Greitens Grabs More Headlines
Amidst the high level of drama in the Capitol, both houses passed tax bills. The House sent its version to the Senate this week, where it is not expected to gain much support. Both bills are corporation-friendly but costly for the state’s declining coffers. Both bills tax individuals more as have recent bills.
McCaskill vs Hawley
First quarter election finance reporting closed in March and the hotly contested, widely-watched Missouri Senate race made some headlines. Several news outlets reported the account balances of Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill ($11.5 million) vs. Republican Josh Hawley ($2.12 million). During the first quarter, McCaskill raised $3.9 million while Hawley brought in $1.5 million. Hawley’s efforts include a St. Louis event with President Trump, which netted him about $206,000. To date, Hawley remains the only Senate candidate Trump has helped with fund raising. The McCaskill campaign is planning an event featuring former President Barack Obama in May.