM - Cape Girardeau Rally, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport

Also in attendance: Mike Parson, Eric Schmitt

8:30PM - St. Louis Rally

Greitens Crestwood Campaign Office, 9815 Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63126

Also in attendance: Mike Parson, Eric Schmitt

 

Where Nixon Is Today

Jay Nixon will be in St. Louis to visit Moline Elementary School in the Riverview Gardens School District to meet with students, teachers, and administrators and discuss the district's Annual Performance Report…

MOScout reader: Because God forbid the guy actually (gasp!) campaign for a fellow Democrat... in the election that has the potential to essentially seal Dems' fate as permanent minority in the state and obliterate key Dem interest groups.

 

Poll Follow-Up

MOScout Weekly Poll results (see full results here):

Q: The candidates in the General Election for President of the United States are the Republican Donald Trump, the Democrat Hillary Clinton the Libertarian Gary Johnson, Constitution Party candidate Darrell Castle and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?

Donald Trump: 52%

Hillary Clinton: 41%

Gary Johnson: 3%

Jill Stein: 2%

Darrell Castle: 0%

Undecided: 3%

 

Q: The candidates in the General Election for Governor are the Democrat Chris Koster, the Republican Eric Greitens, the Libertarian Cisse Spragins, Green Party candidate Don Fitz and Independent Lester Turilli. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?

Eric Greitens: 47%

Chris Koster: 46%

Cisse Spragins: 2%

Don Fitz: 1%

Lester Turilli: 1%

Undecided: 3%

 

Q: The candidates in the General Election for Missouri Lieutenant Governor are the Republican Mike Parson, the Democrat Russ Carnahan, the Libertarian Steven Hedrick and Green Party candidate Jennifer Leach. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?

Russ Carnahan: 46%

Mike Parson: 43%

Steven Hedrick: 4%

Jennifer Leach: 2%

Undecided: 6%

 

Q: The candidates in the General Election for Missouri Secretary of State are the Republican John (Jay) Ashcroft, the Democrat Robin Smith and the Libertarian Chris Morrill. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?

John (Jay) Ashcroft: 49%

Robin Smith: 39%

Chris Morrill: 4%

Undecided: 8%

 

Q: The candidates in the General Election for State Treasurer are the Republican Eric Schmitt, the Democrat Judy Baker, the Libertarian Sean O’Toole and Green Party candidate Carol Hexem. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?

Eric Schmitt: 48%

Judy Baker: 40%

Sean O’Toole: 4%

Carol Hexem: 3%

Undecided: 7%

 

Q: The candidates in the General Election for Missouri Attorney General are the Republican Josh Hawley and the Democrat Teresa Hensley. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?

Josh Hawley: 50%

Teresa Hensley: 41%

Undecided: 9%

 

MOScout Guru Contest

Send me your picks (dave@moscout.com) for all the statewide races: US Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Attorney General, as well as Senate 1 (Sifton-Jotte) and Senate 19 (Webber-Rowden), and tie-breaker is Donald Trump % in Missouri.

Send in your picks by Midnight to be in the contest

 

More Obama Commutations

On Friday President Barack Obama granted commutation of sentence to 72 individuals.  Here are the ones with a Missouri connection:

Terrance Everett Fuller – St. Louis, MO

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; Eastern District of Missouri

Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 26, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Christopher G. Rhodes – St. Louis, MO

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Eastern District of Missouri

Sentence: 294 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (September 18, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jeffery William Strain – Kansas City, MO

Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, actual, 50 grams, or more; manufacture methamphetamine, actual, 50 grams or more; Western District of Missouri

Sentence: 292 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (December 15, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

 

eMailbag KC Star’s Editorial “Lurch”

The one "long time observer" that you quote at length appears to be just a tad biased him/her self.

I have not had a chance to assess the editorial quality of the Kansas City Star post-firings but can anyone argue with a straight face that either the Post or the Star were in anyway reasonable to alternative views in the past?  Their bald-faced, unbridled pandering to the progressive, leftist agenda was so predictable as to be stale and tiresome. 

The angst I see exhibited over the editorial board offering a fresh viewpoint is remarkable and probably says more about the political bent of these "hand-wringers" themselves than it does the thousands of readers who might now, at long last, be exposed to a fair, thoughtful analysis of political and cultural events in the bistate area.

 

eMailbag on Hiding Donor Identities

Cynical reader:  We have known for a while you can hide contributions like that. So, why didn't RAI do that for Amendment 3?

 

Help Wanted

See this job posting for UnitedHealth Group’s Health Plan CEO…

The CEO Position directs the strategic development, growth and operations of the Missouri health plan. This role has overall accountability to meet revenue, membership and operating income objectives, develop key provider affiliations, establish an influential relationship with the state, direct and effectively develop strategic goals into specific business plans, and create a successful, collaborative team of people to achieve these goals.

This role is critical to serving as the 'account manager' for the State of Missouri relationship, managing all aspects of profit-and-loss, driving overall performance, leading strategic planning and managing a state-based operation through a matrix team…   See it here.

 

$5K+ Contributions

Friends of Caleb Rowden - $15,047 from Central Missouri Senate Republican.

Koster for Missouri - $7,500 from Coca-Cola.

Koster for Missouri - $8,129 from Working America Coalition AFL-CIO.

Greitens for Missouri - $5,001 from Shane Cordes.

Greitens for Missouri - $5,001 from Mike Cook.

Tishaura O Jones for Mayor - $85,883 from Citizens for Tishaura O Jones.

Friends of Caleb Rowden - $15,600 from Missouri Senate Campaign Committee.

Freedom Incorporated - $25,000 from Koster for Missouri.

 

Birthdays

Happy birthdays to Congressman Sam Graves, Sen. David Sater, former Rep. Doug Ervin (the big 5-0) and Jarad Falk.