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BY RACHAEL DUNN | SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 | 11:10 A.M.



Survey conducted September 26 through September 27, 2016. 1,279 likely voters participated in the survey. Survey weighted to match expected turnout demographics for the 2016 General Election. Margin of Error is +/-3 %. Totals do not always equal 100% due to rounding. Survey conducted by Remington Research Group on behalf of The Missouri Times.


Q: The candidates in the General Election for President of the United States are the Republican Donald Trump, the Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?

Donald Trump: 49%

Hillary Clinton: 39%

Gary Johnson: 5%

Jill Stein: 1% 

Undecided: 5%

Q: The candidates in the General Election for Missouri Governor are the Republican Eric Greitens, the Democrat Chris Koster, the Libertarian Cisse Spragins and the Independent Lester Turilli. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?

Chris Koster: 51%

Eric Greitens: 35%

Cisse Spragins: 3%

Lester Turilli: 2%

Undecided: 10%


Q: Constitutional Amendment 2

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to: establish limits on campaign contributions by individuals or entities to political parties, political committees, or committees to elect candidates for state or judicial office?

Yes: 64%

No: 15%

Undecided: 22%

MORE AMENDMENT 3 WAVES | Amendment 3 has reached the airwaves. Vote Yes on 3 for Kids released its first television ad Tuesday, laying out the case for the amendment.

AG CUTS REMAIN | Last week Nixon cut more than $4 million from state agriculture programs as part of a larger budget cut package. That included $2.9 million from the deferred biodiesel subsidy transfer and $1 million for the dairy revitalization program.

  • “In his haste to respond to decisions made by our legislature, Governor Nixon has fallen into the trap of robbing Peter to pay Paul,” said Gary Wheeler, executive director of the Missouri Soybean Association. “Cutting the dollars budgeted to repay debt under Missouri’s Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund only serves to kick that particular can down the road to the next administration.”

COLUMN FROM SEN. HOLSMAN | Clean Energy: Tomorrow’s challenge calls for action today


KCMO, KCK TAPPED BY WHITE HOUSE | Kansas City will be involved in several initiatives, including one that brings together more than 20 cities, along with the Council of Global Chief Information Officers, to ensure the “responsible and equitable deployment of smart technologies.” A goal is to create transparency and develop a “common framework” to aid governments in creating policies and procedures related to the Internet of Things.

GALLOWAY 2018?State Auditor Nicole Galloway tells Missourinet that she will seek re-election in 2018. She was sworn into office as Missouri’s 37th State Auditor.
  • “When I first took on this job, I did state that I would be seeking re-election in 2018. Given the circumstances, I thought it was important to say that upfront,” says Galloway.
  • Galloway, a Democrat, was appointed in 2015 by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon after previous Auditor Tom Schweich, a Republican, committed suicide. Republicans criticized Nixon for handpicking someone from his own party.
  • “I wouldn’t have wanted this job if it wasn’t something that I was serious about and wanted to keep for a long period of time,” says Galloway.

GREITENS' SPOKESMAN A FAN OF OFFENSIVE MEMESAn Eric Greitens supporter who narrates a new campaign ad for the Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidate has re-posted internet memes disparaging Muslims, falsely alleging that President Obama is a foreigner and joking about differing strategies that liberal and conservative women should use to fight off rapists.
  • One meme re-posted on Army veteran Robert Murphy's Facebook page shows a woman being grabbed across her mouth and crotch by a male attacker, over the words: "Liberal Anti-Rape Tips — Urinate on yourself to ruin your rapist's mood / libido.”
  • At least one Greitens staffer is listed on the "Friends" section of Murphy's Facebook page, indicating the campaign had access to the postings.
  • "This election is about creating jobs and bringing fundamental change to Missouri, not random social media posts," Greitens campaign manager Austin Chambers said in a written response to the Post-Dispatch.
  • He continued: "Robert Murphy fought for the media's right to write dumb gotcha stories, and for his own free speech right to say things that aren't politically correct, even things others, including Eric, don't agree with."

WESTAR OFFICIALLY PART OF GREAT PLAINSShareholders overwhelmingly approved the $12.2 billion sale of Topeka, Kan.-based electric company Westar Energy to Kansas City, Mo.-based Great Plains Energy, the two firms announced Monday.

  • Westar is Kansas’ largest electric company. After the acquisition, Great Plains, which is the parent company of Kansas City Power & Light, would serve more than 1.5 million customers in the two states. The two companies say combining operations would result in $200 million in annual savings after three years, keeping rates in check.

AMENDMENT 6 OPPONENTS JOIN FORCES | “We fought too long to be able to vote and I’ll be doggone if we’re just going to give it up with nobody doing anything about it,” he said in an interview Tuesday.

  • To combat the legislation, his organization along with other advocacy organizations across the state have joined forced to form a political action committee called theMissouri Right to Vote Coalition. Chapel says the coalition will show a sense of solidarity against the measure and even allow them to pool their resources.
  • “We can ensure the message we’re sending coalesces and resonates with a larger perspective,” he said.
  • The coalition has its own social media presence and has already produced one video detailing the difficulties of obtaining the materials needed for an ID. While the bill has provisions that cost incurred by citizens to get materials needed for a photo ID, opponents say the process is more arduous than proponents let on.

