Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway announces she won’t run for re-election in 2022
Nicole Galloway, the only Democrat who currently holds a statewide office in Missouri, announced Friday she won’t seek re-election in 2022. In an announcement posted on Twitter, Galloway called serving as auditor “the honor of my life.” She pointed to her husband and three sons, noting that in her decade in public office she has […]
Eric Schmitt joins Missouri race for U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Roy Blunt
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt officially jumped into the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, making him the second major Republican hopeful seeking to replace Roy Blunt. Schmitt’s decision comes after former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens jumped into the race earlier this week. Both made their announcements on Fox News. “Washington, D.C., needs […]
Eric Greitens announces he will run for Missouri’s open U.S. Senate seat
Disgraced former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, forced to resign in 2018 under an avalanche of scandals and felony charges, announced Monday evening that he will run for the U.S. Senate. The announcement, which Greitens made during an appearance on Fox News, came as little surprise. He had been publicly discussing entering the race for weeks, […]
Two weeks after Blunt bowed out, still no shortage of Republicans eyeing Senate run
Jay Ashcroft’s decision not to run to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt seems to have foreclosed GOP hopes of avoiding a contested 2022 primary. Nearly every prominent Republican in Missouri is now openly considering joining the race, with each seemingly convinced they have the clearest path to victory (and equally worried they’ll be the […]
Why does Missouri have a baker’s dozen of possible U.S. Senate candidates?
In winter 2007, weeks into my tenure in the state Senate, I prepared to board a flight back from Washington, D.C, and bumped into former U.S. Senator Jim Talent at the gate. I’d hosted a series of events for the Democrat who had defeated him a year earlier, Claire McCaskill, and been an active surrogate […]
Missouri’s Roy Blunt won’t run again in 2022, likely sparking crowded GOP senate primary
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt announced Monday he will not seek a third term, a shock to Missouri’s political system that could set off a scrum to replace him next year. In a message posted on social media, Blunt , 71, said that after “14 general election victories — three to county office, seven to the […]
Who defines the Missouri GOP — Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley… or Eric Greitens?
The eyes of the nation turned to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over the holidays when he became the the first senator to announce an objection to the certification of presidential electors. But the eyes of local politicos turned instead to his home-state colleague, Missouri’s senior senator. How would Roy Blunt — up for re-election next […]