Various news sources have reported that Former State Representative Keith English is dead in an apparent suicide. He served two terms in the General Assembly from 2013 to 2017. He ran for reelection as an Independent in 2016, losing to a Democratic Party candidate by over 2400 votes/14%.
The final vote to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of SB 509. Representative Jeremy LaFaver (D) (left) – bearing witness, Representative Keith English (center) – casting the 109th vote necessary for the override, and Representative Ron Hicks (r) (right) – his escort on and off the House floor. May 6, 2014.
In May 2014 then Representative English was the only Democrat in the House to vote to overturn Jay Nixon’s (D) veto of a republican tax cut bill. His vote, the last one cast (see photo), was the deciding vote in the override.
Today is the first day of candidate filing in Missouri for the 2018 election cycle. Candidates for federal offices (U.S. Senate and House of Representatives), statewide offices (State Auditor only this cycle), General Assembly seats (both houses), and Circuit Judge file with the Secretary of State in Jefferson City. County offices file with the election authority in that particular county.
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2018 Primary Election
Since new candidates can be added throughout the day, use your web browser’s “Refresh” or “Reload” button to get the latest filings.
Ballot Placement: First day filers (2/27/2018) selected a number by random drawing to determine their placement on the primary ballot. After the first day, all candidates are placed on the ballot in order of their filing.
All Candidates and parties are listed in ballot order.
Offices Republican Democratic Libertarian Green Constitution Total
U.S. Senator 8 4 0 0 0 12
State Auditor 3 1 0 0 0 4
U.S. Representative 8 18 4 0 0 30
State Senator 21 14 2 1 0 38
State Representative 173 113 4 0 1 291
Circuit Judge 44 14 0 0 0 58
Total 257 164 10 1 1 433
The last day to file for office is March 27, 2018.
Jason Hancock @J_Hancock
At 3:45, Republican Missouri House leaders will announce the formation of a committee to investigate allegations against @EricGreitens. Shortly after, a group of Republican legislators will hold their own press conference to call on @EricGreitens to resign. #MoLeg 2:28 PM – 26 Feb 2018
Today, a statement on Facebook from the Missouri republican party:
Missouri Republican Party
Here’s our full statement on the recent new re: Governor Greitens
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – The Missouri Republican Party released the following statement:
“Kim Gardner has received more that $200,000 from George Soros groups,” said Sam Cooper[,] Executive Director of Republican Party. “Missourians should see this for what it is, a political hit job. This law has never been prosecuted in this way and it is safe to say if Eric Greitens wasn’t governor, it wouldn’t have been this time either. We have a progressive anti-law enforcement Democrat wanting to single-handedly oust a law-and-order governor. We look forward to a bipartisan committee of legislators elected by people across Missouri to find out what’s really going on – ensuring St. Louis liberals aren’t controlling the future of our state.”
Apparently George Soros used his vast wealth to corner the duct tape futures market.
Getting indicted doesn’t exactly equate with “law and order”.
A reminder that some people never get out of junior high school.
Today Missouri Governor Eric Greitens (r) was indicted for a felony.
Eric Greitens (r) [2016 file photo].
From Eric Greitens (r), via social media:
As I have said before, I made a personal mistake before I was Governor. I did not commit a crime.
With today’s disappointing and misguided political decision, my confidence in our prosecutorial system is shaken, but not broken. I know this will be righted soon.
The people of Missouri deserve better than a reckless liberal prosecutor who uses her office to score political points.
I look forward to the legal remedies to reverse this action.
This will not for a moment deter me from doing the important work of the great people of Missouri.
Some of the responses:
I’m putting your mugshot on my Winter Solstice cards. Thoughts and prayers.
Then please step down and stop embarrassing Missouri.
You may want to pre-record some footage of you firing guns for your next campaign ad. If you’re convicted of a felony you won’t be allowed to own a firearm. #thoughts&prayers
Bashing our state’s legal system does not look good on you. Stand up like a man.
Take responsibility for your actions.
I will add that at the very least it is nice to see the dimocraps have so little to run on that they are recycling McCarthyism.
Uh, does someone want to tell him that Joseph McCarthy was a republican?
Please, just leave office. You are not fit to represent Christians who actually follow Biblical law.
We all know he’s not stepping down even though he should.. the Big Money is too invested in grooming him
The people of Missouri deserve better than a lying hypocrite who is sending the state a on the same path as Kansas.
Bunch of hypocritical bastards. Like all of you big mouthed punks haven’t made bad decisions in your lives. Quick to jump on other people about their mistakes. You people are what’s wrong with society. Can’t mind your own damn business.
This is ironic on so many levels.
