Peter Kinder

Election 2012
4:57 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

GOP chances of winning Mo. offices in trouble, Mizzou prof. says

(via flickr/D.H. Parks)

A political observer says Republicans in Missouri may have already blown their chances to win state-level statewide offices next year.

The Secretary of State’s race is the only one with any major GOP contenders (State Senators Scott Rupp and Bill Stouffer, and House Speaker Pro-tem Shane Schoeller), following Steven Tilley’s departure from the Lt. Governor’s race.  Current Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) still hasn’t announced whether he’s running for governor.

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Tilley for Lt. Gov. / Election 2012
10:12 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Republican Tilley drops out of Mo. lt. gov. race

Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley, who announced today that he is dropping out of the 2012 lieutenant governor's race.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

(Click on the link to hear Marshall Griffin's exclusive interview with Tilley)

The only major Republican contender in the Missouri Lt. Governor’s race has dropped out.

Steven Tilley of Perryville made the surprise announcement today (Thursday) to fellow House Republicans and to the media.  He says he made the decision after realizing that he wants to be a normal person again.

“It wasn’t in my heart to do it, I just didn’t have the fire in the belly," Tilley said.  "I started out because I wanted to do it, but I’ve sacrificed a lot to myself financially and to my family, and I’m comfortable…it’s a load off my shoulders and I’m excited to move into a new chapter.”

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Mo. Governor's race
5:25 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Still no major GOP candidate for Mo. Governor

Mo. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R)
(St. Louis Public Radio)

Election Day 2012 is just under a year away, and there’s still no major Republican challenger to Democrat Jay Nixon in next year’s Missouri Governor’s race.

GOP Lt. Governor Peter Kinder still has not announced his intentions, despite raising over a million dollars for a potential gubernatorial run.  Dave Robertson is a political science professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  He says allegations about Kinder’s past visits to a strip club may have harmed his ability to financially keep pace with Nixon.

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Morning round-up
9:19 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, October 17, 2011

A St. Louis Cardinals fan raising his hat in triumph to celebrate the Cardinals' National League Championship Series win over the Millwaukee Brewers on Oct. 16, 2011.
Joel Finbloom

Cardinals win 18th pennant

The St. Louis Cardinals are the National League champions following an outstanding offensive display in Milwaukee last night.

David Freese belted one of the Cardinals' three home runs while going 3-for-4 with three runs scored in a 12-6 rout of the Brewers in Game 6 of the NLCS. Freese smacked a three-run shot to put the Cardinals ahead 4-0 in the first inning. Rafael Furcal launched a solo blast in the second and Albert Pujols did the same in the third. Pujols and pinch-hitter Allen Craig each finished with two RBIs.

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Mamtek
5:12 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

Kinder wants finance board to examine approval process for economic development projects

Mo. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

Mo. Lt. Gov, Peter Kinder wants the Missouri Development Finance Board to review the way it approves financing for economic development projects. The request comes in the wake of the Mamtek fiasco in Moberly.

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Tourism and Water Patrol audits
3:01 pm
Wed September 21, 2011

Schweich releases audits on Tourism Div., MSHP-Water Patrol merger

Mo. Auditor Tom Schweich (R)
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich (R) has released audits today of the Missouri Division of Tourism and of the former State Water Patrol.

First, one audit concludes that Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) may have had a conflict of interest by serving as chairman of both the state Tourism Commission and a nonprofit group that put on the Tour of Missouri bicycle race.

It notes that the Tourism Commission has no conflict of interest policy and recommends it adopt one.

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Peter Kinder / Election 2012
11:33 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Kinder to tour Mo. before deciding on gov's race

Mo. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.
(Official Photo via Office of the Lt. Governor)

Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder plans to meet with residents across Missouri before deciding whether to challenge Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon in next year's elections.

Although he has not officially declared his candidacy, Kinder has been preparing for months to run for governor.

But his potential campaign was dealt a setback earlier this month when Kinder acknowledged that he had repeatedly visited a strip club 17 years ago.

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Peter Kinder / Health Care Lawsuit
3:51 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

Hearing set on Kinder's health care lawsuit

Mo. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

A federal appeals court will hear arguments this fall on a lawsuit by Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder challenging the new federal health care law.

Kinder filed suit as a private individual challenging the federal law on several points. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit in April, ruling that Kinder did not have legal standing to bring many of the claims and that others were not ripe for judicial review.

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Peter Kinder
4:08 pm
Thu August 11, 2011

Kinder releases statement regarding allegations related to ex-stripper

Mo. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

As we told you about Wednesday, the St. Louis Riverfront Times published an interview with Tammy Chapman, who worked as a stripper in the St. Louis area in the 90’s and claimed that then-State Senator, and now Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, was “one of her best customers.”

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Peter Kinder
5:19 pm
Wed August 10, 2011

Allegations of Kinder history with ex-stripper could damage his political future, UMSL prof. says

Mo. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

Political observers say Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder’s political future could be in jeopardy, if reports alleging his pursuit of a former stripper and nude model are true.

The St. Louis Riverfront Times published an interview with Tammy Chapman, who worked as a stripper in the St. Louis area in the 90’s and claimed that the then-State Senator was “one of her best customers.”

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