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  • Polls show Missouri Senate race in dead heat

    04/30/2018 10:12:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    MSN/thehill ^ | April 30, 2018
    .Two polls - one internal and another independent - released on Monday show a tight race in the marquee match-up between Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and her likely GOP opponent Josh Hawley. Hawley's campaign is touting a memo with an internal poll showing Missouri's Senate race in a dead heat. The poll finds the state's attorney general ahead of McCaskill by a razor-thin margin, 47 percent to 46 percent. Seven percent of voters are undecided.
  • Missouri state lawmaker who said she hopes Trump 'is assassinated' receives formal reprimand

    09/13/2017 5:17:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 13, 2017 | Naomi Lim
    The Democratic Missouri lawmaker who said on social media she hoped President Trump would be assassinated was publicly censured by the state's Republican-led Senate Wednesday. "Again, I apologize for the Facebook posting," Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said in a statement released to local media after the reprimand measure passed the Missouri Senate 28-2. "However, I have made it clear that I will not resign. The voters of my district elected me to represent them. I will work tirelessly for the remainder of my elected term to bring about positive change for my constituents and all Missourians." The same legislative body failed...
  • Hillary Clinton says 'creep' Donald Trump's debate stalking made her 'skin crawl'

    08/23/2017 11:56:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Radio New Zealand ^ | August 23, 2017
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says in her new book that Donald Trump made her skin crawl by stalking her around the stage in a campaign debate and she wonders if she should have told him to "back up, you creep". In audio excerpts of the book What Happened aired on MSNBC, Mrs Clinton described her 2016 campaign as "joyful, humbling, infuriating and just plain baffling" and acknowledged she failed her millions of supporters by losing to Trump in the November election. In the excerpts, Mrs Clinton described the 9 October debate in St Louis in which Mr Trump...
  • Missouri lawmaker loses duties after Trump assassination remark, Lt. Gov. calls for her expulsion

    08/22/2017 3:02:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KMBC-TV ^ | August 22, 2017 | Staff and The Associated Press
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri senator who posted on social media that she hoped the president was assassinated was stripped of some of her legislative duties Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, Republican and Democratic state Senate leaders rescinded all committee assignments of Democratic Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal. The St. Louis area lawmaker posted a comment to facebook last week saying "I hope Trump is assassinated!" Chappelle-Nadal later deleted the statement and has since apologized. But she's refusing to resign her position....
  • Missouri State Senator Shares Holocaust-Themed Tweet in Reference to Jewish Gov. Greitens

    08/19/2017 2:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 18, 2017 | Jack Heretik
    Democratic Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal retweeted a Holocuast-themed tweet on Thursday in reference to Missouri's Jewish Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. Chappelle-Nadal, the state lawmaker who recently wrote she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated, shared a tweet that said, "Greitens should know where the Trump Train goes. At the end of the line is this place!" The tweet included a picture showing the gates of a Nazi concentration camp. (TWEET-AT-LINK) The tweet is no longer on Chappelle-Nadal's Twitter page. The picture of the gate of the camp includes the sign with the words, "Arbeit Macht Frei," translated to...
  • Lawmaker who made Trump assassination remark may face ouster

    08/18/2017 5:53:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | August 18, 2017 | The Associated Press
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted a Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated could face an effort to remove her from office. Gov. Eric Greitens and Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, both Republicans, said on Friday that state senators should oust Democratic Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal, who has continued to reject calls for her resignation. "If she will not resign, the Senate can vote to remove her. I believe they should," Greitens said in a written statement....
  • Secret Service Looking Into Dem State Senator Who Wished Trump Assassination, Still Won't Apologize

    08/18/2017 10:58:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 17, 2017 | Julio Rosas
    The Secret Service is now looking into threats that a Democratic state senator from Missouri posted on Facebook. State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal was responding to a comment, saying she hopes President Trump gets assassinated. She has since deleted her Facebook comment. (TWEETS-AT-LINK) Chappelle-Nadal told the Kansas City Star she made the comments “out of frustration with the 'trauma and despair'” caused by Trump's remarks after the violent clashes in Charlottesville. “The way I responded this morning was wrong,” she added. “I’m frustrated. Did I mean the statement? No. Am I frustrated? Absolutely. The president is causing damage. He’s causing hate."...
  • Clay says he won't remove painting in Capitol tunnel that's drawn criticism from police, others

    12/31/2016 11:06:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 29, 2016 | Chuck Raasch and Christine Byers
    The St. Louis County Police Association is calling a painting placed in the U.S. Capitol complex by Rep. William Lacy Clay a “punch in the mouth” for depicting police officers as animals. Clay, D-St. Louis, said he would not take it down, despite criticism from conservative bloggers and a call from a Fox News commentator for it to be taken down. The painting, which has hung for months in a tunnel that connects House office buildings with the U.S. Capitol, was chosen the winner of Clay’s annual art competition for St. Louis students last spring. It was done by then-Cardinal...
  • Dem propaganda. Senate disaster in 2018.

