GOP

Join St. Louis Public Radio on July 6 for a live broadcast debate between Missouri GOP gubernatorial candidates.
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You’re invited: On July 6, St. Louis Public Radio has assembled Missouri’s GOP gubernatorial contenders ahead of the August primary so you can hear their stances during a debate. The event with be moderated by St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh, with St. Louis Public Radio reporters Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies serving as fellow questioners.

A vintage photo of an elephant walking.
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When Missouri Republicans gather this weekend in Branson for their once-every-four-years convention, the focus won’t be just on presidential delegates.

Much of the attention will center on the party’s core beliefs, and what issues it deems most important, as GOP candidates from Donald Trump on down appeal to the public for votes.

Known as the “party platform,’’ the thick document gets into the nitty-gritty on everything from same-sex marriage – the GOP opposes it – to gun rights, immigration and tax issues.