You’re a fraud
You should have kept your damn pants on, liar.
The Russian trolls are out in force tonight. God bless you governor…DRAIN THE SWAMP!
That, I believe, is the example which is used in the dictionary definition of cognitive dissonance.
This could only happen in St Louis, biggest Democrat shithole in the state. Stay strong Governor, we support you.
That was so…presidential.
“I am not a crook”.
Ok really that is your statement? Wow! Sounding more like Trump every day!
Blaming Democrats instead of taking responsibility for your own actions. Nice.
damn, how you get out the pokey already? You know somebody?
Yada yada yada
The doings of the DNC, Barack Obama and the Clinton’s.
Damn, someone figured it all out.
Did Trump’s people write this? Or is it that this is just becoming so common? Feel like I’ve heard this before. Yeah, all of the sudden the system is broken when you’re in the crosshairs. Liberal this, liberal that. You’re supposed to be a leader, all you do is blame media and people in power you disagree with. So many have resigned over less, but I bet the donors want their money’s worth. You’ll never be President so give it up.
Wait, see above.
You’re seriously trying to paint yourself as the victim?
You’re right about one thing, we do deserve better.
Have you even a molecule of humility?
You’re the victim. Got it. Thanks for the clarification.
You must have stepped on a lot of toes. Keep up the good fight.
By all accounts toes weren’t involved. You know something the rest of us don’t?
Robert Patrick @rxpatrick
I just saw MO Gov. Eric Greitens being led away in the custody of the St. Louis Sheriff. 4:04 PM – 22 Feb 2018
Lauren Arthur @RepLaurenArthur
“Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday afternoon by a St. Louis grand jury on felony invasion of privacy. The charges stem from a 2015 affair and allegations that he threatened to release a nude photograph of the woman, taken while she was blindfolded and her hands were bound”
Jason Hancock @J_Hancock
BREAKING: Missouri Gov. @EricGreitens indicted by a grand jury for felony invasion of privacy [….] #MoLeg #MoGov
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE BLACK. 4040H.01P D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 9, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to Missouri sliced bread day.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 9, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 9.240, to read as follows:
9.240. July seventh of each year shall be designated as “Missouri Sliced Bread Day.” The citizens of this state are encouraged to participate in appropriate activities and events to commemorate the first sale of sliced bread on July 7, 1928, in Chillicothe, MO.
Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission for yet another right wingnut anti-worker committee supporting “Right to Get Paid Less”, opposed to working people, and opposed to ethic and redistricting reform:
C171367 02/20/2018 Freedom To Work Richard Uihlein 1396 N Waukegan Rd Lake Forest IL 60045 Uline Inc CEO/Chairman 2/20/2018 $500,000.00
That’s a lot of money.
Illinois. Well, that’s interesting, too.
From the committee’s latest campaign finance report:
C171367: Freedom To Work
Committee Type: Campaign
1902 West Jesse James Road
Excelsior Springs Mo 64024
Established Date: 11/20/2017
Information Reported On: 2018 – January Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $0.00
Monetary Receipts + $75,000.00
Monetary Expenditures – $710.03
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $0.00
Ending Money On Hand $74,289.97
C171080 07/27/2017 Liberty Alliance Richard Uihlein 1396 N Waukegan Road Lake Forest IL 60045 ULINE Executive 7/26/2017 $100,000.00
C151053 03/15/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Richard Uihlein 1396 N. Waukegan Rd. Lake Forest IL 60045 Uline Inc. CEO 3/15/2016 $10,000.00
C151053 03/28/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Richard Uihlein 1396 N. Waukegan Rd. 1396 N. Waukegan Rd. Lake Forest IL 60045 Uline Inc. CEO 3/28/2016 $25,000.00
C151132 03/29/2016 HAWLEY FOR MISSOURI Richard Uihlein 1396 N Waukegan Rd Lake Forest IL 60045 Uline Inc. CEO 3/28/2016 $10,000.00
C151053 07/27/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Dick Uihlein 1396 N WAUKEGAN RD Lake Forest IL 60045 Uline Inc. CEO 7/27/2016 $40,000.00
C151053 10/20/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Richard Uihlein 1396 N Waukegan Road Lake Forest IL 60045 Uline CEO 10/20/2016 $250,000.00
C151053 10/30/2015 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Richard Uihlein 1396 N Waukegan Rd. Lake Forest IL 60045 Uline CEO/Owner 10/30/2015 $25,000.00
C151132 11/12/2015 HAWLEY FOR MISSOURI Richard Uihlein 1396 N Waukegan Rd Lake Forest IL 60045 Uline Inc CEO 11/10/2015 $10,000.00