sarah steelman http://kbia.org en Jo Ann Emerson to retire from US House http://kbia.org/post/jo-ann-emerson-retire-us-house <p>At least two Missouri Republicans have confirmed interest in succeeding U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson after her planned retirement. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:58:49 +0000 Associated Press 25355 at http://kbia.org Jo Ann Emerson to retire from US House Steelman third in Republican race for US Senate, puts support behind Akin http://kbia.org/post/steelman-third-republican-race-us-senate-puts-support-behind-akin <div style="MARGIN: 0px"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">About two dozen Sarah Steelman supporters gathered last night at Alex&#39;s Pizza Palace, a favorite local hangout in Rolla. They hoped she would win the Republican US Senate nomination. But just after 10, Steelman conceded and threw her support behind US Representative Todd Akin. She said one plus to losing would be catching up on life at home.</span></font></span></font> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 13:55:01 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 18979 at http://kbia.org Steelman third in Republican race for US Senate, puts support behind Akin "Right to Pray" amendment passes http://kbia.org/post/right-pray-amendment-passes <p></p><p>Missouri voters voiced their support for Amendment 2 yesterday.</p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 06:42:11 +0000 Kellie Moore 18954 at http://kbia.org "Right to Pray" amendment passes The August primary in photos http://kbia.org/post/august-primary-photos <p>KBIA doesn&#39;t have much in the way of photojournalists, but we&#39;ve got some smart reporters with some pretty smart smartphones! &nbsp;Our news team spent most of the night in the field with the candidates as they waited for election results to come in and they had their twitter accounts fired up the whole time. &nbsp;Check out our online coverage <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kbia">@kbia</a>&nbsp;or at on the #midmovotes hashtag. &nbsp;We&#39;ve compiled a few of our twitpics here.</p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:49:50 +0000 Scott Pham 18949 at http://kbia.org The August primary in photos Missouri primary elections live blog http://kbia.org/post/missouri-primary-elections-live-blog <p><strong>UPDATE: 10:13PM:</strong></p><p>The AP calls the democratic nomination for Susan Montee (Lt. Governor) and the republican nomination for Akin (US Senate). &nbsp;Though we&#39;re still waiting on over 1,000 precincts statewide, so stay tuned.</p><p>Every single Boone County precinct is in. &nbsp;Recapping, again, the important races:</p><p>Northern District Commissioner: Bormann&nbsp;just barely inched ahead with 59 votes. &nbsp;This one was a hair raiser!</p><p>District 44 State Representative: 29-year old republican Caleb Rowden takes his party&#39;s nomination. &nbsp;He&#39;ll face democrat Ken Jacob.</p><p>District 47 State Representative: John Wright easily takes the democratic party&#39;s nomination. &nbsp;He&#39;ll face 29 year-old Mitch Richards (what&#39;s with all the 29 year-olds?).</p><p>Governor: Republican David Spence will face incumbent Jay Nixon in the fall. &nbsp;</p><p>Attorney general: Republican Ed Martin will face democrat Chris&nbsp;Koster&nbsp;in November.</p><p>Lt. Governor: Democrat Susan&nbsp;Montee. &nbsp;No clear winner yet between republicans Brad Lager and Peter Kinder.</p><p>District 4 US Representative: Republican Vicky&nbsp;Hartzler will face democrat Teresa&nbsp;Hensly&nbsp;in the fall.</p><p>Secretary of State: Jason&nbsp;Kander. &nbsp;Republican challengers are still in a three-way race. &nbsp;Shane Schoeller has pulled ahead slightly but we&#39;re still waiting on a few precincts.</p><p>Amendment 2: &nbsp;The AP has called &quot;Yes.&quot; &nbsp;Looks like a landslide to us, with 414,626 ayes to just 64, 018 nays. &nbsp;That&#39;s with over half the precincts in.</p><p><strong>UPDATE 10:00 PM:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Nearly all the precincts are in Boone County. &nbsp;State House district looks pretty good in favor of John Wright for the democrats. &nbsp;He&#39;ll be facing 29 year-old Mitch Richards in the fall. &nbsp;</p><p>The Northern District&nbsp;Commissioner race is the tightest we&#39;ve seen this August. &nbsp;With only 1 precincts left, Robbins is up over Bormann with just over 13 votes. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>UPDATE 9:30PM:</strong></p><p>Things are moving along! &nbsp;Nearly half of the votes are in statewide and a bunch of races have been called by the AP . Let&#39;s recap.</p><p>Governor: The AP has called the republican nomination for David Spence. &nbsp;He&#39;ll face incumbent Jay Nixon in the fall. &nbsp;</p><p>Attorney general: The AP is calling the republican nomination for Ed Martin. &nbsp;He&#39;ll face democrat Chris Koster in November.