By: Brian Evans

As the 2018 Midterm Election nears, I have had countless friends, family, co-workers, and readers ask me, either in person or by email, what does the ballot initiatives mean? They don’t know how to vote on the Amendments or even candidates, because they have received SO MUCH DISINFORMATION, that they are left confused and unsure of what is true, and what is not. I explained that although I do not believe that it is my place to tell others how to vote, I do believe that it is my duty to help them understand the Amendments and candidates, so they know how to vote. Therefore, I began the task of researching and accounting for the facts behind the candidates and ballot measures in Missouri, and detailing them below, so voters can understand the candidates and the measures on the ballot. I do indicate my beliefs on how I will vote on some measures like Clean Missouri and marijuana, because they will have long and disasterous consequences for our state, our children, and for future generations to come.

AMENDMENT 1 (Clean Missouri)

This Amendment was proposed by a ‘Initiative Petition’, brought forward by left-wing and George Soros funded groups. The Amendment reads…

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change process and criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • change limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from paid lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time;
  • prohibit political fundraising by candidates for or members of the state legislature on State property; and
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public?

State governmental entities estimate annual operating costs may increase by $189,000. Local governmental entities expect no fiscal impact.

 Fair Ballot Language:

“yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to change the process and criteria for redrawing state legislative district boundaries during reapportionment (redistricting).  Currently, bipartisan house and senate commissions redraw boundaries and those maps are adopted if 70% of the commissioners approve the maps.  This amendment has a state demographer chosen from a panel selected by the state auditor redraw the boundaries and submit those maps to the house and senate commissions.  This amendment would then allow changes to the demographer’s maps only if 70% of the commissioners vote to make changes and do so within two months after receiving the maps from the state demographer.  The amendment also reduces the limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state senator or state representative can accept from individuals or entities by $100 per election for a senate candidate and $500 for a house candidate.  The amendment creates a $5 limit on gifts that state legislators and their employees can accept from paid lobbyists or the lobbyists’ clients, and prohibits state legislators and their employees from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of two years after the end of their last legislative session.  The amendment prohibits political fundraising by candidates for or members of the state legislature on State property.  The amendment further requires all legislative records and proceedings to be subject to the state open meetings and records law (Missouri Sunshine Law).

“no” vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution regarding redistricting, campaign contributions, lobbyist gifts, limits on lobbying after political service, fundraising locations, and legislative records and proceedings.

If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.

SUMMARY OF ‘AMENDMENT 1 (CLEAN MISSOURI) INITIATIVE:

As the Democrat party has increased their assault on American’s basic inalienable rights, and on the Constitution of the United States itself, Missouri is now on the front lines of their attack for our right to have a voice in elections. In fact, clean Missouri is not only funded by pro-Communist George Soros, but it does the following

  • Takes away Missouri residents control over their own government.
  • Writes partisan gerrymandering into the state constitution, so rural communities and small cities voices are silenced, as their votes are cancelled out.
  • Democrats would gain massive power in Missouri, and take control over smaller and rural communities like in California.
  • Gives political elites control over how districts are created and who gets to create them.
  • Big money interests like George Soros would finally have the ability to control the ballot box, and effectively  SILENCE YOUR VOTE!

Therefore, I will VOTE NO on AMENDMENT 1  called “CLEAN MO”, because it is a DIRTY TRICK! In fact, Democrats with the help of George Soros have been plotting ways to trick Missouri residents, and Americans across the nation into voting in favor of altering our national and state constitutions. In November, they are looking to use “Clean MO” to cut up Kansas City, St. Louis, and other liberal cities across the state so that conservative rural areas can be re-districted and combined with left-wing progressive areas, so the conservative votes would be ultimately silenced.

Left-wing progressive-socialist groups designed ‘Clean MO’ to be appealing to the voters at the ballot boxes, so the average voter would be inclined to vote for it. For example…

They scripted the name for Amendment 1 as “Clean Missouri”, so it would sound like they were voting to clean up Missouri government. However, as a wolf in sheep skin, the democrats true intentions are to steal Missouri residents voices, and gain power.

