David Limbaugh and Peter Kinder to headline for the tribute to Rush Limbaugh at State Lincoln Days

This year Missouri and our country lost a warrior for Conservatism, Rush Limbaugh. We are honored to be joined by his brother David Limbaugh and childhood friend Peter Kinder to have a tribute to Rush Friday night at State Lincoln Days.

“As few others do, Rush lived life his way, and the world is immensely better because of his contributions. He was the tip of the spear from day one and took tidal waves of abuse from hateful leftists who devoted their lives to destroying him — and they failed. Rush was responsible not for the development of modern conservatism but for its explosion into the mainstream of American life. He paved the path for so many other great conservatives. The nation — and all of us — owe him deeply for this. He single-handedly resurrected AM talk radio.” –David Limbaugh

Tickets are going fast for State Lincoln Days and with limited tickets, it’s important to register ASAP!! 

In order to register, you can either download and print a form HERE or register online on EVENTBRITE.

We also have a room block with a discounted rate specifically for Lincoln Day attendees, CLICK HERE FOR ROOM BLOCK.

If you are interested in purchasing an ad in the Lincoln Day magazine please contact Charlie Dalton, Charlie@mogop.org.

North St. Louis Republican Club to hold Hazelwood School Board Forum

The North St Louis County Republican Club will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:30 PM.  The location is Cannoli’s Restaurant at 462 US Highway 67 (Lindbergh) at Washington/Charbonier in the Florissant Meadows Shopping Center.  

They will be having a candidate forum for Hazelwood School Board directors and invited a speaker from MSD and will speak about the MSD issues on our ballot.     

This is a non-partisan meeting and no dues will be collected.

Cannoli’s has great food, please try it while you are at our meeting.

For more information, please contact Lou Hannibal at 314-831-6442.

Missouri GOP Thanks Senator Roy Blunt for his Service


  JEFFERSON CITY— Today Senator Roy Blunt announced he will not seek reelection to the United States Senate in 2022. The Missouri Republican Party is grateful for everything Senator Blunt has done for Missouri and The United States. 

Senator Blunt began his service to Missouri as the Greene County Clerk. This position would lead him to become Missouri’s Secretary State—the first Republican to hold that office in 50 years. After his post as the Secretary of State, Roy Blunt was elected to Congress in Missouri’s 7th District. After serving in leadership in the House of Representatives, Blunt successfully ran for US Senate in 2010 and was re-elected in 2016. 

Senator Blunt has always been a supporter of the Missouri Republican Party and a fighter for Missouri. We wish Senator Blunt and his family the best as they move into the next chapter of their life. 


STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN NICK MYERS:

“Throughout his years of service to Missourians, Senator Blunt always made Missouri his number one priority. His impact on Missouri and has always done his duty. I look forward to Missouri continuing to benefit from his presence in the US Senate over the next two years.”

Nick Myers Elected as new MO GOP Chair

On January 30th the Missouri Republican State Committee met to hold an election to elect the Missouri Republican Party’s Chair and officers.

The Committee unanimously elected Joplin area CPA Nick Myers as Chairman of the state GOP. Nick, a long-time grassroots Republican activist and Newton County GOP chairman, has served on the Missouri Republican State Committee since 2008. He will serve a 2-year term as Chairman, leading the party through the 2022 elections.

“It is an honor to be elected by the members of the Republican State Committee to lead the Missouri Republican Party,” said Myers. “As recent elections have demonstrated, Missouri is a deeply conservative state. I look forward to working with Governor Parson, our statewide officials, our US senators & Congress members, and our majorities in the State House and Senate to protect and secure our God given rights. To that end the committee and I will be unified in our efforts to elect a State Auditor and win another six year term for our US Senator.”