</p><p>Lt. Governor: The AP is calling the democratic nomination for Susan Montee. &nbsp;Brad Lager and Peter Kinder are still neck and neck in a tight race.</p><p>District 4 US Representative: Vicky Hartzler has called the republican nomination for herself. &nbsp;She&#39;ll face democrat Teresa Hensly in the fall</p><p>Secretary of State: Jason Kander has accepted the democratic nomination. &nbsp;Meanwhile, his republican challengers are in a three-way race that&#39;s too close to call.</p><p>Amendment 2: &nbsp;The AP has called &quot;Yes.&quot; &nbsp;Looks like a landslide to us, with 414,626 ayes to just 64, 018 nays. &nbsp;That&#39;s with over half the precincts in.</p><p><strong>UPDATE 9:15PM:</strong></p><p>Almost half of Boone County&#39;s precincts are reporting in. &nbsp;Robbins and Bormann are neck and neck for the Northern District Commissioner nomination. &nbsp;On the Democratic side, things are less even: Thompson leads Fugit in the double digits. &nbsp;We expect these races will be decided soon.</p><p><strong>UPDATE 9:08PM:</strong></p><p>Vicky Hartzler calls her win for the Republican nomination in the District 4 US Rep. race. &nbsp;Amendment 2 is poling at 52% but votes are still early. &nbsp;The AP is calling the GOP nomination for Ed Martin (Attorney General) and Dave Spence (Governor). &nbsp;More soon.</p><p><strong>UPDATE 8:45PM:</strong></p><p>We&#39;re at 11% precincts reporting statewide and we&#39;ve got our first non-absentee ballots from Boone County. &nbsp;Don Borman falls 7 points behind Lance Robbins in the Republican primary for the Northern Commissioner&#39;s seat. &nbsp;On the Democratic side, public defender Janet Thompson surges ahead with 60% of the vote. &nbsp;</p><p>In state rep. races, 29 year old Caleb Rowden is doing well in the republican race for the 44th. &nbsp;</p><p>In other news, it&#39;s slow going over here! &nbsp;Just about everyone and their mother is trying to get up-to-the second voting tallies from the Secretary of State&#39;s <a href="http://enr.sos.mo.gov/ENR/Views/TabularData.aspx?Status=TAllResults">website.&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;It&#39;s been crashing periodically throughout the evening . In a tweet, the Secretary said that new software and heavy traffic were slowing down the servers . They say they&#39;re looking for a solution.</p><p></p><p><strong>UPDATE 8:16PM:</strong></p><p>We&#39;re up to 2% precincts reporting, and results are pretty evenly spread in the Senate race between&nbsp;Steelman, Akin and&nbsp;Brunner. &nbsp;In the primary for the Governor race, Spence takes a hearty lead with 64% of these early votes. &nbsp;In the Lt. Governor&#39;s race, Lager and Kinder are neck and neck for the Republican primary, hovering around 25% of the votes. &nbsp;The the democratic primary, Susan Montee takes a solid lead.</p><p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:59:42 +0000 Scott Pham 18935 at http://kbia.org Missouri primary elections live blog Republican Primary will decide Sen. McCaskill's opponent http://kbia.org/post/republican-primary-will-decide-sen-mccaskills-opponent <p>Three Missouri Republicans are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill this November. &nbsp;All three have a strong chance of winning the GOP an extra Senate seat. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 18:56:29 +0000 Tim Lloyd 18917 at http://kbia.org Republican Primary will decide Sen. McCaskill's opponent Newscast for August 6, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-august-6-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Fire destroys Joplin mosque</li><li>Republican Senate primary heats up</li><li>'Right to pray' amendment on primary ballot</li></ul><p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:46:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 18865 at http://kbia.org Newscast for July 30, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-july-30-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Lt. Gov. Kinder and state Sen. Lager take jabs in debate</li><li>Sarah Palin endorses Steelman for Senate</li><li>Poll: Romney leads Obama by 9 percent</li></ul><p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 23:41:08 +0000 Kristofor Husted 18466 at http://kbia.org One race gets ugly, another gets cuddly, in Missouri primary contest http://kbia.org/post/one-race-gets-ugly-another-gets-cuddly-missouri-primary-contest <p>The leading Republican candidates for Missouri lieutenant governor seem to have adopted a personal tone in their contest.