Missouri Senate

McCaskill Gets Primary Challenger
Former Obamacare marketplace worker running to Missouri Democrat’s left

Missouri Senate candidate Angelica Earl says Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill is too conservative on issues such as health care. (AngelicaforMissouri.com)

A former health care marketplace worker is challenging Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill for the Democratic nomination in 2018, calling the incumbent “too conservative.”

Angelica Earl, a political novice, said she rejects McCaskill’s push for a bipartisan solution to health care. The 31-year-old from St. Louis County said she supports “single-payer health care for all,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Blunt Wins Re-Election in Missouri Senate Race
The state was a surprise Senate battleground

Blunt wins a second term in the Senate. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Roy Blunt will defeat Democrat Jason Kander in the Missouri Senate race, The Associated Press projects. The race was one of the surprise Senate battlegrounds of the 2016 cycle.

Blunt led Kander 50 — 45 percent, with 90 percent of precincts reporting. Coming into Election Day, the race was rated Tossup by the Rothenberg & Gonzalez Political Report/Roll Call.

Democrats Hit Roy Blunt for Helping a Tobacco Company
End Citizens United releases second ad in $900K Missouri buy

End Citizens United is launching another ad attacking Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt‘s lobbyist connections. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

End Citizens United, a Democratic PAC, is launching its second ad Thursday in a $900,000 TV and digital buy targeting Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt.

The ad, shared first with Roll Call, attacks the Republican senator for “sneaking a provision to help a tobacco giant into a Homeland Security bill.” The narrator says that Blunt’s wife and son were lobbyists for the company, which paid for Blunt’s weekend trips to a South Carolina resort. 

Ad Hammers Blunt For Family Lobbying Ties
Draws contrast with challenger Jason Kander's military record

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is in a competitive race against Sen. Roy Blunt. (Courtesy Kander for Missouri Facebook page)

A group dedicated to limiting the use of outside money in politics has dropped $770,000 on an ad in Missouri hitting Republican Sen. Roy Blunt for his family members being lobbyists.

The commercial from End Citizens United PAC will air on broadcast and cable in St. Louis and Kansas City from Wednesday until Sept. 27.