Since 1983, Myers is the president of Nick Myers CPA PC with offices in Joplin, Anderson and Webb City in Southwest Missouri. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Redings Mill Fire Protection District, President and Chairman of the Board of the 8,000+ member Missouri Society of CPAs, member of the  American Institute of CPAs Governing Council,  and as an officer of the 2011 Missouri House Apportionment Commission and 2012 Senate Apportionment Commission.

“Nick Myers is a respected Republican leader who has dedicated himself to building our party locally and statewide,” said Governor Parson. “I look forward to working with Nick to grow the Republican Party, win elections, and govern conservatively.”

The State Committee also elected Leann Green of Licking as Vice Chair and reelected Derrick Good of Cedar Hill as Secretary and Pat Thomas of Jefferson City as Treasurer. Each election was uncontested and unanimous.

St. Louis County Republicans Voice Their Support of The Trump Administration’s Pursuit of Election Truth

At their regularly scheduled monthly meeting last night, members of the St. Louis County Republican Central Committee voted unanimously to support President Trump’s attempt to investigate voting irregularities. This included the United States Justice Department and our local officials.

See their resolution below:

Free and fair elections are the bedrock of America’s unprecedented multi-century tradition of the peaceful transition of power. The U.S. Constitution leaves it to the states to develop procedures and safeguards to guarantee that all legally eligible voters can cast their ballots securely and confidently in their elections. When there appears to be evidence that states have failed to uniformly implement these safeguards, it is the right of any candidate in to seek access to the ballots and conduct a review of the vote. However, the U.S. Department of Justice has the ultimate authority to protect the integrity of federal elections.

We, the committee men and women of the St. Louis County Republican Central Committee, believe election fraud on any scale is unacceptable. With reports of potential significant fraud from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin we are extremely concerned not only about the outcome of this election, but also about the American public’s trust of our entire election process going forward.

Problems with the voter signatures, postal marks on mailed in ballots and the extensions granted for such ballots to arrive, as well as the inability of poll watchers to continuously monitor vote counts are all election issues which require investigation and resolution. These investigations and challenges must be concluded prior to the final outcome of this election’s certification in order to secure the public trust in our federal elections.

Therefore the St. Louis County Republican Central Committee resolves to:

  • Support the use of Federal prosecutors authorized to pursue substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities prior to the certification of the elections nationwide.
  • Support our state Attorney General’s participation in the amicus brief, filed along with nine other states attorney generals in the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging Pennsylvania’s decision to count mail-in ballots which arrived through Friday November 6,2020.
  • Work with the Missouri legislature to review and address any weaknesses in our own state election policies and procedures that might contribute to such public distrust in the future, and develop solutions that will ensure the public’s confidence in the safety and accuracy of our election process.

The St. Louis County Republican Central Committee is made up of Republican Committeemen and Committeewomen elected to the various Townships in St. Louis County. For more information see their website: redstatestl.org.

Help Team Koenig!

Team Koenig needs your help! We’re in the final few days until the election and our race is tight. Please join us this Saturday to help reach voters in West and South St. Louis County. We’re hoping to reach 5,000 people this weekend and need your help!

We will be meeting at the GOP Office at 9:00 a.m. Saturday. Lunch will be provided. Please invite your friends, family and constituents.

GOP Office, 794 Gravois Bluffs Blvd, Fenton, MO 63026

Hope you can join us! If you can make it or have any questions please contact me at 314-809-1400 or at frank@electandrewkoenig.com “

Opinion: Vote yes on Amendment 3 “Cleaner Missouri”

BY HOLLY REHDER ON OCTOBER 15, 2020

From the Missouri Times. In 2018, voters acted to pass Amendment 1 in Missouri, and I can understand why. Amendment 1 included some much-needed ethics reform for Jefferson City. For example, it reduced the number of lobbyist gifts that could be made to legislators, it set time thresholds for when a legislator or their staff could become a lobbyist after leaving office, and it set new campaign contribution limits. Missourians care about the integrity of their elected officials, and so they wanted to vote on ethics reform. However, while approving ethics reform, voters were largely unaware of the broken redistricting portions of Amendment 1.