In the end, although it appears that it creates openness, fairness, and more control, it truly takes the power away from ‘We the People’, and reduces competitiveness. openness, and empowers big money. THEREFORE, IT DOES THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT IT SAYS.

THERE ARE THREE MEASURES ON THE BALLOT TO LEGALIZE THE CURRENTLY ILLEGAL DRUG MARIJUANA (AMENDMENT 1, AMENDMENT 2, AND PROPOSITION C)  HERE THEY ARE…

Amendment 2

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and create regulations and licensing/certification procedures for marijuana and marijuana facilities;
  • impose a 4 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana; and
  • use funds from these taxes for health and care services for military veterans by the Missouri Veterans Commission and to administer the program to license/certify and regulate marijuana and marijuana facilities?

This proposal is estimated to generate annual taxes and fees of $18 million for state operating costs and veterans programs, and $6 million for local governments. Annual state operating costs are estimated to be $7 million.

 Fair Ballot Language:

“yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes under state laws.  This amendment does not change federal law, which makes marijuana possession, sale and cultivation a federal offense.  This amendment creates regulations and licensing procedures for medical marijuana and medical marijuana facilities — dispensary, cultivation, testing and marijuana-infused product manufacturing facilities.  This amendment creates licensing fees for such facilities. This amendment will impose a 4 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana for medical purposes by dispensary facilities.  The funds from the license fees and tax will be used by the Missouri Veterans Commission for health and care services for military veterans, and by the Department of Health and Senior Services to administer the program to license/certify and regulate marijuana and marijuana facilities.

“no” vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution as to the use of marijuana.

If passed, this measure will impose a 4 percent retail sales tax on marijuana for medical purposes.

Therefore, Amendment 2 is designed to legalize medical marijuana, and would impose a 4% tax on marijuana sales in Missouri. They claim that the taxes would go towards health care services for military veterans. However, they made similar claims when they proposed casinos in the state, and said that the taxes would go to education and schools. In the end, it only was a negligible amount that went to education, and the rest went to other areas that the government wanted to spend the tax dollars.

Amendment 3

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and create regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana and marijuana facilities;
  • impose a 15 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana, and a tax on the wholesale sale of marijuana flowers and leaves per dry-weight ounce to licensed facilities; and
  • use funds from these taxes to establish and fund a state research institute to conduct research with the purpose of developing cures and treatments for cancer and other incurable diseases or medical conditions?

This proposal is estimated to generate annual taxes and fees of $66 million. State governmental entities estimate initial implementation costs of $186,000 and increased annual operating costs of $500,000.

 Fair Ballot Language:

“yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes under state laws.  This amendment does not change federal law, which makes marijuana possession, sale and cultivation a federal offense.  This amendment makes Brad Bradshaw (the contact person on this initiative petition) the research chairperson of a newly created research institute that is funded by fees and taxes on medical marijuana.  Brad Bradshaw will select the members of the board that will govern the research institute, which will issue regulations and licensing procedures for medical marijuana and medical marijuana facilities — dispensary, cultivation, and marijuana-infused product manufacturing facilities.  This amendment creates licensing fees for such facilities.  The amendment imposes a 15 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana for medical purposes by dispensary facilities and a tax on the wholesale sale of marijuana flowers and leaves by cultivation facilities.  The funds generated by the license fees and taxes will be used by the research institute for licensing and regulating marijuana and marijuana facilities, land acquisition and development, and conducting research with the purpose of developing cures and treatments for cancer and other incurable diseases.

“no” vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution as to the use of marijuana.

If passed, this measure will impose an 15 percent retail sales tax on marijuana for medical uses and a wholesale sales tax on marijuana sold by medical marijuana cultivation facilities.

This measure would also legalize medical marijuana in the state of Missouri, but they claim that the tax money would go towards the establishment of a state research fund for cancer and other diseases….if the money doesn’t get diverted.

