General Election 2016

Every Missouri attorney general since 1969 has sought higher office at the conclusion of their term, just as gubernatorial candidate Chris Koster is doing this year. Even so, the race to be the next attorney general hasn’t received much attention. Perhaps it should; this year’s two major candidates have completely different ideas about what the job even is.

Three candidates are vying for representation of the state's 134th House District this general election. That includes incumbent Rep. Elijah Haahr, who is seeking his third term in the Missouri House. He’s challenged by Democratic candidate Angela Pryor and Daniel Romine, a Libertarian.

The 134th District encompasses parts of south central and southwest Springfield, spanning north to south from Phelps Grove Park to the James River and bordering Golden Avenue to the east and Campbell Ave to the west.

In the early years of his political career,  U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt had a reputation as a reformer. 

In 1992, Blunt — then Missouri secretary of state — ran a stunning ad that accused fellow Republican Bill Webster of engaging in “pay to play” in the Missouri attorney general’s office.

On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air, we heard from Missouri’s Democratic and Republican candidates for Treasurer: Judy Baker and Eric Schmitt. The two interviews are excerpted from earlier Politically Speaking podcasts conducted by St. Louis Public Radio political reporters Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum.

Baker is a former state representative who served for two terms representing some of Boone County. Schmitt is a state senator from Glendale who has served in that role since 2009.

You can read more about each candidate here:

Voters in the Missouri House of Representatives District 135 will choose a new person to represent them when they go to the polls on November 8.  Lincoln Hough, who served in that position since 2010, left to run for the office of Greene County Commission in the 2nd District, which is currently held by Roseanne Bentley.

The 135th House District encompasses a large portion of eastern Springfield.

Each of the candidates for the office has varied reasons why he thinks he would make the best choice for voters.