Tuesday, June 14, 2016

AG Candidates Buy TV

Looks like Josh Hawley is going up on the air. (See ad contract here).  He’ll beat his primary opponent Sen. Kurt Schaefer to the TV.


Democrat Jake Zimmerman has bought TV time for next month (see contract here) with no sign so far from Teresa Hensley.


Josh Hawley announced the endorsement of Rick Santorum.


Krewson for Mayor

Alderwoman Lyda Krewson announced (on YouTube) that she’s running for St. Louis City mayor.  See it here“St. Louis has strong bones and a good heart. I’m determined to build on these strengths instead of giving into our challenges, to create safer neighborhoods for all, to modernize government and to create jobs.”


Another Greitens Ad

Here’s the new Greitens ad. The tagline is “Eric Greitens. Conservative. Patriot.”  See it here.  He promises to stand up to the corrupt politicians who are hurting people.


Nixon for President?

The mighty Jason Rosenbaum mentions the possibility of Governor Jay Nixon being tapped to become the UM System president.  See it here.

Pull Quote: Nixon will leave the governorship at the beginning of 2017. And that’s stoked some talk about what the Democratic chief executive plans to do next. Some political observers have theorized that Nixon, who received his undergraduate and law degrees from Mizzou, might try to become the University of Missouri System president. That possibility almost certainly prompted unsuccessful legislation in 2015 to bar the University of Missouri System's Board of Curators from appointing the governor who named them to the board as president. (Nixon has appointed every member of that board.)


Nixon Signs Career Tech Bill

The press release from Elizabeth Lauber who led the charge on the bill… “Today Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed into law State Senator Gary Romine’s bill, SB 620, which authorizes the State Board of Education in consultation with the newly formed CTE Advisory Council to establish minimum requirements for a CTE certificate that students can earn in addition to a high school diploma.  House Representative Kathy Swan had similar legislation and served as the House handler when final passage of the Senate bill occurred on the House floor…”


Roe Emerges

After the loss of his presidential campaign, Jeff Roe does a round of media.

See the Huffington Post interview here. (“I can see a Trump victory. I can see a Clinton blowout. And I think we’ll end up somewhere between. What is almost assured is how lonely he will be in victory. Good luck if you’re a Senate Republican in a swing state anticipating turnout shifts…”)


See Politico interview here.  (“We're talking about actual raw media share. What percent of the media is talking about your campaign, and is it positive or negative?... And in that campaign--just take, in the most, you know, exclusive part of the campaign for us at the end, when Donald had, by any measurement, roughly a billion, but I think the raw number is 888 million in the last two months and we had 424, and Kasich had 71.”)


Maxwell LTE from DC

Former Lieutenant Governor Joe Maxwell wrote a letter to the editor in the Post-Dispatch regarding HB 1414.  See it here.

Observer: The most interesting part of this is that he lists his address as D.C. - apparently Joe has Mexico, Mo., in his rear-view mirror. Strike him from any future candidate speculation...



The Missouri Democratic Party sent a blast e-mail Monday promoting the June 17-18 state convention at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. Part of the pitch: “From President Harry S. Truman to Governor Mel Carnahan, our Party has played a prominent role in supporting common sense approaches to governing that advocate for Missouri’s working families and keeping our government accountable.” Is there some actual thought behind ignoring the service of the two Democratic governors since Mel Carnahan – Bob Holden and Jay Nixon, wrapping his second term? Or is there a strategy behind the none-too-vague implication that the Democratic Party’s role has shrunken in the nearly 16 years since Governor Carnahan died? This is especially weird, since Nixon is supposed to be titular head of the state party. And no mention of Claire McCaskill


Today’s Events

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SOS candidate Jay Ashcroft – “Grand Old Picnic” – St. Louis.


Lobbyists Registrations

Richard McIntosh and Zach Brunnert added Asynchrony Labs.


$5K+ Contributions

Greitens for Missouri - $100,000 from Julian Robertson/

MO Drive Fund - $10,000 from DRIVE Committee.

Midwest Region Laborers’ Political League Education Fund - $6,584 from Laborers Supplemental Dues Fund.

The Committee to Elect Steve Butz - $10,500 from Stephen Butz.

Koster for Missouri - $73,00 from IBEW PAC Voluntary Fund.

Ashcroft for Missouri - $10,000 from Trailine Corp.

Local 610 Political Action Committee Fund - $25,000 from IBT Drive Committee.

MO Republican Party – $20,000 from Enterprise Holdings Inc. PAC.

SEIU Missouri State Council PAC - $40,000 from SEIU MO/KS State Council.

Hawley for Missouri - $12,500 from Menlo Smith.

Missouri Democratic State Committee - $10,000 from Telephone Contact.

Missouri Democratic State Committee - $35,000 from Enterprise Holdings Inc.

Missouri Democratic State Committee - $10,000 from Ameren Missouri.



Happy birthday to Judi Roman.