Proposition C

Official Ballot Title:

Do you want to amend Missouri law to:

  • remove state prohibitions on personal use and possession of medical cannabis (marijuana) with a written certification by a physician who treats a patient diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition;
  • remove state prohibitions on growth, possession, production, and sale of medical marijuana by licensed and regulated facilities, and a facility’s licensed owners and employees;
  • impose a 2% tax on the retail sale of medical marijuana; and
  • use funds from this tax for veterans’ services, drug treatment, early childhood education, and for public safety in cities with a medical marijuana facility?

State government entities estimate initial and one-time costs of $2.6 million, annual costs of $10 million, and annual revenues of at least $10 million. Local government entities estimate no annual costs and are expected to have at least $152,000 in annual revenues.

 Fair Ballot Language:

“yes” vote will amend Missouri statutes to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes under state laws.  This amendment does not change federal law, which makes marijuana possession, sale and cultivation a federal offense. This amendment creates regulations and licensing procedures for medical marijuana and medical marijuana facilities — dispensary, cultivation and production, and testing facilities.  This amendment creates licensing fees for such facilities. This amendment will impose a 2 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana for medical purposes by dispensary facilities.  The funds from the license fees will go to the Division of Liquor Control to administer the program to license/certify and regulate marijuana and marijuana facilities.  The funds from the tax will be used for veterans’ services, drug treatment, early childhood education, and for public safety in cities with a medical marijuana facility.

“no” vote will not amend Missouri statutes as to the use of marijuana.

If passed, this measure will impose a 2% retail sales tax on marijuana for medical purposes.

Proposition C is another measure to legalize medical marijuana, and would remove state prohibitions on the personal use, possession, growth, production and sale of medical marijuana. Also, it would impose a 2% tax to use on veterans’ services, drug treatment, early childhood education and for public safety in cities with a medical marijuana facility.

Summary of (AMENDMENT 2, 3, AND PROP C) marijuana measures…

The USA Today released an article in August of 2017,  where they explained how in Colorado, marijuana legalization devastated their state. They pointed out that not only did legalization result in higher arrest rates, but they still have a black market, and it has resulted in a greater threat to the people of Colorado, regardless of whether or not you use it.

Today, our nation is facing one of the largest drug epidemics in history, between opioid addiction, easily accessible legal street drugs, and yes marijuana, AMERICA IS IN TROUBLE! In 2012, Coloradoan’s were promised tax dollars to go to various places like education, but they have failed to follow through. Also, residents were promised that the legalization of pot would reduce black market sales, drug overdoses, and harder narcotics use, due to the availability of marijuana. However, the legalization has had quite the opposite effect. In fact, the USA Today reported that since the legalization of marijuana…

Colorado has seen an increase in marijuana related traffic deaths, poison control calls, and emergency room visits. The marijuana black market has increased in Colorado, not decreased. And, numerous Colorado marijuana regulators have been indicted for corruption. In 2012, we were promised funds from marijuana taxes would benefit our communities, particularly schools. Dr. Harry Bull, the Superintendent of Cherry Creek Schools, one of the largest school districts in the state, said, “So far, the only thing that the legalization of marijuana has brought to our schools has been marijuana.”

USA Today

Democrats claim that legalizing marijuana helps to reduce arrests that target poor, minority communities. However, Colorado has proven once again to defy their promises. In fact, the USA Today reported that…

According to the Colorado Department of Public Safety, arrests in Colorado of black and Latino youth for marijuana possession have increased 58% and 29% respectively after legalization. This means that Black and Latino youth are being arrested more for marijuana possession after it became legal.

Furthermore, a vast majority of Colorado’s marijuana businesses are concentrated in neighborhoods of color. Leaders from these communities, many of whom initially voted to legalize recreational marijuana, often speak out about the negative impacts of these businesses.

USA Today

Additionally, even the left-wing Washington Post reported on how…

college students with access to recreational cannabis on average earn worse grades and fail classes at a higher rate.

Colorado seems to back up those studies, as their youth have some of the highest drug usage rates in the United States, which is 74% higher than other states youth. As a result, student focus and attention deficits are becoming pronounced, and therefore educational performance has plummeted.

