Thursday, December 16, 2010

Registration is now open for Missouri Lincoln Days--Feb. 25-27

Visit this site to register for Missouri Lincoln Days.

Lincoln Days is one of Missouri’s largest gatherings of Republican activists and elected officials from across the state, featuring nationally-recognized speakers, live entertainment, and grassroots training. Join your fellow Missouri Republicans as we celebrate our 2010 success and look towards the 2012 election!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Save the date: Missouri Lincoln Days, 2011




Announcement from David Cole, chairman, Missouri Republican party:

We are pleased to announce that the Missouri Republican Party, in conjunction with the Missouri Association of Republicans, will be hosting our annual 2011 statewide Lincoln Days in February in Springfield, Missouri-the heart of conservative Southwest Missouri and home of Senator-elect Roy Blunt. The event, which is now in its 112th year, will bring together hundreds of Republican activists and elected officials from across Missouri.
This year, the gathering will serve as a huge 'thank you' to you, our most devoted volunteers and conservative grassroots activists, for your hard work during the recent election. Lincoln Days will also be the unofficial start to the 2012 campaign season-a critical election that will see races for 5 of Missouri's statewide constitutional positions, a race for U.S. Senate, and of course, a campaign for president.
Over the years, Missouri's Lincoln Days celebration has attracted some of the biggest names in national politics, and this year will be no different. We are currently working to put together an exciting program of dynamic speakers and events-so please stay tuned for details.
Registration will open in the coming weeks, and we will provide you with this information as soon as it is available.
Until then, please save the date for what will surely be an great event!
What: 2011 Lincoln Days, hosted by the Missouri Association of Republicans
When: February 25-27, 2011
Where: University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, MO
We look forward to seeing you in Springfield in February!
Sincerely,

David Cole
Chairman
Missouri Republican Party

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Celebrate the 'Blessings of Liberty' on Thanksgiving Day

America, an amazing and exceptional country, is grounded in principles and ideas, but these ideas are under seige.

“Blessings of Liberty” – this phrase illustrates the deep connection between faith and liberty by holding that liberty is a divinely-bestowed gift. This is a point which Heritage Foundation scholar Matthew Spalding eloquently makes in this recent video (watch below):





From the very beginning of our nation, faith and freedom were deeply intertwined. Liberty strengthened faith, allowing it to freely express its beliefs; pursue its divine mission. But faith was necessary for liberty – not only does it shape moral character; it builds the moral fiber necessary for us to be free."

To read the entire script of this video, click here.

Patriotic song,God Bless America, an immediate hit and has been ever since.



Sung by Kate Smith as she introduces this song for the first time to America on Nov. 11, 1938.

She sang Irving Berlin's prayerful "God Bless America" for the first time on her radio show in 1938 and it became an overnight sensation, and is still sung to this day.

Note: Be sure to watch the entire video because at 4.21 there is a cameo performance by, yes, it really is-- Ronald Reagan.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

MoGOP chairman: "Historic victories will be remembered for generations to come"




David Cole, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party released the following statement regarding the outcome of the 2010 elections:

“Across the nation and throughout Missouri, millions of Americans stood up for freedom and against Barack Obama’s big government policies. In race after race and state after state, overwhelming Republican victories serve as both a repudiation of the Democrats failed agenda and a call to return to responsible, common-sense solutions that will create jobs, jumpstart the economy, and rein in a national debt that is threatening our future.

“The Missouri GOP would like to congratulate our Republican candidates at all levels of government for their hard-fought campaigns and thank them for their desire to serve their fellow Missourians—especially Senator-elect Roy Blunt, Congresswoman-elect Vicky Hartzler, Auditor-elect Tom Schweich, Congressman-elect Billy Long, and the new and returning GOP members of the Missouri General Assembly.

“Their historic victories will be remembered for generations to come..."

To read the full story, click here.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Members Guide 2010 - TheHill.com





New Members Guide 2010 - TheHill.com

New Members 2010 - Missouri

PJTV: Angry Independents Swing to GOP, for now

Are independents a de facto third party in America? Is there a political home for socially liberal, fiscally conservative voters? Yaron Brook and Terry Jones speak with Allen Barton about what independent voters were telling public servants in the 2010 elections. Could we see the final backlash against government intrusion in private lives and the private sector? Find out.

Watch video here.

Friday, November 5, 2010

It's not just the message; it's the messenger--"Americans Vote for Maturity" and sorely miss Ronald Reagan's fully mature, fully seasoned self.


