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Missouri's political news makers talk candidly with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum, Rachel Lippmann, and Sarah Kellogg.

Politically Speaking St. Louis Public Radio

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Missouri's political news makers talk candidly with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum, Rachel Lippmann, and Sarah Kellogg.

    What would Crystal Quade and Mike Kehoe bring to the Missouri governorship?

    What would Crystal Quade and Mike Kehoe bring to the Missouri governorship?

    On the latest episode of the Politically Speaking Hour on St. Louis on the Air, STLPR's Jason Rosenbaum interviews TWO Missouri gubernatorial hopefuls — GOP Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe and Democratic House Minority Leader Crystal Quade. The two are trying to maneuver through primaries that are slated to take place on Aug. 6. Rosenbaum also talked with STLPR's Sarah Kellogg about the high-stake governor's contest.

    • 50 min
    Mike Carter

    Mike Carter

    Mike Carter, a municipal judge from Wentzville, said he filed to be Missouri’s next Secretary of State because of its electability.
    “I identified the Secretary of State's office is having the least amount of competition, the least amount of dollars dedicated to it, and the largest opening for me to repeat what I did in the past and just ascend right to the position,” Carter said.
    However, the day Carter filed, two other Republicans joined the race the same day, bringing the number of Republican candidates running for Secretary of State up to eight.
    Along with Carter, other Republican candidates for the race include House Speaker Dean Plocher, state Senators Mary Elizabeth Coleman and Denny Hoskins, Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller, state Rep. Adam Schwadron, St. Louis County resident Jamie Corley and St. Louis resident Valentine Gomez. House Rep. Barbara Phifer is the most well-known Democrat candidate who filed.

    • 37 min
    Mary Elizabeth Coleman (June 2024)

    Mary Elizabeth Coleman (June 2024)

    State Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman was the first candidate to jump into the GOP fray for the now-open 3rd Congressional District seat. And she ended up being one of the last contenders to file to be the next secretary of state.
    During an episode of St. Louis Public Radio’s Politically Speaking, Coleman detailed why she chose to switch up races — contending that the statewide post that oversees business registration, securities regulation, and elections is a better fit for what she wants to accomplish in state government.
    “I have always had a hard race, I have always been a proven fighter,” Coleman said. “And I have never run in a race that wasn't a multi-candidate primary, a scrum. Now, this is certainly the place that I've had the most opponents in. But when you're in a race, really what your focus is talking to the voters, getting to know them, talking about the issues that matter most to you so that they get to know you. And I don't think that the number of competitors or candidates really changes how you run that race.”

    • 37 min
    What would Bill Eigel do as Missouri's governor?

    What would Bill Eigel do as Missouri's governor?

    State Sen. Bill Eigel spent his roughly two terms in the Missouri Senate going against the grain of GOP leaders. But the Weldon Spring Republican doesn’t believe his clashes with fellow GOP elected officials will be a detriment to his gubernatorial bid. On the Politically Speaking Hour on St. Louis on the Air, Eigel said his anti-establishment posture puts him in a good position in a competitive GOP primary that includes Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe and Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. In addition to Eigel's interview, St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Sarah Kellogg discuss the Missouri governor's race. And Rosenbaum sits down with St. Louis Circuit Attorney Gabe Gore about his first year in office.

    • 50 min
    John Danforth

    John Danforth

    Former Missouri U.S. Sen. John Danforth witnessed lots changes to politics over his lifetime.
    Danforth, added his age 87, who served in the Senate from 1976 to 1995 and as Missouri’s attorney general from 1969 to 1976, was at the cutting edge of turning Missouri from a state that voted for Democrats for statewide posts to a bellwether that was somewhat evenly divided between the parties. But Danforth is now decrying a force that helped Missouri Republicans take unprecedented power throughout state: Former President Donald Trump.
    “It's possible to be a Trump Republican. It's possible to be a Reagan Republican. But the two are not compatible. They're inconsistent,” Danforth said in an interview with St. Louis Public Radio. “It's really impossible to be both at the same time.”

    • 33 min
    The chaotic 2024 Missouri legislative session is done

    The chaotic 2024 Missouri legislative session is done

    Missouri's 2024 session is over. And in some respects, the divides between Missouri Republicans, especially in the Senate, were more noteworthy than the things that were actually passed. STLPR's Sarah Kellogg joins The Politically Speaking Hour to talk about what passed — and why the supermajority era may be coming to an end. Later in the show, STLPR's Rachel Lippmann discussed St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones' State of the City address.

    • 49 min

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Best archive of 21st century MO Political History

If you want to know something about anything that happened between 2012 and today, which coincidentally was an extremely turbulent, politically fraught, and interesting period for our state…it’s almost certainly covered here.

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The definitive podcast about Missouri politics!

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