governor's race http://kbia.org en Candidates emerging for Missouri 2016 governor's race http://kbia.org/post/candidates-emerging-missouri-2016-governors-race <p>Missouri Congressmember Blaine Luetkemeyer says he will consider a 2016 run for governor after his re-election bid this year for the U.S. House.</p><p>The Republican from Missouri's 3rd Congressional District said Monday he has been encouraged by party members, donors and friends to consider running for governor.</p><p>Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is barred by term limits from seeking re-election. But others already are positioning to succeed him.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 13:28:52 +0000 Associated Press 53227 at http://kbia.org Candidates emerging for Missouri 2016 governor's race Republican governors group puts $1.5M into Mo. http://kbia.org/post/republican-governors-group-puts-15m-mo <p>Victory has resulted in some immediate financial support for Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence.</p><p>The Republican Governors Association gave $1.5 million to its Missouri affiliate Wednesday &mdash; a day after Spence easily won a four-way Republican primary for the right to challenge Democratic Governor Jay Nixon. The Missouri political action committee can either pass the money on to Spence&#39;s campaign or spend it directly to support him or oppose Nixon. The national group also gave the Missouri affiliate $250,000 in late July.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 13:28:05 +0000 Associated Press 19052 at http://kbia.org Republican governors group puts $1.5M into Mo. Nixon's re-election war chest grows http://kbia.org/post/nixons-re-election-war-chest-grows <p>Gov. Jay Nixon is building a big bank account for his re-election campaign.Finance figures released Monday show Nixon raised $2.1 million from April through June and had $7.6 million in his account at the start of July.&nbsp;</p><p>Nixon&#39;s campaign said it was his strongest fundraising quarter this election cycle and that his bank account is twice as large as it was at a similar point in July 2008.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:22:56 +0000 Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 17658 at http://kbia.org Nixon's re-election war chest grows Abortion foe enters race for governor http://kbia.org/post/abortion-foe-enters-race-governor <p>Another candidate joined the Missouri gubernatorial race today. Candidate Fred Sauer&nbsp;currently heads Missouri Roundtable for Life, a group that opposes abortion and embryonic stem cell research.</p><p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 22:57:36 +0000 Associated Press 11275 at http://kbia.org Abortion foe enters race for governor