Missouri Republican Party http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Rand Paul Says GOP Future Hinges On Attracting Folks With Tattoos, And Without http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rand-paul-says-gop-future-hinges-attracting-folks-tattoos-and-without <p>SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Potential 2016 presidential hopeful Rand Paul scanned the packed ballroom of fellow Republicans, most of them older and white, and declared Saturday that their party’s makeup needs to change if the GOP is to have any hope of recapturing the White House.</p><p>“We need a bigger party. We need a party that looks like America,’’ said Paul, currently a U.S. senator from Kentucky, during the closing banquet for the Missouri Republican Party’s Lincoln Days festivities, held this year in Springfield.</p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 04:33:01 +0000 Jo Mannies 33931 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rand Paul Says GOP Future Hinges On Attracting Folks With Tattoos, And Without Missouri Republicans See 'Right To Farm' Ballot Proposal As Aid To GOP Turnout http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-republicans-see-right-farm-ballot-proposal-aid-gop-turnout <p>SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri Republican Party has endorsed the proposed<a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2014ballot/"> “Right To Farm” constitutional amendment </a>set for the November ballot.</p><p>The official support is aimed, in part, at promoting GOP ties to the proposal, which some Republicans believe will boost turnout by rural conservative voters this fall – and that could help all GOP candidates.</p><p></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 19:32:58 +0000 Jo Mannies 33925 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Republicans See 'Right To Farm' Ballot Proposal As Aid To GOP Turnout Missouri Republicans Predict Victory As Long As Focus Is Solely On Democrats http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-republicans-predict-victory-long-focus-solely-democrats <p>SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –&nbsp; From U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt on down, Missouri Republicans at the party’s annual Lincoln Days festivities are full of confidence about their chances at the polls this fall and in 2016.</p><p>And the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,’’ is getting much of the credit.</p><p>“If this disaster doesn’t help us take control of the Senate, it will surprise me,” said Blunt, who sparked several ovations at Friday night’s opening banquet of the weekend gathering, held this year at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, the senator's home turf.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 07:07:10 +0000 Jo Mannies 33915 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Republicans Predict Victory As Long As Focus Is Solely On Democrats GOP Supermajority In Missouri House Grows Slightly As Vacant Seats Filled This Week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gop-supermajority-missouri-house-grows-slightly-vacant-seats-filled-week <p>The Republican supermajority in the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>inched up this week with the election of Republican Mike Moon of Lawrence County&nbsp;to&nbsp;the vacant House District 157 seat from southwestern Missouri.&nbsp; Moon defeated Democrat and former House Member Charlie "Doc" Dake in what Republican<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=110"> Speaker Tim Jones </a>described as a hotly-contested race.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:44:27 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25145 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org GOP Supermajority In Missouri House Grows Slightly As Vacant Seats Filled This Week Schoeller Chosen As Executive Director Of Mo. GOP http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schoeller-chosen-executive-director-mo-gop <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A former southwest Missouri lawmaker has been chosen as executive director of the Missouri Republican Party.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former state Rep. Shane </span>Schoeller<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, of Willard, was selected Thursday to oversee the daily operations of the Republican Party.</span></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:20:06 +0000 The Associated Press 9735 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Schoeller Chosen As Executive Director Of Mo. GOP Ed Martin On Failed Campaigns, Fundraising And The Future Of The Mo. GOP http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ed-martin-failed-campaigns-fundraising-and-future-mo-gop <p>In a narrow victory on Saturday, Ed Martin edged out incumbent David Cole to become the new Missouri GOP Chairman.</p><p>Many speculate David Cole was ousted because of the GOP's poor performance in statewide races, where the party lost five out of the six races, in spite of Republican Mitt Romney carrying the state by over 10 points.&nbsp;But it's worth noting that Martin chaired the Missouri GOP's Victory 2012 Campaign, which resulted in only one victory for the party.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:00:37 +0000 Chris McDaniel 8134 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ed Martin On Failed Campaigns, Fundraising And The Future Of The Mo. GOP This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/weeks-politically-speaking-podcast-13 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">We're back! It's the first Politically Speaking podcast of the new year.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 22:14:23 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7992 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast Republicans Have Ruled Mo. Legislature for 10 Years. What's Their Legacy? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/republicans-have-ruled-mo-legislature-10-years-whats-their-legacy <p>The start of the 2013 legislative session will mark a decade of Republican leadership in the Missouri Legislature.</p><p>It was in January 2003 that Republicans took complete control of both chambers. Since then, they have cut both taxes and government services.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:16:54 +0000 The Associated Press 7872 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Republicans Have Ruled Mo. Legislature for 10 Years. What's Their Legacy? Mo. Congressional Vacancy Avoids Partisan Pitfalls http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-congressional-vacancy-avoids-partisan-pitfalls <p>There will be no repeat of the big-dollar, negative primary that plagued Missouri's Republican Senate contest when GOP leaders meet next year to select a replacement candidate for retiring Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson.</p><p>That's because there will be no primary election at all - no chance for rank-and-file Republicans or Democrats to cast their votes.</p><p>Nominees will be selected by committees of party officials from southeast Missouri. Only then will one Republican and one Democratic candidate be submitted to voters in a special election.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:04:31 +0000 The Associated Press 7211 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Congressional Vacancy Avoids Partisan Pitfalls Despite Condemning The Candidate, The NRSC Funneled Money To Akin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/despite-condemning-candidate-nrsc-funneled-money-akin <p><em>Updated at 2:02 with McCaskill's&nbsp;finances.</em></p><p>In spite of repeated assurances that they wouldn't support Congressman Todd Akin's senate bid after his damning comments regarding "legitimate rape," the National Republican Senatorial Committee funneled&nbsp;$756,000 into Akin's campaign during the days before the election.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:28:01 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7140 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Despite Condemning The Candidate, The NRSC Funneled Money To Akin