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8:04 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Conservatives Rally At CPAC St. Louis

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Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 6:37 am

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.

Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri also cancelled, saying he was working on a deal even though the Senate wasn’t in session. That decision drew the ire of many conservatives.

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2:07 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Schaefer, Rowden talk Medicaid expansion, veto override vote at GOP meeting

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Rep. Caleb Rowden (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. 

Missouri’s GOP super-majority blocked every Democratic attempt to increase Medicaid eligibility in the state, calling the program an expensive, yet broken system.

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. 

Both the Missouri House and Senate have instituted interim committees that would study ways to reform Medicaid. Rowden said he hopes to be involved in the discussion.

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4:51 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Rifts surface in Missouri GOP

Missouri Republican Party Chairman Ed Martin is trying to push the state GOP to the right.

As the Conservative Political Action Conference takes place in Washington, D.C. this weekend – without some notable key players on the national Republican stage – a rift apparently is developing in the Missouri Republican Party, between new and veteran factions.

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2:20 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

In An Increasingly Red State, How Did Republicans Lose In Missouri?


Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 1:44 pm

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.

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4:48 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Gingrich raising cash, profile for Akin Senate bid

Credit Kristofor Husted / KBIA

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.

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6:44 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Newscast for August 14, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Schoeller discusses Speaker succession
  • Mo. Supreme Court declines to set execution dates
  • Missouri Republicans rally to start fall campaigns
5:47 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Missouri Republicans rally to start fall campaigns

Missouri GOP candidates for statewide office gathered in Jefferson City.
Jim Bowen Flickr

Missouri GOP candidates for statewide office are starting their fall campaigns with a call for teamwork among Republicans.

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8:41 am
Thu June 21, 2012

County GOP 'pachyderms' discuss election-year strategies

Missouri Senator Brad Lager spoke with Boone County Republicans Monday about GOP focus points in an election year.
Dan Molloy KBIA

Members of Missouri’s GOP say private sector growth and working with Democrats across the political aisle are key focus points for Republican candidates this election year. More than 30 local Republicans gathered at a Columbia Hy-Vee Monday, where discussions at the Boone County Pachyderm Club focused on the state economy.

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4:37 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Brunner airs first critical ad in Missouri GOP Senator bid

U.S. Senate candidate John Brunner has launched the first critical TV ad in Missouri's Republican Senate primary.

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5:11 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Wisconsin Senator Johnson aids Brunner in Missouri campaign

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is in Missouri hoping to help a man with a similar background score a similar victory.

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.

A Brunner spokesman said the campaign hopes to raise $50,000 from the fundraiser in suburban St. Louis.

8:23 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Missouri GOP goes after McCaskill on fundraising comment

A statement from Democractic Senator Claire McCaskill's office says: "Claire did nothing wrong and the Missouri Republican Party knows it."

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.

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