Art by Chad Crowe published 11/5/10, Wall Street Journal

Article by Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal, 11/5/10:

"...'The people have spoken, the bastards." That would be how Democrats in the White House and on Capitol Hill are feeling. The last two years of their leadership have been rebuffed. The question for the Democratic Party: Was it worth it? Was it worth following the president and the speaker in their mad pursuit of liberal legislation that the country would not, could not, like? And what will you do now? Which path will you take?

The Republicans saw their own establishment firmly, sharply put down. The question for them: What will you do to show yourselves worthy of the bounty?

The Republicans won big, but both parties return to Washington chastened. Good..."

The article continues...
"...The point is that Reagan's career is a guide, not only for the tea party but for all in politics. He brought his fully mature, fully seasoned self into politics with him. He wasn't in search of a life when he ran for office, and he wasn't in search of fame; he'd already lived a life, he was already well known, he'd accomplished things in the world.

Here is an old tradition badly in need of return: You have to earn your way into politics. You should go have a life, build a string of accomplishments, then enter public service. And you need actual talent: You have to be able to bring people in and along. You can't just bully them, you can't just assert and taunt, you have to be able to persuade.

Americans don't want, as their representatives, people who seem empty or crazy. They'll vote no on that.

It's not just the message, it's the messenger."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

THANK YOU MISSOURI AND THANK YOU LAFAYETTE COUNTY!


Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be. ~Sydney J. Harris


ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY: A huge victory here and statewide!

County website with official election results.


MoGOP website .


HIGHLIGHTS:

1. Harold Hoflander won the Presiding Commissioner race with 59.41% to 40.46% of the vote, winning all 15 of 15 precincts.

2. Rep. Mike McGhee won his last term (term-limited out in 2012) with his biggest margin ever--66.9% to 33.1% of the vote.

3. Roy Blunt won the U.S. Senate seat big in Lafayette County, bigger than he did statewide, with 59.5% of the vote here versus Carnahan's 35.2%.

4. Vicky Hartzler beat Ike Skelton in the 4th CD with 50.4% to 45.1% of the vote. In Lafayette County, she lost the county and received 4939 to Skelton's 6567. Ray, Lafayette, Saline, Johnson, Henry, Moniteau, Hickory and Pulaski were the only counties of the 25 in the 4th CD that Skelton carried.

5. Tom Schweick for Auditor won in Lafayette County 54.99% to 41.38%.

6. Rep. Joe Aull, Democrat (26th Legislative District) was unopposed. (His district includes part of Lafayette County and Saline County)

7. Rep. Stanley Cox, Republican (118th Legislative District) won with 70.37%.. Part of his district is in Lafayette County, the rest in Pettis.

8. Sheila Solon, Republican (55th District) won with 75% of the vote. There were only 36 votes in this district from Lafayette County, a small portion of the district.
The 55th Missouri House District includes portions of Blue Springs south of Interstate 70 and most of Grain Valley and Oak Grove as well as portions of unincorporated Jackson County and a small part of Lafayette County.


9. Unopposed Republican county candidates included: Patsy Olvera, Recorder; Linda Niendick, County Clerk; Cherie Mason, Auditor; Deana Aversman, Circuit Clerk; Judge John Frerking, Associate Circuit Court Judge



FOR PRECINCT BY PRECINCT TOTALS...VISIT THE COUNTY WEBSITE: http://www.lafayettecountymo.com/


FIND US ON THE WEB:

Lafayette County Republicans
BLOG: http://lafayettecountyrepublicans.blogspot.com/
WEBSITE: http://lafayettecountymogop.com/
TWITTER: http: twitter.com@Lafcopolitics
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/lafayettecountyrepublicans

Monday, November 1, 2010

Vote Nov. 2nd because as Mark Twain once said: "Vote: the only commodity that is peddleable without a license..."



This ink drawing appeared in the first edition of "Life on the Mississippi".


Mark Twain on Voting:

"But in this country we have one great privilege which they don't have in other countries. When a thing gets to be absolutely unbearable the people can rise up and throw it off. That's the finest asset we've got--the ballot box."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ready to vote? Polls show Republican voters are super-extra-with-sugar-on-top excited to cast their protest votes!





The Enthusiasm Gap: "Simply put, polls show Republican voters are super-extra-with-sugar-on-top excited to cast their protest votes against President Obama and his socialist cronies this November while Democrats are -- to put it mildly -- a lot less jazzed about casting a vote for the team currently in charge."

Click here for the official ballot language of the 2010 Ballot Measures certified for the Nov. 2 General Election.

St. Louis PostDispatch poll, stltoday.com: Blunt maintains health lead over Carnahan (10/24/10)

And in the race for the 4th Congressional District, look what 4th CD voters have to say in: "Time for a Change", a video by MoGOP.



