While the GOP rallied in Missouri, Eric Greitens chased conspiracies to Arizona

BY: - June 14, 2021

It was the year’s biggest gathering of Missouri Republicans, but the party’s putative frontrunner to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt was nowhere to be found.  Over the weekend, nearly everyone angling for the Senate seat flocked to the Missouri Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Days in Kansas City and a Missouri Cattlemen’s Association fundraiser at […]


Splintered GOP led to Trump victory in 2016. Greitens eying the same path in 2022

BY: - June 11, 2021

Political scientists who study campaigns developed a concept called “coordination failure.”  It describes the electoral problem of two or more similarly positioned candidates, who together would have plurality voter support, competing against an opposing candidate from a different ideological space. The latter candidate emerges victorious due to the splitting of votes between like candidates The […]

Vicky Hartzler makes it official, joining 2022 Missouri GOP Senate primary

BY: - June 10, 2021

LEE’S SUMMIT — Vicky Hartzler made her entry into the 2022 U.S. Senate race official Thursday, kicking off her campaign at a firearms store surrounded by supporters.  One day before Republicans gather in Kansas City for their annual Lincoln Days meetings, Hartzler said her experience in Congress will make her the best candidate over the […]

Crowded field looking at Missouri’s 4th District as Hartzler pivots to Senate bid

BY: - June 4, 2021

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler has set the date and place to announce her bid for the U.S. Senate, opening the way for a half-dozen or more Republicans to battle for her safe GOP seat in Congress. The list of potential candidates in the sprawling 24-county 4th District includes three state Senators, a member of the […]

Are Missouri Republicans pushing to change primary elections because of Eric Greitens?

BY: - May 13, 2021

Missouri Republicans are pushing for changes in the state’s primary elections to require a runoff if no candidate garners more than 50% of the vote.  And some think they know what inspired the change. “We are changing the way we are doing elections in Missouri for one person,” said Senate Minority Leader John Rizzo, D-Independence. […]


How the reddening of Missouri has shaped both parties’ 2022 Senate primary

BY: - April 30, 2021

What does it take to be a successful candidate for high office in Missouri these days? We might consider that question through the lens of Missouri’s 2022 U.S. Senate race.  — One thing it used to take to be a successful candidate was relative moderation.  It was helpful to be somewhere near the middle of […]

Former Trump adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle named national chair of Greitens Senate campaign

BY: - April 19, 2021

Kimberly Guifoyle, a former Fox News host and chair of former President Donald Trump’s campaign finance committee, was announced Monday as the national chair of former Gov. Eric Greitens’ U.S. Senate campaign. Guifoyle, who is also dating the former president’s son, said in a press release that she looks forward to “championing Gov. Greitens’ vision […]

Greitens says supporters have ‘bar-fight intensity’ in bid for Missouri Senate seat

BY: - April 17, 2021

MACON — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens showed he still has an enthusiastic following among rural voters Friday night, with his entrance at the Macon County Lincoln Days highlighted by an extended standing ovation. Greitens, who is seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2022, waited to make his entrance until the evening’s most […]

Potential Missouri Senate candidate holding Mar-a-Lago fundraiser with Gov. Parson

BY: - April 16, 2021

U.S. Rep. Jason Smith is holding a fundraiser at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida later this month, fueling already rampant speculation that the southeast Missouri Republican is planning a run for U.S. Senate next year. According to an invite for the event, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is serving on the host committee […]

Eric Schmitt joins Missouri race for U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Roy Blunt

BY: - March 24, 2021

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

BY: - March 22, 2021

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, […]

Mike Kehoe passes on 2022 Senate run to focus on 2024 Missouri governor’s race

BY: - March 22, 2021

Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe announced Monday morning he would not seek the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate, the second prominent Republican to forgo the race. Kehoe, who was appointed lieutenant governor in 2018 and won a full term last year, said he will instead focus his attention on a run for governor in 2024. […]