As far as how you vote for any one of the three marijuana measures, as a parent, educator, and independent journalist, I choose to not allow the children in my home, my school, my community, or my state to be further punished with negative consequences that would result from legalizing marijuana. Most states in America have chosen to first legalize it for medical purposes, but quickly it is shifted to recreational, whether by doctors who write prescriptions freely, or by further state government measures. Therefore, I will vote NO on ALL THREE MARIJUANA MEASURES, because I wouldn’t wish it upon my own children, so how could I wish it upon others.

In the end, Missouri can find better ways to fund Veterans groups, cancer and disease research, and education. Ultimately, we should find ways that don’t poison our youth, and our future.

Amendment 4

Do you want to amend the Missouri constitution to:

  • remove language limiting bingo game advertising that a court ruled unenforceable; and
  • allow a member of a licensed organization conducting bingo games to participate in the management of bingo games after being a member of the organization for six months instead of the current two years?

State and local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings from this proposal.

 Fair Ballot Language:

“yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to remove language limiting bingo game advertising that a court ruled was unconstitutional and not enforceable.   This amendment would also allow a member of a licensed organization conducting bingo games to participate in the management of bingo games after being a member of the organization for six months.  Currently, the constitution requires two years of membership.

“no” vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution regarding bingo games.

If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT 4 MEASURE:

Amendment 4 would make it easier for new volunteers to run bingo and would eliminate a prohibition on advertising bingo games. Currently, volunteers must have been with a service organization (e.g., Knights of Columbus) for two years before they can run a bingo game. The amendment would reduce that to a six-month period.

Proposition B

Do you want to amend Missouri law to:

  • increase the state minimum wage to $8.60 per hour with 85 cents per hour increase each year until 2023, when the state minimum wage would be $12.00 per hour;
  • exempt government employers from the above increase; and
  • increase the penalty for paying employees less than the minimum wage?

State and local governments estimate no direct costs or savings from the proposal, but operating costs could increase by an unknown annual amount that could be significant. State and local government tax revenue could change by an unknown annual amount ranging from a $2.9 million decrease to a $214 million increase depending on business decisions.

 Fair Ballot Language:

“yes” vote will amend Missouri statutes to increase the state minimum wage rate as follows:

$8.60 per hour beginning January 1, 2019;
$9.45 per hour beginning January 1, 2020;
$10.30 per hour beginning January 1, 2021;
$11.15 per hour beginning January 1, 2022; and
$12.00 per hour beginning January 1, 2023.

The amendment will exempt government employers from the above increases, and will increase the penalty for paying employees less than the minimum wage.

“no” vote will not amend Missouri law to make these changes to the state minimum wage law.

If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.

Proposition B would raise Missouri’s minimum wage from $7.85 to $12 an hour by the year 2023. The upside would be that minimum wage employees across the state would have more money in their pocket to pay bills, and spend. However, there is a downside, in that it would cost Missouri jobs and hours, as businesses would lose the ability to compete with their competitors, especially across state lines, and certainly in states who have lower labor costs.

For example, a Seattle-sponsored analysis of the city’s $3 per hour minimum wage hike has found that it cost the average low-skilled worker $1,500 a year due to employers slashing hours. Part of the reason for that involves the fact that when businesses are forced to raise the minimum wage, they are pinned in a corner. They are left with the choice to either raise the minimum wage for the workers and either raise the cost of their good or services, or cut the total number of employees or hours. Granted, all Americans, and even businesses want to pay employees the best possible salary so they can attract the best possible employees, but businesses don’t want to lose customers due to their inability to compete with their competitors, especially across state lines. As a result, businesses have to cut the total amount of staff, which leads to fewer jobs in Missouri communities towns, cities, and the state. Also, they begin slashing hours to cut overall costs, leaving employees with LESS MONEY IN THIER POCKETS!