    11/11/2016 3:52:14 PM PST · by spintreebob · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/13/2016 | Maggie Severns
    Red-state Democrats and party strategists are already nervously looking past 2016, when they are angling to recapture the Senate, to the 2018 elections, hoping against hope that their party isn’t setting itself up for a titanic midterm backlash that could flip control of the Senate for a third time in three elections. As difficult as the 2016 Senate map has been for Republicans, who had to defend numerous blue- and purple-state seats and could lose their majority, Democrats’ 2018 map looks practically unnavigable. The party starts with five ruby-red seats to defend: Indiana, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia....
  • Poll shows Donald Trump widening lead in Missouri

    09/01/2016 6:28:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KMBC-TV ^ | September 1, 2016 | Michael Mahoney
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —A new poll shows Donald Trump expanding his lead in Missouri, but incumbent Republican Sen. Roy Blunt continues to be in a close race for re-election. Public Policy Polling, a firm that does a lot of work for Democratic candidates, said its poll shows Trump with a 6-point lead over Hillary Clinton in Missouri. The survey of 1,055 likely voters has Trump leading 47 percent to 41 percent, with 11 percent undecided. Two other recent polls had Clinton within one point of Trump in Missouri. The website Real Clear Politics rates Missouri a toss-up, even though a...
  • Hillary Invites Mother Of Michael Brown, Convenience Store Robber & Attempted Cop Murderer, To Speak

    07/18/2016 11:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | July 18, 2016 | Hank Berrien
    While police officers are getting murdered in Dallas and Baton Rouge, while others are under assault in Missouri, Georgia and Tennessee, while supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement attempt to justify the murders of police officers, the Democratic National Convention, AKA Hillary’s Coronation, will feature the mothers of black men who died in confrontations with police, thereby perpetuating the myth that there is systemic racism in police departments across the nation. One mother who will speak will be Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, the “Gentle Giant” who burgled a convenience store, then attempted to grab the gun...
  • Congressman Billy Long Endorses Trump

    07/08/2016 11:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KOLR-TV ^ | July 8, 2016
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo- Congressman Billy Long is telling Missourians it's time to get on team Trump. The representative's comments are just ten days ahead of the highly anticipated Republican National Convention, and the party is still highly unsure of their presumptive nominee. Jamie Deline spoke to Long about his Trump endorsement on Capitol Hill. Protesters greeted Presidential Candidate Donald Trump on the Capitol Hill this morning. His mission? To unite the Republican Party. Missouri Congressman Billy Long endorses Trump. He's trying to get other republican congressmen to do the same. Long says he was pleased that Trump made the trip to...
  • Close results in Missouri primary could lead to recounts

    03/16/2016 4:50:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | March 16, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    The Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders presidential campaigns are weighing whether to ask for a recount in Missouri following results that found them just two-tenths of 1 percent behind Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, respectively. Media outlets have yet to call the race due to the extremely close margins. The Missouri Secretary of State's office said that all results are unofficial until they're certified, which could take up to four weeks. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Trump leads Cruz by 0.2 percent, and the two are separated by about 1,700 votes. On the Democratic side, Clinton also leads Sanders...
  • Cruz Very Close to Frontrunner Trump if Others Exit While Clinton Out in Front

    03/15/2016 9:25:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | March 16, 2016 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus, U.S. correspondent
    Clinton bested Sanders in all the March 15 primaries except for Missouri, and Cruz is now Trump's only competition for the Republican nomination.With the exception of Gov. John Kasich taking his home state of Ohio, Donald Trump won or is projected to win all the March 15 Republican primaries. Trump came in second in Ohio. However, the race is very close in Missouri, with Cruz only a quarter point behind Trump with 62 percent of the precincts reporting. Although Sen. Marco Rubio came in second in his home state of Florida, he saw the writing on the wall and suspended...
  • LIVE: Clinton, Trump each win three states, close call in remaining races