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 21:26:24 +0000 Associated Press 18459 at http://kbia.org One race gets ugly, another gets cuddly, in Missouri primary contest Newscast for July 25, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-july-25-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Steelman loans campaign $100,000</li><li>Corn growers endorse Nixon for governor</li><li>Nixon appoints new circuit judges</li></ul> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:20:50 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 18205 at http://kbia.org Steelman loans campaign $100,000 http://kbia.org/post/steelman-loans-campaign-100000 <p>Republican Sarah Steelman has loaned her U.S. Senate campaign an additional $100,000 for the final couple of weeks before Missouri&#39;s primary elections. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:57:34 +0000 Associated Press 18201 at http://kbia.org Steelman loans campaign $100,000 Steelman touts Palin endorsement in Mo. Senate bid http://kbia.org/post/steelman-touts-palin-endorsement-mo-senate-bid <p>Former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is backing Sarah Steelman in Missouri&#39;s Republican U.S. Senate primary.</p><p>Steelman touted Palin&#39;s endorsement as a potential boon in a GOP primary in which all three main candidates have been trying to appeal to conservatives.</p><p>Palin&#39;s statement praised Steelman as a &quot;commonsense conservative woman&quot; who has stood up to the political establishment &quot;to stop out of control spending and the destructive debt it leaves in its wake.&quot;</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:53:35 +0000 Associated Press 17755 at http://kbia.org Steelman touts Palin endorsement in Mo. Senate bid McCaskill to run for re-election http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-run-re-election <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has officially begun her re-election campaign, the first and only Democrat so far in a contest that has attracted several Republicans.</span></p><p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 22:39:11 +0000 Associated Press 11138 at http://kbia.org McCaskill to run for re-election Newscast for March 22, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-22-2012-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</span></p><ul><li>Missouri House passes $24 billion state education budget.&nbsp;</li><li>Missouri House panel endorses legislation making it a crime for federal officials to enforce the 2009 federal healthcare overhaul in the state.&nbsp;</li><li>Missouri schools adjusting curricula to meet national standards.&nbsp;</li><li>National Tea Party group endorses state Treasurer Sarah Steelman.&nbsp; Thu, 22 Mar 2012 22:51:30 +0000 Kaveh Kaghazi 11065 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 22, 2012 Tea party PAC backs Steelman in Missouri Senate race http://kbia.org/post/tea-party-pac-backs-steelman-missouri-senate-race <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A national tea party group has endorsed former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman in Missouri&#39;s Republican U.S. Senate primary. But numerous Missouri tea party groups say they are not taking sides in the race.</span></p><p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:23:26 +0000 Associated Press 11055 at http://kbia.org Tea party PAC backs Steelman in Missouri Senate race Newscast for February 29, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-29-2012-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</span></p><ul><li>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon&#39;s administration&nbsp;<span style="white-space: nowrap;">reports three fatalities from&nbsp;Tuesday&#39;s severe storms .&nbsp;</span></li><li>Republican US Senate candidate Sarah Steelman appoints speaker of the Missouri house as her campaign chairman.</li><li>Gov. Jay Nixon releases more than $5 million for education funding.&nbsp;</li></ul> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:50:52 +0000 Kaveh Kaghazi 9752 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 29, 2012 US Senate candidate Steelman chooses Tilley as campaign chairman http://kbia.org/post/us-senate-candidate-steelman-chooses-tilley-campaign-chairman <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman has recruited the speaker of the Missouri House to serve as her campaign chairman.</span></p><p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:21:01 +0000 Associated Press 9734 at http://kbia.org US Senate candidate Steelman chooses Tilley as campaign chairman Akin, Steelman debate in St. Louis http://kbia.org/post/akin-steelman-debate-st-louis <p>Two of the three Republican candidates running to challenge Senator Claire McCaskill in November squared off Tuesday in the first of what is sure to be several debates before the primary election. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 21:54:38 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 6781 at http://kbia.org