U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and Attorney General Josh Hawley pulled no punches in their first showdown of the 2018 campaign Friday, with each hammering the other on issues ranging from health care to judicial nominations.
Clean Missouri, a wide-ranging ethics reform and redistricting proposal, has been tossed from the state’s November ballot by a judge in Cole County. The judge ruled the proposal violated the state’s constitution. Supporters plan to appeal.
Even while progressive candidates grab attention around the country, McCaskill is trying to position herself as a moderate in her Senate race against Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, a Republican. Hawley is backed by Trump.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill emphasized the middle ground as she spoke to students and took questions, including one on recreational marijuana, on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
A firefighters union endorsed Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican, on Friday even though labor groups typically support Democrats. The union reportedly endorsed Paul Davis, a Democrat, in the 2014 governor’s race.
Court records show Saundra McDowell, the GOP candidate for Missouri auditor, had a Kansas address in 2013, once again raising questions about whether she meets the residency requirement to run for office in the first place.
A challenge by a liberal advocate against Kris Kobach’s run for governor was thrown out Monday by a panel led by an official working for Kobach within the Kansas Secretary of State’s office, who has also supported his campaign.