Thursday, June 18, 2015

House 75 Hand Off?

Alan Gray started a campaign committee to run for House 75.  The current incumbent, Rochelle Walton Gray, is term limited.  Alan is the husband of Rochelle.

See the paperwork here.


Randles Hints at July Announcement…

From Bev Randles’ latest email blast… We're less than two weeks away from July, and away from some incredibly exciting times -- and important moments -- as my Exploratory Committee for Lieutenant Governor continues to evolve.


Zimmerman Fundy

Jake Zimmerman’s  June 30, end-of-quarter AG fundraiser lists about 175 hosts, including…

Reps. Alan Green, Sue Meredith, Sharon Pace, Tishaura Jones Chuck Hatfield, James  Buford, Thomas Carnahan, Rita Heard Days, Hazel Erby, Jeff Mazur, Vince Schoemehl, Wes Shoemyer, Gloria Boyer, Allison Bruns, Stacy Clay, Steve Cousins, Ed Finkelstein, Jerry Glick, Jen Haro and Dan White, Jason Growe, Tim Person, Kathleen Sorkin, Sara Howard and Tony Wyche, and Pat Yaeger…


Dogan Named to RSLC Board

The press release: Today the Republican State Leadership Committee’s (RSLC) Future Majority Project (FMP) named Missouri State Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin) to its 2015-2016 Board...

The Future Majority Project seeks to recruit, train, and elect Republican candidates from diverse communities on the state and local level who better represent the full diversity of America. In 2013-2014, FMP recruited hundreds of new candidates and elected 43 new leaders to office. Also announced in today’s re-launch, FMP aims to recruit 250 new, diverse candidates this cycle and see 50 of those candidates appointed or elected to office….


Time Capsule Suggestions

The press release: [Today] the Office of Administration will open a 100-year old time capsule which was removed from the cornerstone of the Missouri State Capitol last week… On July 3, a new Missouri time capsule will be placed to honor the 100th anniversary of the Missouri State Capitol cornerstone, and Gov. Jay Nixon has invited Missourians to weigh in on what should be included….


Snarky suggestions from one reader… John Diehl's cell phone, Photo of Jay Nixon on the third floor (if you can find one), bust of Rush Limbaugh


Coming Tomorrow: Next Round in KS Experiment Argument?

Every month it seems those arguing over the “Kansas experiment” point to the jobs report to make their case.  So get ready for the next round… tomorrow the May 2015 Labor Report will be released.


Greitens: Nixon Contribution is Corruption “At Its Worst”

He’s a little late to the game, but Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens comes in strong calling Governor Jay Nixon corrupt…

"This is what happens when career politicians run amok in Jefferson City. Once again, Governor Nixon has bowed down to the special interests, instead of standing up for working people. He should return the pay-to-play money immediately because this is politics and corruption at it's worst. What Missouri needs is strong, trusted leaders who will do what’s right, not what’s politically profitable."


Silvey Before Congress

From Rep. Ryan Silvey’s Facebook: Today I had the privilege of testifying before Congress in the House Budget Committee. The hearing was on the importance of balancing the Federal Budget. I was asked to provide testimony from the viewpoint of someone who has written balanced budgets at the state level. It was certainly an interesting experience and I'm thankful Chairman Price and Congresswoman Hartzler invited me to participate…


eMailbag: on Senate 1

From a Democrat: “Senate 1 is going to make me cry…”


eMailbag: on MO Family Homophob-theatrics

Reader 1: This study in fact shows that lifting the ban will alleviate blood shortages and save lives.

Reader 2: MO FPC, MO Family Network and Concerned Women for America are all in the same club. They all become flummoxed at the idea of sex. Period.


Today’s Events

From Mary Scruggs’ indispensable events calendar:

Rep. Denny Hoskins Golf – Hidden Pines Country Club – Warrensburg.

Rep. Stephen Webber Reception – Shakespeare’s South, 3911 Peachtree – COMO – 5:30-7PM.


Lobbyists Registrations

Samuel Richardson II added World Wide Recycling Equipment Sales LLC.

Josh McCarroll deleted Missouri Home Care Union, and AFSCME Council 72.


$5K+ Contributions

MO Republican Party - $10,000 from Orscheln Management Co.

Koster for Missouri - $25,000 from RightChoice Managed Care Inc.

Hanaway for Governor Inc - $15,000 from Stephen Brauer.

Hanaway for Governor Inc - $10,000 from Samuel Hais.

MO Demcoratic State Committee - $7,500 from Anheuser Busch Companies.



Happy birthday to Logan Thompson (43).