missouri gop http://kbia.org en Conservatives Rally At CPAC St. Louis http://kbia.org/post/conservatives-rally-cpac-st-louis Thousands of conservatives attended CPAC St. Louis on Saturday to listen to more than 40 conservative leaders and rising stars. There were a number of last-minute speaking cancellations for the conference. Members of the US House had to stay in DC to work on a fix to avoid a partial government shutdown.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri also </span>cancelled<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, saying he was working on a deal even though the Senate wasn&#8217;t in session. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:04:49 +0000 Chris McDaniel 41309 at http://kbia.org Conservatives Rally At CPAC St. Louis Schaefer, Rowden talk Medicaid expansion, veto override vote at GOP meeting http://kbia.org/post/schaefer-rowden-talk-medicaid-expansion-veto-override-vote-gop-meeting <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rep. Caleb </span>Rowden<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;(R-Columbia) and Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) heard from four supporters of Medicaid expansion at a legislative wrap-up session in Columbia Tuesday night. A little bit more than half of the one-hour meeting, hosted by the Boone County Pachyderms Club, was spent debating the expansion.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri’s GOP super-majority blocked every Democratic attempt to increase Medicaid eligibility in the state, calling the program an expensive, yet broken system.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supporters of the expansion said it would help low-income, working adults in Missouri who aren’t eligible for the program, but are too poor to afford their own insurance. Brian Smith of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center attended the meeting. He said when combined with cuts to Medicare provider reimbursements, the lack of Medicaid expansion would disproportionately hurt rural hospitals and might push them to close.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both the Missouri House and Senate have instituted interim committees that would study ways to reform Medicaid. </span>Rowden<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said he hopes to be involved in the discussion.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:07:03 +0000 Harum Helmy 35734 at http://kbia.org Schaefer, Rowden talk Medicaid expansion, veto override vote at GOP meeting Rifts surface in Missouri GOP http://kbia.org/post/rifts-surface-missouri-gop <p>As the <a href="http://conservative.org/cpac/2013/" target="_blank">Conservative Political Action Conference</a> takes place in Washington, D.C. this weekend – <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/03/15/174406970/cpac-goes-to-washington-can-they-rally-and-rebuild" target="_blank">without some notable key players</a> on the national Republican stage – a rift apparently is developing in the Missouri Republican Party, between new and veteran factions. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:51:55 +0000 Associated Press 30500 at http://kbia.org Rifts surface in Missouri GOP In An Increasingly Red State, How Did Republicans Lose In Missouri? http://kbia.org/post/increasingly-red-state-how-did-republicans-lose-missouri A week after the conservative losses at the polls, about 20 tea partiers gathered at a restaurant in North St. Louis County to listen to a few lecturers talk about a few ideas for the future: the flat tax and the fair tax. And yes, to commiserate about the recent past.<p>“If we can’t even elect a Republican president with Barack Obama as his opponent, how in God's name do we propose to eliminate the tax code?” Bill Hennessy, who helped found the St. Louis Tea Party, asked. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:20:04 +0000 Chris McDaniel 24814 at http://kbia.org In An Increasingly Red State, How Did Republicans Lose In Missouri? Gingrich raising cash, profile for Akin Senate bid http://kbia.org/post/gingrich-raising-cash-profile-akin-senate-bid <p>Shunned by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin is instead turning to former presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich to help raise his profile and cash in the closing week of his campaign. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:48:58 +0000 Associated Press 23684 at http://kbia.org Gingrich raising cash, profile for Akin Senate bid Newscast for August 14, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-august-14-2012-0 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Schoeller discusses Speaker succession</li><li>Mo. Supreme Court declines to set execution dates</li><li>Missouri Republicans rally to start fall campaigns</li></ul> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 23:44:19 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 19412 at http://kbia.org Missouri Republicans rally to start fall campaigns http://kbia.org/post/missouri-republicans-rally-start-fall-campaigns <p>Missouri GOP candidates for statewide office are starting their fall campaigns with a call for teamwork among Republicans. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:47:37 +0000 Associated Press 19408 at http://kbia.org Missouri Republicans rally to start fall campaigns County GOP 'pachyderms' discuss election-year strategies http://kbia.org/post/county-gop-pachyderms-discuss-election-year-strategies <p>Members of Missouri&rsquo;s GOP say private sector growth and working with Democrats across the political aisle are key focus points for Republican candidates this election year.&nbsp;More than 30 local Republicans gathered at a Columbia Hy-Vee&nbsp;Monday, where discussions at the Boone County Pachyderm Club focused on the state economy.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:41:24 +0000 Dan Molloy 16273 at http://kbia.org County GOP 'pachyderms' discuss election-year strategies Brunner airs first critical ad in Missouri GOP Senator bid http://kbia.org/post/brunner-airs-first-critical-ad-missouri-gop-senator-bid <p>U.S. Senate candidate John Brunner has launched the first critical TV ad in Missouri&#39;s Republican Senate primary. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 21:37:52 +0000 Associated Press 15370 at http://kbia.org Brunner airs first critical ad in Missouri GOP Senator bid Wisconsin Senator Johnson aids Brunner in Missouri campaign http://kbia.org/post/wisconsin-senator-johnson-aids-brunner-missouri-campaign <p>Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is in Missouri hoping to help a man with a similar background score a similar victory.</p><p>Johnson was attending a fundraiser and campaign event Wednesday for John Brunner, one of three prominent Republicans seeking to challenge Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill in November.</p><p>A Brunner spokesman said the campaign hopes to raise $50,000 from the fundraiser in suburban St. Louis.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 22:11:32 +0000 Associated Press 15034 at http://kbia.org Wisconsin Senator Johnson aids Brunner in Missouri campaign Missouri GOP goes after McCaskill on fundraising comment http://kbia.org/post/missouri-gop-goes-after-mccaskill-fundraising-comment <p>The Missouri GOP filed an ethics complaint yesterday against Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill. At issue are fundraising comments McCaskill made in an interview on MSNBC with Chris Mathews.</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:23:09 +0000 Fred Katz 13143 at http://kbia.org Missouri GOP goes after McCaskill on fundraising comment