In the end, increasing the minimum wage is good, but only in small increments, and certainly not in such a fashion as this Amendment works in. Currently, the minimum wage is at $7.85 per hour, and this amendment would raise that to $12.00 per hour between 2019 to 2023. It lifts the minimum wage by $4.15 per hour, with would cost businesses $3,320 per employee a month, if they work a 40 hours per week. For a business who has 100 employees, that is a total cost of more than $33,000 per year. Therefore, although the amendment seems to be a minimal cost to businesses when listed by the hour, most businesses cannot afford such a steep cost to their overall budget, and so the low income employees would be the ones who pay the ultimate price, thus losing countless jobs, and hours.

Proposition D

Shall Missouri law be amended to fund Missouri state law enforcement by increasing the motor fuel tax by two and one half cents per gallon annually for four years beginning July 1, 2019, exempt Special Olympic, Paralympic, and Olympic prizes from state taxes, and to establish the Emergency State Freight Bottleneck Fund?

If passed, this measure will generate at least $288 million annually to the State Road Fund to provide for the funding of Missouri state law enforcement and $123 million annually to local governments for road construction and maintenance.

 Fair Ballot Language:

“yes” vote will amend Missouri statutes to fund the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s enforcement and administration of motor vehicle laws and traffic regulations. The source of the funding will be revenue from an increased state tax on motor fuel (including gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, and blended fuel). The current state motor fuel tax rate is seventeen (17) cents per gallon. The amendment will increase the rate as follows:

Nineteen and one-half (19.5) cents per gallon beginning July 1, 2019;
Twenty-two (22) cents per gallon beginning July 1, 2020;
Twenty-four and one-half (24.5) cents per gallon beginning July 1, 2021;
Twenty-seven (27) cents per gallon beginning July 1, 2022.

The amendment will also increase the tax on alternative fuels used for motor vehicles (including compressed natural gas, liquid natural gas, and propane gas). The amendment will increase the rate from seventeen (17) cents to twenty-seven (27) cents per unit equivalent to a gallon of gasoline or diesel beginning January 1, 2026.

The amendment will require the state auditor to audit the state’s use of the revenue generated by these taxes every two years.

Additionally, the amendment will allow a state income tax deduction for the value of any prize or award won in the Olympics, Paralympics, or Special Olympics; and it will create an “Emergency State Freight Bottleneck Fund,” which will be dedicated to financing road improvement projects in the state.

“no” vote will not amend Missouri statutes to increase the motor fuel tax, exempt certain prizes from state taxes or establish the Emergency State Freight Bottleneck Fund.

If passed, this measure will increase taxes on motor fuel.

If Proposition D passes, you’ll eventually pay a dime more at the pump. If approved the tax would rise from 17 cents now to 27 cents in 2022 per gallon. That would be an overall cost of $1.50 to $2.00 per tank on average. It would also raise the cost of natural gas, compressed gas, and propane, costing an significant increase in home heating costs.

In all, Proposition D has had wide bipartisan support from both Republicans and Democrats, apparently due to the crumbling roads and bridges throughout the state. Governor Mike Parsons (R-MO), and his Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe (R-MO) are both backing the measure. Also, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said that she supports the fuel tax as well.

The last time Missourians approved a tax increase on fuel was in 1992. A tax increase in 2002 failed miserably. But it included a general sales tax hike too. Supporters say the tax will generate at least $123 million each year for road construction and maintenance. MoDOT reports it would also generate $288 million for law enforcement.

Governor Parsons said…

“When I talk about infrastructure a lot of times we think about highways and bridges,” said Gov. Parson. “But, it’s much more than that. It’s about utilities. It’s about water. It’s about broadband. It’s about a lot of other factors in there. And, if we really want Missouri to do well for the future, we gotta be prepared to make those changes.”

Senator McCaskill says…

“I also support the gas tax I think it’s really important for Missouri, So we can continue to draw down the federal funds that we need.”

Recently, a Missouri Court of Appeals judge tossed out a lawsuit looking to keep the gas tax off the ballot.

Ultimately, it will be up to the voters to decide if they want to pay more at the pump, and to heat their homes.

ABOUT THE CANDIDATES…

(I DON’T DETAIL THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES UNLESS THEY HAVE A CHANCE OF GARNERING MORE THAN 20% OF THE VOTE. OTHERWISE, THEY JUST SIPHON VOTES FROM THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES.

