Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Greitens to Brunner: You’re a Coward

Yesterday the best episode of this Republican gubernatorial primary – so far! – occurred as the Post-Dispatch ran an article about a phone call between Eric Greitens and John Brunner. Brunner recorded it (unbeknownst to Greitens) and presumably handed it off to the Post. Listen to it here.

Greitens was the victim of an asymmetry of knowledge playing on a field of which he’s unware. As a result, he doesn’t sound very gubernatorial.  But really in this row, neither candidate probably won any votes.  Keep score at home? Winners: Peter Kinder and Chris Koster.


My 7-year old son was home sick with me when I played it on the computer.  I didn’t think he was listening, but a few minutes into it, he looked up across the room and asked: do they hate each other?  Um… yeah, sounds like it…


Eigel Invite

In Senate 23, Bill Eigel's next fundraiser – set for December 8 – lists incumbents who are throwing their lots against colleague Rep. Anne Zerr.  Topping the host committee is St. Charles state senator Bob Onder and recently exiting candidate Rep. Mark Parkinson.

Other legislators listed: Sens. Ed Emery, Dan Hegeman, Dave Schatz, and Rob Schaaf, Reps. Kurt Bahr, Paul Curtman, Andrew Koenig, and John Wiemann.

And GOP donors Tim Drury, Greg Hoberock and Menlo Smith.


Supreme Court Gives Death Row Inmate a New Trial

There’s been a long campaign to get Reggie Clemons a new trial; yesterday the Supreme Court ordered it.  See the Post-Dispatch article here.

Pull Quote: The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out first-degree murder convictions for Reginald Clemons, who had been sentenced to death for a 1991 double-murder on the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge…. The decision cited the findings of Michael Manners, a retired judge appointed as by the state's highest court as "special master" to review Clemons' case.


And clearing out the In-Box before the long weekend…


CNN reports that former Missouri politico, Marlon Marshall, is “the man behind Hillary Clinton’s African American outreach.”  See it here.
Dana Loesch pushes “super beets.”  See it here.


Bob Priddy says that the terrorists are winning.  See it here.


Changes according to the Missouri Accountability Portal… Yamini Alamelu Laks moved from Managing Counsel at the Department of Revenue to Associate General Counsel at the Office of the State Auditor. And  Samuel Rouke joined the Office of the Governor as an administrative assistant.


Today’s Events

From Mary Scruggs’ indispensable events calendar:

On Saturday…

Rep. Bob Burns Breakfast – The Pasta House, 6214 S. Lindbergh – St. Louis – 9AM

Rep. Rochelle Walton Gray Breakfast – Down Home Elegance – St. Louis – 10:30AM

Reps. Justin Hill & John Wiemann Trivia Night – Immaculate Conception – Dardenne Prairie – 6PM.


Lobbyists Registrations

Jeff Grisamore added Foster Management Inc, and Christie Development Associates LLC.

Timothy Michael Wolfe deleted University of Missouri System.

R Bowen Loftin deleted University of Missouri.


$5K+ Contributions

MBA Gateway Region PAC - $6,538 from Midwest BankCentre.

MO Freedom - $5,175 from Holman Schiavone LLC.

Safer Families for Missouri - $5,175 from Holman Schiavone LLC.

Teamsters Local Union No 688 Political Action Committee - $10,917 from Drive.

Missourians for John Brunner - $5,001 from Daniel Ruda.



Happy birthdays to Joe Lakin, Willis Jones, and former Rep. Bill Deeken.

Thursday: Jane Dueker, and Committeeman Damon Jones.

Friday: Ward Cook.

Saturday: Rep. Jeff Messenger, and former Rep. Ed Schieffer.

Sunday: Reps. Joe Don McGaugh and Mike Bernskoetter, and Peggy Nalls.


MOScout News

It’s a long weekend starting… NOW.   No Updates until Monday, No Weekly Summary or “Who Won the Week,” no Weekly Poll, and God willing, no Special Update.  See you Monday, Happy Thanksgiving!