RIZZO-REPLACEMENT ELECTED BASED ON COMMUNITY TIES | “I think the advantage I’ve had is that I’ve lived here for 37 years and the people know me,” she said. “They trust me.”


Courtesy of the Gate Way Group

Changes on: 09/27/2016

Rodney Boyd Added ST LOUIS BLUES
Katherine Casas Added ST LOUIS BLUES
Brian J Grace Added ST LOUIS BLUES
David Michael Jackson Added KANSAS CITY MISSOURI


Courtesy of the MEC
MECID Report Filed Committee Contribution Information Contribution Date Amount
C000960 09/27/2016 MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMITTEE Koster for Missouri PO Box 1551 PO Box 1551 Jefferson Ctiy MO 65102 9/26/2016 $90,000.00
C151174 09/27/2016 COMMITTEE FOR ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT IN MISSOURI Sarah Humphreys Atkins 4713 Rock Springs Rd Arlington VA 22207 TAMKO Building Products Quality Consultant 9/27/2016 $1,000,000.00
C071362 09/27/2016 CITIZENS FOR STEVE STENGER Rosalita's Cantina Management Group, LLC 1235 Washington Ave. St Louis MO 63103 9/26/2016 $25,000.00
C091129 09/27/2016 PARSON FOR MISSOURI Kansas City Southern 427 W 12th Street Kansas City MO 64105 9/27/2016 $5,201.43
C000639 09/27/2016 MO PETROLEUM MARKETERS + CONVENIENCE STORE ASSOC PAC Cheyenne International LLC 701 S Battleground Ave Grover NC 28073 9/27/2016 $130,000.00
C161205 09/27/2016 COMMITTEE TO ELECT GARY MYERS JUDGE Gary Myers 4810 S Lakewood Dr St Joseph MO 64506 Attorney 9/27/2016 $10,000.00
C121477 09/27/2016 MISSOURIANS FOR FAIR TAXATION Missouri Association of REALTORS 2601 Bernadette Pl Columbia MO 65205 9/26/2016 $1,000,000.00
C091291 09/27/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION - MISSOURI Health Care Service Corporation 300 East Randolph Chicago IL 60601 9/27/2016 $25,000.00
C000953 09/27/2016 MO REPUBLICAN PARTY Committee to Elect Randy Jotte 120 Orchard Ave Webster Groves MO 63119 9/27/2016 $25,302.00
C151151 09/27/2016 MARK MILTON FOR STATE REP David Humphreys PO Box 4050 Joplin MO 64803 TAMKO Building Products Executive 9/27/2016 $40,000.00

28 Jay Houghton Chicken Dinner – Deimeke Farm – Laddonia – 5 p.m. social/6 p.m. dinner
28 Rochelle Walton Gray Reception – KAI Design &Build – St. Louis – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
28 Jerome Barnes Reception – Fun House Pizza – Raytown – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
29 Kolkmeyer and Hoskins – Linwood Lawn – Lexington – 5:30-7 p.m.
29 Sarah Unsicker Reception – Llywelyn’s Pub – Webster Groves – 5:30-7 p.m.
29 Mark Matthiesen Ice Cream Social – Creve Coeur Park Shelter – Maryland Heights – 5:30 p.m.
30 Kevin Engler/ Elaine Gannon Golf – St. Francis Golf Club – Farmington – 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. starts
30 Jeff Roorda Reception – 3710 Hampton – St. Louis – 4-6:30 p.m.

1 Daniel Bogle Trivia Night – Crestwood Community Center. – Crestwood – 6:30 p.m.
1 Paul Wieland Trap Shoot – StL Trap and Skeet Club – Pacific – 10 a.m. start
3 Tim Remole Golf – Heritage Hills Golf Course – Moberly – 8:30 a.m. reg./10 a.m. tee
4 Teresa Hensley, Judy Baker, and Robin Smith – Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus Fundraiser – Lathrop and Gage – TBD
4 Mike Bernskoetter Dinner – Wardsville Lions Club – Wardsville – 4:30-7 p.m.
6 2nd Annual Registered Lobbyist Charity Golf – Eagle Knoll – 8:30 a.m. reg./9:30 a.m. tee
6 Caleb Rowden Luncheon – Weber Grill Restaurant – StL – Noon
6 Mark Ellebracht Reception – 1118 McGee – KC – 4 p.m.
6 Michael Butler’s Promenade on the Park – Park Ave. Mansion – STL – 5-8 p.m.
6 Andrew Koenig Reception – Lakin home – St. Louis – 5:30-7 p.m.
7 Dave Schatz Golf – Sullivan Country Club – 10 a.m. start
7 MSCC Roundtable – KC Southern – Downtown KC – 11 am briefing, Noon luncheon
7 Joshua Peters Luncheon – The Grand Café – JC – Noon-1:30 p.m.

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