Randy Railsback

Randy Railsack to be 8th District Representative in Missouri House

Executive Director of the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission in Trenton, Randy Railsback of Hamilton, has won the race for 8th District Representative in the Missouri House. Railsback, who defeated three others, received 44 point six (44.6%) of the Republican Party vote in Tuesday’s primary. The closest was David Woody who got 33 percent of […]

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill

Audio: McCaskill delivers sharp criticism of U.S. Senate in her final speech on chamber floor

Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill had sharp words for her colleagues during her final prepared speech in the chamber’s floor Thursday. She was very direct in telling her colleagues that she’s worried about the Senate, calling it dysfunctional while quoting a British writer.     She said the Senate is functioning in a similar fashion […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Audio: Missouri State Representative Holly Rehder to Pre-file Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Legislation

A southeast Missouri lawmaker who has championed prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation for years thinks it will “make it over the finish line” in 2019. Sikeston State Representative Holly Rehder tells Missourinet that she and State Senator-Elect Tony Luetkemeyer of Parkville will pre-file the same bill today (Monday).     Rehder notes Missouri is […]

Branson Duck Boat

Audio: Missouri’s Senator-elect Hawley to reintroduce opponent McCaskill’s duck boat bill

Missouri Republican Senator-elect Josh Hawley plans to reintroduce Senator Claire McCaskill’s duck boat legislation in the new Congress.     Hawley released a statement Wednesday announcing his intention. McCaskill, a two-term Democrat who was defeated by Hawley in November’s election, filed her bill in August after 17 people died in July when a duck boat […]

Audio: Biden rallies in St. Louis area for McCaskill: “Our country’s character is on the ballot”

Former Vice President Joe Biden says there’s something different about this year’s election. During a stop last night in the St. Louis suburb of Bridgeton, he urges Missourians to vote next Tuesday for Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and eastern Missouri Congressional candidate Cort VanOstran.     During a Wednesday stop at the Machinists’ Hall […]

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill

Audio: McCaskill supports Trump’s handling of migrant caravan, is at odds with fellow Democrat

State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal has been highly critical on Twitter of Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and says McCaskill is not a Democrat. McCaskill campaign manager David Kirby tells reporters there’s no place in the party for Democrats like Chappelle-Nadal, who wished for the assassination of President Trump.     McCaskill campaign manager David Kirby […]

Josh Hawley

Audio: Senators Lindsey Graham, Cory Gardner make Missouri campaign stop for Hawley

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Cory Gardner are campaigning today in eastern Missouri for Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley. To a crowd of about 250 supporters in Chesterfield, Gardner, of Colorado, says Hawley will support Missouri’s conservative values.     Meanwhile, former Vice-President Joe Biden will be in eastern Missouri Wednesday to campaign for Hawley’s […]

Democratic Party

Audio: Progressive wing of party not happy McCaskill’s use of “crazy Democrats” phrase

Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is taking heat from the progressive wing of her party for a radio ad she’s running in her bid for reelection that refers to “crazy Democrats”. State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal of University City said McCaskill should clarify for those who might vote for her exactly who “crazy Democrats” are.   […]

Attorney General Josh Hawley and Senator Claire McCaskill Debate

Audio: Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and GOP Senate Nominee Josh Hawley clash at final debate

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and GOP Senate nominee Josh Hawley clashed over civility and numerous other issues during their third and final debate Thursday in Kansas City. The race’s tone was a debate topic. Hawley is concerned with what he calls a “culture of incivility”, as well as confrontation and violence.     Democratic Senator […]

Claire McCaskill

Audio: McCaskill thinks she would “win in a walk” if people knew who paid for political ads against her

Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she thinks she would “win in a walk” if people knew who paid for political ads against her. The Democrat is seeking re-election next month.     McCaskill, who faces Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley, is considered one of the most vulnerable U.S. Senate incumbents. She has taken on […]

Attorney General Josh Hawley and Senator Claire McCaskill Debate

Full Debate: Attorney General Josh Hawley and Senator Claire McCaskill Debate in St. Louis

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley said Thursday night that he opposed cutting Social Security and Medicare to help erase the nation’s ballooning deficits and debt. Breaking with a suggestion by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Hawley said that if cuts needed to be made, lawmakers should look at taking federal dollars from the Affordable […]

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill

Audio: McCaskill campaign claims hidden camera video is fraud, demands investigation with Hawley recusing himself

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill’s campaign claims the right-leaning Project Veritas has committed fraud in its production of hidden camera video of her and her staff.     McCaskill campaign manager David Kirby is calling on the State Attorney General’s office to investigate the activities as a violation of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. Kirby says […]