EXAMPLE..

LIBERTARIAN AND CONSTITUTION CANDIDATES SIPHON VOTES FOR REPUBLICANS, EFFECTIVELY MAKING IT A VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT.

GREEN AND SOCIALIST CANDIDATES SIPHON VOTES FOR DEMOCRATS, EFFECTIVELY MAKING IT A VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICAN.

THE EXCEPTION… IF THEY HAVE ENOUGH VOTES GOING INTO THE GENERAL ELECTION, BUT IT IS RARE!

Missouri’s United States Senate Seat:

Josh Hawley (Republican)

Josh Hawley is a native of Lexington, Missouri in rural Lafayette County, and graduated from Rockhurst High School in Kansas City. After college and law school, he moved back home to mid-Missouri, where he lives with his wife, Erin, their two boys, Elijah and Blaise.

Currently, Hawley serves as the state’s Attorney General. He earned a reputation for taking on big government, big business, special interests, and organized crime. In fact, he was a voice calling for the investigation of former Governor Eric Greitens, in 2017, so he apparently will go against his own party when necessary.

Hawley has litigated at the Supreme Court of the United States, the federal courts of appeals, and in state court, typically fighting for Americans Constitutional rights. In fact, constitutional rights, and religious liberty has been one of the major stances and battles that he has a record for defending. In fact, Hawley even fought for religious liberties, when he attacked Obamacare at the Supreme Court for the landmark Hobby Lobby case. and won. Hawley was one of the lead attorneys in the case. Josh was also a lead attorney in the Hosanna-Tabor case at the Supreme Court, protecting the rights of churches.

As Attorney General, he fought back against Washington D.C. overreach, in the United States Rule and Clean Power Plan, because it threatened Missouri farms and family businesses.

More recently, Hawley has been fighting the big opioid manufacturers, and their unethical marketing practices that have helped create an epidemic of opioid abuse.

Hawley also has made cracking down on human trafficking in Missouri a major initiative. In fact, he made the largest anti-trafficking bust in Missouri history.

Finally, Hawley is currently investigating the most powerful company in the world…Google, he says in an effort ensure the safety of Missourians’ private information. Especially, since it has become more apparent that Google, Amazon, Apple, and other major tech companies have been wrongfully collecting personal information and sharing it, without the permission of the American people, including Missouri residents.

 

Claire McCaskill (Democrat)

McCaskill’s voting record shows that she typically tows the party line, and votes with the Democrat Party. In fact, although in the past few months she sounds like a conservative, her record shows that she typically votes against conservative values by voting against the 2nd Amendment, against border security, against energy exploration, against any form of voter id laws, and against tax cuts. Meanwhile, she has caught lying to the Missouri voters RED HANDED by Project Veritas. They admit that she will take guns…

Also, her campaign admits she hides Planned Parenthood donations, because she doesn’t want Missouri Voters to know her true position on abortion…

Claire is now down in the polls, and on a path to losing her seat to Josh Hawley. She has already tried smear campaigns, with the help of the Senate Majority PAC (Political Action Committee). Now, she is resorting to distancing herself from the Democrat Party to the point of saying…

“I’m not one of those ‘crazy’ Democrats”

Claire McCaskill

However, that must be a recent development, since she…

In fact, Claire McCaskill’s voting record and her actions make her indistinguishable from the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Never-the-less, she is trying to convince Missouri  constituents to draw an false distinction between herself and her party leadership like Chuck Schumer, despite they have voted identically 80% of the time, and on everything except:

Head to Head: Compare Voting Records

Compare the voting records of Claire McCaskill and Charles E. Schumer in 2017-18.

