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Entries from March 2008

Democrats Question Non Superdelegate Jay Nixon’s Latest Campaign Strategy

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Graphic courtesy Missouri Pulse Democrats around the Capitol – and in emails to MOPNS- are questioning the wisdom of Jay Nixon’s latest campaign tactic against his now non-opponent Matt Blunt. “Slimy weasel scumbag” attorney Chet Pleban, lead counsel in the “independent investigation” of the governor’s office deleted emails, and, part time “objective legal analyst” on […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon

MRP:Nixon Attack Dog Pleban Tries Case in Media, Sticks Bill with Taxpayers

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments

JEFFERSON CITY _ Jay Nixon attack dog Chet Pleban’s desperate effort to promote the cause of a partisan political panel with legal threats has more to do with Nixon’s politically-motivated witch hunt against a candidate who is no longer running for office than access to government records. Pleban, Nixon’s designated hatchet man on a Democrat-dominated […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon

Reaper of the House Blames Self for Lack of Party Discipline

March 14th, 2008 · No Comments

From KWMU: House Speaker Rod Jetton (R, Marble Hill) partially blamed his lame-duck status for the breakdown in discipline. “(Representatives) get up here, they get cozy, they make friends, they have allies, things change, they have different agendas, they’re running for Senate, they’re doing a lot of things, and it makes it a little harder […]

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Tags: Spkr. Jetton

Fringe Dem Blogger Upset With “Moderate” Claire

March 14th, 2008 · No Comments

“When you come from a moderate state, being moderate is as natural as brushing your teeth.” Sen. Claire McCaskill By “Blue Girl” Claire McCaskill just can’t get it right. She continues to disappoint spectacularly. I don’t think she’s even trying to represent her constituents any longer. She knows we all pretty much hate her by […]

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Jeff Smith Parties With Paris Hilton & Lobbyists At St. Charles Casino

March 14th, 2008 · No Comments

The Missouri Political News Service has learned that “Hold ’em and Fold ’em” state Senator Jeff Smith, was invited on a lobbyist sponsored junket to see Paris Hilton at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles on February 24th. We’re not sure if you need a player’s card to get into the nightclub, but for a […]

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Tags: MO Legislature · Tip Line

Rep. Clay Aide (His Sister) Reacts Angrily to Public Interest Group Request: “Who Did You Think You Are Calling Here?”

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Rep. Lacy Clay pictured with his mother, father, and sister Michelle Clay. By Allison Mccabe At CREW, we’re compiling a list of Political Action Committees (PACs) controlled by members of the U.S. House and Senate. Today, when I called Rep. William Clay’s (D-MO) congressional office they referred me to the campaign director, Michelle Clay (who […]

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Tags: Rep. Lacy Clay

Hulshof Proposes to End Fee Office Patronage System

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Columbia, Mo. – Kenny Hulshof has unveiled a proposal to end Missouri’s fee office patronage system. It would eliminate the old, and usually controversial, system of awarding offices to political supporters. The old system has been used by governors in both parties for decades. In its place would be a new, transparent system that focuses […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Rep. Kenny Hulshof

The Source: “Tea for Two Outsiders”

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Congressional candidates Kay Barnes and Judy Baker are holding a joint fundraiser on March 29th at a home outside either of their districts. For Barnes, taking Ward Parkway money is nothing new. It is, after all, where she lived for most of her adult life (despite her recent “rural roots” claims.) For Baker, who is […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Kansas City · Kay Barnes

Russ Carnahan’s Legacy: Condoms, Post Offices, & the Space Shuttle

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments

    What does birth control (“family planning”) and the Space Shuttle have in common? Both have had the rapt attention of Congressman Russ Carnahan lately. Carnahan had the “amazing experience” to witness a rare night time launch of the Space shuttle Tuesday. With his light workload in Congress, we’re sure there was plenty of […]

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Tags: Carnahans' · Rep. Russ Carnahan

Earmark Showdown

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

“When you come from a moderate state, being moderate is as natural as brushing your teeth.” Sen. Claire McCaskill In the earmark wars, this week will see something of a showdown on the Senate floor. Republican Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Democrat Claire McCaskill of Missouri plan to offer an amendment to require that […]

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