Come rain or come shine, don't forget to vote on November 2nd!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Video: Elections have consequences--On November 2, VOTE!

Video by benhoweblog: A look back at four years of Democratic majority...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Meet Our Lafayette Co. Candidate for Presiding Commissioner--Harold Hoflander





Harold Hoflander
“A proven business leader to move our county forward”


Harold Hoflander, a resident of Lafayette County for nearly thirty years, is the Republican candidate for the open seat of Lafayette County Presiding Commissioner.

Lafayette County is changing daily as its close proximity to Kansas City brings new and challenging issues to our doorstep each year.

Currently, we are facing difficult financial times at every level of government. Going forward, we need a county presiding commissioner who can help us navigate what could be trying economic situations ahead.

Hoflander brings to the job a wealth of business know-how and leadership experience that is vital to the successful management of a county the size of ours.

We need a Presiding Commissioner who has rock-solid analytical skills, both financial and operational, with a strong and working understanding at an economic and financial level.

Harold Hoflander is a good fit for the job of Presiding Commissioner, and we hope you will join the Central Committee in working hard to elect him to this position.

Hoflander has owned and operated the Ford dealership in Higginsville since 1982. He is active in numerous community, civic, and service organizations including serving for many years as a board member of the Higginsville Development Board and the Higginsville Chamber of Commerce. He is also a past-president and current board member of Main Street Higginsville, Inc., a non-profit economic development organization. Hoflander is a Paul Harris Fellow of the Higginsville Rotary Club and a member of Salem United Church of Christ. Hoflander is also a member of the Missouri Farm Bureau and continues to operate his family farm, a Missouri Century Farm, in Cooper County. He also farms a small acreage in Lafayette County.

Meet Our Lafayette County Candidate for Associate Circuit Judge--John Frerking



JOHN E. FRERKING

Candidate, unopposed, for Associate Circuit Judge, Division II

The Honorable Judge Frerking began his judicial career on Jan. 1, 1987, and has served six terms.

He holds a Juris Doctorate from the UMKC School of Law and a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Central Missouri-Warrensburg. Frerking is a graduate of Santa Fe High School in Alma and a United States Army veteran as well as a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Higginville, Higginsville Rotary, and the American Legion. Prior to serving as Associate Circuit Judge, Frerking was a trust officer for First National Bank of Kansas City and was in private law practice with the firm of Green & Frerking in Higginsville. He and his wife, Valerie, have two children, Chris and Matt.

Meet Our Lafayette Co. Candidate for Auditor--Cherie Mason


Cherie Mason is the unopposed candidate for the Office of Auditor

In 1991, Cherie began working for Lafayette County as a Deputy Auditor in the Auditor’s office. She was first elected as Lafayette County Auditor in 1994 and began serving the citizens of the county with her first term in 1995. Cherie is currently running for her 5th term as Lafayette County Auditor. Cherie currently serves as President of the Missouri Association of County Auditors and in June will become President of Alpha Epsilon Beta Sorority in Lexington. She is Co-Chair of the Lafayette County Courthouse team that helps raise funds for the Lafayette County Relay for Life Cancer Walk. She is also a member of the First Baptist Church of Lexington. She & her husband Dean, who works for ATK-Lake City, lives in Lexington. They have four children, Jeremy, Travis, Chad & Melissa. They also have five grandchildren, Shawn, Dylan, Ayden, Avery, & Spencer.

Meet Our Lafayette Co. Candidate for Recorder of Deeds--Patsy Olvera


Patsy Olvera is the unopposed candidate for Lafayette County Recorder of Deeds.

She is running for her 7th term. Patsy has worked in the Recorders office for over 30 years. She started as a Deputy Recorder before becoming the Recorder of Deeds. She was elected for her first term as Recorder of Deeds in November, 1982. Patsy is from Lexington and she and her husband, Johnie have 2 daughters, Traci Olvera Peterson and Staci Olvera Schorgl. They have one granddaughter, Taylor.

Meet Our Lafayette Co. Candidate for County Clerk--Linda Niendick


Linda Niendick is the unopposed candidate for the Office of County Clerk.

Linda has served the citizens of Lafayette County for the last 12 years. She lives on a farm near Wellington with husband, Neal, and son Benjamin. They also have two grown daughters, Courtney and Abbey. She is seeking re-election as County Clerk of Lafayette County.

Meet Our Lafayette Co. Candidate for Circuit Clerk--Deana Aversman


Deana Aversman is the unopposed candidate for the Office of Circuit Clerk.