Agree: 80% of the time
Disagree: 20% of the time

Now, McCaskill is under fire by her own party, claiming that she is “not one of those ‘crazy Democrats”:

Rebecca Berg

@rebeccagberg

McCaskill campaign’s closing pitch: She’s ‘not one of those crazy Democrats’ https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/24/politics/claire-mccaskill-crazy-democrats/index.html 

McCaskill’s campaign appears to be doubling down on that message in the campaign’s final days, despite getting blow-back from her fellow Democrats and the DNC. In fact, in a new television ad released Tuesday by McCaskill’s campaign, it features a veteran who supports McCaskill stating

“you don’t have to like her,” and then attacking Republicans and praising Claire. He then goes on to say…

“I don’t always agree with Claire McCaskill, but she works hard, fighting against those tariffs, doing all those town halls. Claire’s not afraid to stand up against her own party, and Claire’s not one of those crazy Democrats. She works right in the middle and finds compromise.”

Ironically, McCaskill is not in the middle, but instead a left-wing liberal partisan with a liberal partisan record.  However, now that it is election time, Claire McCaskill tries to convince Missouri voters to ignore her voting record, ignore her former comments, ignore the project veritas videos that expose her fraud. Yes, an election year appears to be the magic time when Claire is no longer Claire, and she is a conservative Democrat. It is almost like a Dr. Jeckyl and Mrs. Hyde scenario, which could be the reason so many Missouri voters are apparently jumping ship and looking to support Josh Hawley.

 

Missouri State Senate (District 32)

William Bill White (Republican)

Representative Bill White

Bill White (R-MO)

Rep. William White represents parts of Jasper and Newton Counties (District 161) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2010.

In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. White is an attorney whose practice has focused on representing children, the elderly, and business law. He previously served as the Juvenile Attorney for Jasper County representing the county juvenile office in juvenile delinquency and abuse and neglect cases. For the past seven years, Rep. White has also worked as a volunteer teacher in the political and social sciences for McAuley Catholic High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1973 to 1976.

Rep. White is a member of the Rotary Club of Joplin, several local Chambers of Commerce, the American Legion, the Missouri Bar, the NRA, the Marine Corps League, and the Naval Institute. He has been involved with the Boy Scouts, Joplin Swim Team, USA swimming, and has served as a member of the City of Joplin Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. He has also served on a number of boards in his community.

Rep. White is a 1971 graduate of Olathe High School. He received his B.A. from the University of Kansas in 1979 and his M.A. in Soviet Area Studies from the University of Chicago in 1980. In 1993, Rep. White obtained his J.D. from Washburn University.

Born June 16, 1953 in Kansas City, Rep. White currently resides in Joplin with his wife, Ellen Nichols. They have four children, Jesse, Brandyn, Amanda and Jera.

White’s voting record shows that he has a proven conservative record. His campaign says the following…

Good paying, family supporting jobs

In order for our state to have a thriving, growing economy, Missouri’s families must have the opportunities to support themselves through good paying jobs. We can create an economic environment that encourages job growth, and allows each Missourian to find a great place to work.

Freedom isn’t free.
As a United States Marine Corps Veteran, I understand first hand the sacrifices that servicemen and women make for their country. I support those who choose to serve their country in the military, and I believe that we should continue to have their back when they come home.

The government does not create jobs, businesses do.
I know our economy wasn’t built by big government, but by the American people who have worked in and started businesses that make our country a better place to call home. I believe government’s role in job creation is to allow the kind of environment that is favorable to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Pro life. Pro family.
One of the government’s most sacred duties is to protect those whose lives and liberties are under attack. We must defend all life, including and especially the unborn. I am committed to pushing back against the expansion of abortion and defending the lives and values of Missouri families.

 

 

McGowan has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kansas, and a Masters in Education from Pitt State University. She has no political experience, but is the owner and director of Pinnocchio School of Dance in Webb City. She has worked at the Franklin Early Childhood Center as an Administrator and Instructor, and as a teacher in the Webb City, Carl Junction, and Corinth, and Joplin Public Schools.

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 Gun Issues:

McGowan says that she supports gun-control, and wants to institute background checks, and licensing on private citizens.

Yes a) Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
Yes b) Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
No c) Should teachers be allowed to bring guns into the classroom?
Yes d) Should a license be required for gun ownership?
e) Other or expanded principles:
I would like to eliminate the law that prohibits cities from prohibiting firearms in parks. They are prohibiting in all publlic buildings and for the safety of citizens, they should be probibited in public parks.
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