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The results in the 20th Senate District republican primary:

State of Missouri – Primary Election, August 02, 2022
Unofficial Results
as of 8/4/2022 3:25:32 AM

State of Missouri – Primary Election, August 02, 2022

State Senator – District 20

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
State Senator – District 20 64 of 64 Precincts Reported

Curtis Trent Republican 16,094 58.441%
Brian Gelner Republican 11,445 41.559%

Party Total: 27,539

County Curtis Trent, REP Brian Gelner, REP

Barton 1,514 896
Dade 913 927
Greene 9,938 6,788
Webster 3,729 2,834

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These were the only candidates. This was for all the marbles.

The investors?

At the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C221794 08/02/2022 Missouri Common Sense PAC Faith, Family & Freedom PAC PO Box 172 Jefferson City MO 65102 8/2/2022 $125,000.00

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Well, that didn’t work out very well.

It did for someone else.

C190908 07/29/2022 417 PAC Gladius PAC PO Box 771 Branson MO 65615 7/29/2022 $42,000.00

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C222160 06/23/2022 Gladius PAC Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Lane Westphalia MO 65085 Retired Retired 6/23/2022 $75,000.00

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C222160 07/29/2022 Gladius PAC Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Lane Westphalia MO 65085 Retired 7/28/2022 $25,000.00

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What did they get?:

Rep. Curtis Trent, a Republican, represents Southwest Springfield and the City of Battlefield in the Missouri House of Representatives. Curtis was elected to his first term in November of 2016…


Sponsored Bills


HB 836 – (1803H.01I)
Establishes provisions for the appointment and duties of commissioners to attend an Article V convention


HCR 17 – (1882H.01I)
Calls for an Article V convention of the states to propose amendments to the United States Constitution placing limits on the federal government

HJR 48 – (2142H.01I)
Proposes a constitutional amendment on voting rights


….As a champion for southwest Missouri values, Curtis is committed to defending the constitution and he will secure our right to bear arms as well as protect life from womb to tomb. Curtis will support small businesses and keep taxes low….

The big money was spent years ago. Now the right wingnut campaign finance industrial complex is just snarling over the remaing scraps.


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