    03/15/2016 9:07:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | March 15, 2016 | The Associated Press
    UPDATES 8:54 - GOP reports from Missouri going back and forth faster than a ping-pong match. We'll just have to wait and see. 8:48 - Trump slips into the lead in Missouri by just over 1,000 votes with 82 percent reporting. This one may be too close to call tonight. 8:46 - With 77 percent reporting in Missouri, Cruz leads Trump by the narrowest of margins - 41.7 to 41.6 percent....
  • What’s going to win big MO Tuesday? Here’s your primary forecast

    03/13/2016 9:53:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | March 13, 2016 | Steve Kraske
    The important, but overshadowed, Missouri presidential primary is Tuesday. It's overshadowed by the big contests in Ohio and Florida and because of the five states voting that day, it's the smallest prize in terms of delegates. But it's important nonetheless as the oh-so-competitive primary campaigns rage across the nation. And, hey, the candidates are competing here, which means they consider it worth winning. So who will the battle of Missouri? Here's a series of predictions: Dave Helling, Kansas City Star political writer: Republicans: Ted Cruz. "Missouri liked Santorum, Akin, and almost picked Huckabee. And the suburbs may be scared of...
  • Ted Cruz gets backing of Rep. Ann Wagner (Missouri)

    03/11/2016 6:38:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 11, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner on Friday endorsed Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, hailing the Texas senator as a constitutional conservative Republicans should unite behind. Wagner's support comes a day after Cruz got his first Senate endorsement from Mike Lee and just a few days ahead of Missouri's primary. "I am proud to endorse Senator Ted Cruz ahead of the GOP Primary on March 15th," Wagner said in a statement released by the Cruz campaign. "Republicans must unite to win behind a strong, constitutional conservative like Ted Cruz." Cruz will campaign in suburban St. Louis on Saturday at a rally with Carly...
  • If Edward Snowden Is Right About Clinton's Emails, Bernie Sanders Will Win a Landslide Victory

    10/02/2015 10:44:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | October 1, 2015 | H.A. Goodman, columnist
    Perhaps nobody on the planet knows more about intelligence protocol than Edward Snowden. If Snowden says it's "completely ridiculous" to believe that Clinton's emails were safe, then yes, it's fair to include his viewpoint in any critique of Hillary Clinton's latest controversy. In addition, since I believe Senator Bernie Sanders is desperately needed at this point in U.S. history, and electing Clinton or a Republican would essentially be nominating the same president on war and foreign policy, it's important to address relevant analysis of the email controversy. There seems to be a bizarre paradigm of thought among some Democrats that...
  • Sam Graves endorses Ted Cruz: The Missouri congressman says the Texas senator “never wavers”

    12/07/2015 3:02:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | December 7, 2015 | Steve Kraske
    Eight-term Missouri Congressman Sam Graves on Monday endorsed Ted Cruz for president. Said Graves of northwest Missouri: “I have personally seen Ted Cruz stand up and fight on the issues that matter the most to conservatives, even when it wasn’t popular in Congress. He has never wavered. He has always stood on principle. And he has always put the American people first.” Graves’ long-time campaign consultant Jeff Roe is running Cruz’s campaign, so the endorsement is not a big surprise. “As threats emerge – from ISIS, to Russia, to the Iranian nuclear program – we need a president with the...
  • Trump leads field in Newton County GOP straw poll (Carson & Cruz right behind) [Missouri]

    08/17/2015 1:34:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | August 16, 2015 | Susan Redden
    Donald Trump was the winner by a wide margin among area Republicans who cast ballots in a presidential preference straw poll held last week as part of the annual Newton County Republican watermelon feed. Trump received 27 percent of the vote, followed by Ben Carson, 14.5 percent; Ted Cruz, 13.7 percent; Mike Huckabee, 9.6 percent; Scott Walker, 9 percent; Jeb Bush, 7.2 percent; Rand Paul, 6 percent; Carly Fiorina, 4.2 percent; Marco Rubio, 2.4 percent; Bobby Jindal, 1.8 percent; and John Kasich, 1.2 percent. Chris Christie, Mark Everson and Rick Perry each received 0.6 percent, and Mitt Romney and Sarah...