Time to get serious and put each other on a yearly schedule for men's basketball. I'd suggest alternating years, home and home. Kentucky and Louisville finally saw the positives in playing each other after decades of ignoring their closest in state rival. Now it's time for Mizzou and SLU to do the same.
Missouri state senator, John Lamping wants to change the date of the state's primary to give candidates a better time frame in which to campaign and get their ideas into the hands of voters. At the moment, primaries are in August, Lamping would like to see them in June.
I'm all for that, I mean, seriously? August is much too late. Even June is pretty late. But what makes Missouri's election system awkward is the month they have the presidential primary. It's not at the same time as all the other offices' primary. In 2012 Missouri's legislature voted to move up the presidential primary to February in order to be viable or relevent. Then in August 7, almost 6 months later, the other people had their primary.
But there was also an election on April 3 which had local ballet measures. Another election on June 5 with a couple more ballot measures.
Too many elections in one year. By doing what other states do and combining all national offices into one primary would be much more efficient and timely. Frankly it makes no sense to have one in February and another in August or even June. Put them all together on the same date, the voters and candidates would be better off and imagine the money that would be saved eliminating one election day.
Students from Illinois make up 21 percent of the freshman class at the University of Missouri! Part of this is due to strong recruiting by Mizzou, but that can't be the only reason since one fourth of Illinois college students have left the state. That one fourth is 30,000 students who went out of state.
I can just imagine what the Braggin' Rights game must be like these days for all those Illinois students.
What always makes me laugh (ironically and to myself) is since we now vote in Missouri we're always asked for our ID. Always. I hand over my drivers license and I'm good to go. Newspapers and editorialists always get so outraged at the thought of voter ID but we're always asked for it and no one, no one, minds.
In Missouri there are two congressional races covering St. Louis and the suburbs. The 1st Congressional District pits Lacy Clay against someone...I have no idea who...let me look. Ok. The republican challenger is Robin Hamlin and there is also a libertarian candidate, Robb E. Cunningham.
This will be no contest, Clay will retain his seat easily. Actually I have seen no signs or received any mailings or phone calls from any of these 3.
In the 2nd congressional district of Missouri, Ann Wagner (R) v Glenn Koenen (D) with the addition of a libertarian candidate, Bill Slantz and a constitution party candidate, Anatol Zorikova. Wagner should win this race and frankly this is one I wish I could vote for, I've been a fan of Ann Wagner since 2004. A fantastic person and should be a great addition to the House.