The Democrat who narrowly lost to Republican Sen. Roy Blunt in November now is pushing a cause that gives him a national platform. Jason Kander says he isn’t talking about next campaigns; he’s focused on halting voter suppression.
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill insists politics is not a factor in how she’s passing judgment on presidential nominees, but she will need support from some Trump voters when she runs for re-election in 2018.
Capitol insiders say the signs are clear that the state won’t seek to tackle higher fuel taxes this year to fund Missouri’s deteriorating system. But with urgent needs looming, the governor’s silence could prove costly.