Amendment 1 radically transformed the redistricting process in Missouri. Voters were largely convinced to vote on Amendment 1 by approving the ethics reform aspects, while the remainder of Amendment 1 — the redistricting aspects — were hidden under the rug. For one thing, the ballot language was overly long and frustrating to understand. For another, millions of dollars from outside groups poured into the state to see it pass — this was a measure largely championed by outside interests, not Missourians.

Amendment 1 did away with the bipartisan, committee approach to redistricting that we had prior. Instead, it created a new process of having the elected state auditor appoint a “state demographer” who would be in charge of drawing new legislative district maps. That means that the state auditor, who is currently a Democrat and running for governor, would select the person responsible for deciding state legislative districts. This process clearly isn’t non-partisan.

Even worse, our new system requires that legislative districts be drawn with a priority on having an equal number of Republicans and Democrats in the same district. There are a few problems with this.

First, political attitudes can change on any given election, and so that is not a good metric for drawing districts. Attitudes can shift after any election, which means a district map that made sense in one election would be completely bonkers the next.

Second, many regions of our state, including our rural areas, are solidly Republican. This means that our rural districts would have to be drawn so that some urban Democratic voters were in the district too. That could mean Cape Girardeau has to be in the same Senate or House district as St. Louis so that there are more Democrats “voting” in our elections. This makes no sense to me. Districts should be drawn with a preference to geography — the point is to have like voters in like districts. It would be impossible for someone from St. Louis County to truly represent the interests of Southeast Missouri when they’ve never lived in a rural area.

That is why our representatives approved a new ballot language for this upcoming election. Amendment 3, also known as Cleaner Missouri, gives voters the opportunity to have the legislative districts they want to see. Amendment 3 does away with lobbyist gifts to legislators entirely, fixes campaign contributions, and reorganizes the redistricting process, doing away with the current botched system.

Voters deserve a chance to have the ethics reform they want and to have a redistricting process that makes sense. I encourage that all Missourians, particularly those in rural districts, vote yes on Amendment 3 for a Cleaner Missouri.

Senator Hawley Calls for Federal Civil Rights Investigation into STL Circuit Attorney’s Targeting of McCloskey Family

WASHINGTON — Today Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr calling for a federal civil rights investigation into St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s targeting of the McCloskey family for using firearms to defend themselves and their property against a mob of protestors. Senator Hawley writes that Gardner has abused her power in seizing the McCloskey’s guns, investigating the family, and pursuing a possible indictment of the McCloskeys.

Senator Hawley writes, “This is an unacceptable abuse of power and threat to the Second Amendment, and I urge you to consider a federal civil rights investigation into the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office to determine whether this investigation and impending prosecution violates this family’s constitutional rights. There is no question under Missouri law that the McCloskeys had the right to own and use their firearms to protect themselves from threatened violence, and that any criminal prosecution for these actions is legally unsound. The only possible motivation for the investigation, then, is a politically motivated attempt to punish this family for exercising their Second Amendment rights.”

Read the full letter here or below.

July 15, 2020

William P. Barr
Attorney General of the United States
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530

Dear Attorney General Barr:

As you are well aware, the country is facing a moment of significant public unrest and discord. As many Americans are peacefully exercising their constitutional rights to free speech and protest throughout the country, still others are exploiting this moment as an opportunity to sow violence and destruction. Too often, peaceful demonstrations have devolved into tense standoffs or violent riots, with threats and attacks on businesses, innocent bystanders, and law enforcement officers.

One such incident occurred in St. Louis, Missouri, where a family reportedly faced a mass of demonstrators trespassing on their property and threatening them. When help from the police or from nearby security failed to arrive, this family, the McCloskeys, did what any reasonable person would do: they retrieved their lawfully owned firearms and defended their property and their lives. The confrontation was resolved with no one being hurt.

