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Senator David Pearce (r) [2014 file photo].

John Hancock refuses to step down as some Missouri GOP lawmakers call for him to quit

By JASON HANCOCK and DAVE HELLING

The Kansas City Star

03/12/2015 10:45 AM 03/12/2015 2:23 PM

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….Gary Romine, Mike Parson and David Pearce held a press conference in Jefferson City on Thursday calling for John Hancock to resign as the chairman of the Missouri Republican Party

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….Negative campaigning, the role of political consultants and unlimited campaign contributions have “led to a very negative kind of campaign that none of us are proud of,” said Sen. David Pearce of Warrensburg….

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Senator Pearce (r) has had significant experience with unlimited campaign contributions. He term limits out and cannot run for reelection in 2016. As far as we know Senator Pearce (r) has not announced he’s running for statewide office (or any other) in 2016. But, according to his campaign committee, there is a possibility:

C010192: Pearce For Missouri

Po Box 202 Committee Type: Candidate

Jefferson City Mo 65102 Party Affiliation: Republican

[….] Established Date: 10/01/2001

  Termination Date:

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Election History

Election Year Primary Outcome General Outcome Political Office

2016 Statewide Office

2012 Successful Successful State Senator District 21

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