caucuses http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Lawmakers In Mo., Other States, Forming 'Religious Freedom' Caucuses http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-mo-other-states-forming-religious-freedom-caucuses <p>Missouri is one of nine states where lawmakers are forming caucuses they say will focus on preserving religious freedom.</p><p>Departing&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=122">State Representative&nbsp;Mike McGhee</a> (R, Odessa)&nbsp;is organizing Missouri’s caucus.&nbsp; He says one of their functions will be to consult with lawmakers in other states on making sure that the language used in bills doesn’t result in the erosion of religious rights. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 21:46:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 5203 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawmakers In Mo., Other States, Forming 'Religious Freedom' Caucuses Show-Me A Caucus: Missouri prepares to pick its GOP presidential nominee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/show-me-caucus-missouri-prepares-pick-its-gop-presidential-nominee <p>In February, Missouri voters <a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/enrweb/raceresults.asp?eid=336&amp;oid=70918&amp;arc=">picked Rick Santorum</a> as the winner of the state&rsquo;s presidential primary. But the results didn&rsquo;t count.</p><p>Infighting among Republicans in Jefferson City had <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/candidates-file-mo-presidential-primary-wont-count">left the state&rsquo;s presidential primary date</a> in violation of party rules. Missouri was at risk of losing delegates to the GOP national convention. So the primary went on as scheduled &ndash; but state GOP leaders declared that delegates would instead be awarded at caucuses. The first of those gatherings are Saturday.</p><p>But those votes may not count either.</p><p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:25:58 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3239 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Show-Me A Caucus: Missouri prepares to pick its GOP presidential nominee Dates for some Mo. presidential caucuses changed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dates-some-mo-presidential-caucuses-changed <p><em>Updated 3:25 p.m.</em></p><p>Missouri Republicans will start the process of picking presidential candidates on different days next month.</p><p>Republicans in most counties will hold caucuses at 10 a.m. on St. Patrick&#39;s Day, March 17. Republicans in Jackson County and St. Louis city are waiting a week and will meet March 24. Chariton County in central Missouri is holding its caucus March 15, and southeastern Wayne County is meeting March 16.</p><p>Requests to change caucus dates are considered by the state Republican Party chairman.</p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:00:36 +0000 The Associated Press 3101 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dates for some Mo. presidential caucuses changed Mo. House to push for caucus bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-push-caucus-bill <p><a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>leaders will now attempt to get rid of the state&rsquo;s presidential primary and replace it with party caucuses.&nbsp; A similar move&nbsp;fell short&nbsp;in the<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> Missouri Senate</a>.</p><p>Some Senate Republicans tried and failed Monday night to swap out the bill to move the primary from February to March with one that would have replaced it with caucuses.&nbsp; <a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=139&amp;year=2011">Speaker Pro-tem Shane Schoeller </a>(R, Willard)&nbsp;has filed a new bill in the House that would do the same thing. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:05:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2284 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House to push for caucus bill No changes to Mo. presidential primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/no-changes-mo-presidential-primary <p>An attempt to replace Missouri&rsquo;s presidential primary with statewide caucuses has failed in the<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> State Senate</a>, meaning&nbsp;the February 7th&nbsp;Democratic and Republican primaries will go on as scheduled.</p><p>Before the vote, some amendments were offered, including one that would have moved the primary forward to January.&nbsp; None of them passed, but they reflected efforts by several Republicans to preserve the state&#39;s primary.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/members/mem15.htm"> State Senator Eric Schmitt&nbsp;</a>(R, Glendale)&nbsp;said that caucuses result in fewer people having a say in who they want for president. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 05:57:23 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2265 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org No changes to Mo. presidential primary Carnahan: Mo. should hold presidential primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/carnahan-mo-should-hold-presidential-primary <p><a href="http://sos.mo.gov/sosbio.asp">Secretary of State Robin Carnahan</a> (D)&nbsp;is criticizing legislation in the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>that would scrap the state&rsquo;s presidential primary in favor of party caucuses.</p><p><a href="http://www.mogop.org/">The Missouri Republican Party </a>announced last month that it would use county-wide caucuses to select its delegates for next year&rsquo;s national convention, and that the primary would be nothing more than a &ldquo;beauty contest.&rdquo; Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:02:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2242 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Carnahan: Mo. should hold presidential primary Movement to dump Mo. presidential primary and restore caucuses http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/movement-dump-mo-presidential-primary-and-restore-caucuses <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> has delayed debate on a bill that would<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB3&amp;year=2011&amp;code=S1"> move the state&rsquo;s presidential primary from February to March</a>.</p><p>The holdup involves a pending amendment that would scrap the primary altogether and return Missouri to its former status as a caucus state. Thu, 15 Sep 2011 00:04:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2052 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Movement to dump Mo. presidential primary and restore caucuses