Unfortunately, this family is facing new threats, not from demonstrators but from the local government. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is now threatening to prosecute not the trespassers, but the McCloskeys, and she is using the powers of her office to target them. Her office has seized their firearms, and police have applied for warrants in the case, with an indictment believed to be imminent. [1]

This is an unacceptable abuse of power and threat to the Second Amendment, and I urge you to consider a federal civil rights investigation into the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office to determine whether this investigation and impending prosecution violates this family’s constitutional rights. There is no question under Missouri law that the McCloskeys had the right to own and use their firearms to protect themselves from threatened violence, and that any criminal prosecution for these actions is legally unsound. The only possible motivation for the investigation, then, is a politically motivated attempt to punish this family for exercising their Second Amendment rights. Indeed, this is part of a troubling pattern of politically motivated prosecutorial decisions by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney, who has not seen fit to prosecute many violent offenders, [2] and who has expressed hostility to gun rights in the past. [3] Recently, she declined to pursue charges against twenty-nine individuals arrested during a weekend of riots in the city, and charged only seven. [4]

The Second Amendment is not a second-class right. No family should face the threat of harassment or malicious prosecution for exercising that right. The Department of Justice must ensure that all Americans’ rights are protected from this kind of abuse of power.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

Sincerely,
Josh Hawley
U.S. Senator

 

Facts on Mail-In voting

SB 631 Facts

  1. The bill contains a repeal clause effective on 12-31-2020.
  2. The bill is in no way like the Michigan-style voting where ballots are sent to every voter. Ballots are by request only.
  1. Liberal groups were/are preparing a lawsuit asking our liberal courts to order a Michigan/Oregon-style mail-in vote system involving all voters, not just those requesting COVID-19 related ballots. SB631 provides an argument against that.
  1. The bill retains the requirement that the ballot be notarized and a single ballot per envelope defeating ballot harvesting.
  1. SB631 process is very much like the absentee system that is in current law. You must request an absentee ballot.
  1. SB631 also contains subpoena power to the Secretary of State to aid in the prosecution of voter fraud.

 

It is important to note that:

–There is a sunset on two reasons to vote absentee that will repeal in December. There are five reasons now for voting absentee. That will change temporarily to seven, but the two added that concern COVID-19 reasons will repeal at the end of the year.

–The rest of the bill, everything not dealing with COVID-19 issues, will stay in force.

–Election authorities will compare signature on every ballot they receive to the signature they have on file when the individual registered to vote.

Missouri’s Law-and-Order Leaders Are Leading Right

From the Missouri Republican Party:

We are appalled by the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the injustice he suffered.  The events of the past week have been heartbreaking with the violence and destruction of communities.  In Missouri, former St. Louis Police Officer David Dorn was murdered by looters, and four St. Louis police officers were shot.

As Governor Mike Parson said, George Floyd shouldn’t have lost his life, former St. Louis Police Officer David Dorn shouldn’t have lost his life, and four St. Louis police officers shouldn’t have been shot.

Our state leaders have taken direct action to help ensure the safety of all Missourians.

Governor Parson, who served 22 years in law enforcement, has committed the forces he has as governor to protect law-abiding citizens. “Whether that’s every member of the highway patrol, whether that’s every member of the National Guard, I will call them all out to stop the violence in this state,” Governor Parson said.

Governor Parson is talking, and more importantly, listening to leaders on the ground that he has built relationships with since he become governor.

In an unprecedented action, Attorney General Eric Schmitt partnered with U.S. Attorneys to send a message to those who may come to Missouri to cause destruction, loot or riot: You will be prosecuted.

Missourians have the right to protest peacefully, but as Attorney General Schmitt said, “…those who seek to use these protests to destroy property and commit acts of violence, including those who come to Missouri from out of state, will be held accountable for their actions by federal and state authorities.  Those acts of destruction and violence will not be tolerated.”

Missouri’s law-and-order leaders are Leading Right.