She is seeking re-election to a fifth term as Circuit Clerk of Lafayette County with twenty-seven (27) years of experience. Deana is married to Dale Aversman and resides north of Corder. They have two daughters, Michelle and Lauren, both students at UMKC. She is a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Santa Fe R-10 Scholarship Foundation and Federated Republican Women's Club. She is also a member of the Missouri Circuit Clerk's Association, Civil Functional Fit Team with OSCA, serving second 3-year term on Court Clerk Education Committee by Supreme Court Appointment as well as various other committees dedicated to clerk education and training, records preservation and improvement to court automation and customer service.

Monday, October 18, 2010

"Real Missouri Voices Call for Change"--A new video just released



Reading from MoGOP:
Fourth district voters are realizing that Congressman Skelton no longer represents their beliefs. Skelton's support of Nancy Pelosi's job-killing energy taxes, the failed stimulus, and too much spending and debt puts him far outside the mainstream of west-central Missouri. Now, across the district, people are reevaluating their past support for Ike Skelton and coming to the same conclusion: after 34 years in Washington, it's time for a change

To view the full screen version of this YouTube video--click here.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Candidates' videos and bios are available on our new web page. Take a look.




We hope you'll visit our new web page where we feature videos from candidates, and bios on each of our county, state and national candidates. Click on the menu tab and tour the site where you will find features, such as links to sites we like, volunteer and donate buttons and links to find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Click here to view the site.

Monday, October 11, 2010

From Politicmo: "Senate candidates change tones in new ads"

Reprinted story written by Eli Yokley:




(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) With just 25 days to go in the 2010 elections, both U.S. Senate candidates are launching new television commercials.

Carnahan focuses this time on herself, unlike a majority of her previous ads trying to paint Blunt as “the very worst of Washington...Blunt turned the tables on his opponent, and spent twenty seconds of his thirty second spot focusing on Carnahan.

“My opponent Robin Carnahan supports the Obama agenda that’s killing jobs, the disastrous stimulus bill that grew government, not jobs, government controlled health care we can’t afford, and a job killing energy tax,” Blunt said.

With a change of music, Blunt continued, “My jobs plan takes a different approach. lower taxes, less red tape, more american energy, encouraging small businesses to do what they do best: create jobs.”

Blunt invited those interested to look up his jobs plan on his website...

These ads were launched on the same day where it was announced the Democratic Senatorial Committee would be pulling ads out of the Kansas City market. .."

Read the full story here.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

From OzarksFirst.com: Missouri Senate Race Gets National Attention-and Money

For the full story by Carl Cameron-Fox News, click here.

"...Missourians and Americans are deciding in this election.. do we want to live in a country where the government is larger than the people. or do we want to live in country where the people are bigger than the country," Blunt said.

Both candidates are party insiders but this year that cuts more deeply against Dems and Blunt's outside help may make the difference."


(Carl Cameron - FOX News)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

KansasCity.com: "New poll shows Roy Blunt way ahead of Robin Carnahan in Missouri race for U.S. Senate"



By STEVE KRASKE

The Kansas City Star

"With less than a month to go before Election Day, a new CNN/Time poll shows Republican Roy Blunt leading Democrat Robin Carnahan in Missouri’s Senate race by 53-40 percent.

One big reason for Blunt’s lead: He tops Carnahan by 18 points in the Kansas City region, which traditionally has been friendly turf for Democrats..."

Read more here.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Regarding Voter Fraud: The Dead Just Keep on Voting, a repost from Red State



CARTOON BY BISH



Voter Fraud--Missouri is right in the middle of this story, unfortunately.

"The Dead Just Keep on Voting"
By Thomas R. Spencer
A Republican Lawyer from Florida

To read the full story, click here.


"...Indeed, if you happen to be in a Democrat-led state (i.e. Sec. of State Robin Carnahan), with major cities and states with a record of vote-fraud – like Missouri, the Obama DOJ will happily dismiss lawsuits where there are actual admitted violations of the law, like the New Black Panther case. Last year, it accommodated Missouri for failing to purge its voter rolls even though a third of its counties had more registered voters than voting-age residents..."

To read past story with explanations of Obama/Acorn fraud--click here.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

UMKC College Repubs & Friends attend Schweich event at Hyatt and enjoy meeting John Ashcroft, former U.S. AG & Vicky Hartzler, candidate for 4th CD

Lafayette County volunteers attend Schweich event in Kansas City. Photo with Tom Schweich & former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. Great event!



Editor's note: Sorry, inadvertently, not everyone got in this photo, but we had a delegation of eight who attended.

Volunteers from Clay, Jackson & Lafayette Counties walk with Roy Blunt in Liberty Parade last Saturday


Roy Blunt energized walkers at the Liberty parade as volunteers from 3 counties (Clay, Jackson and Lafayette) joined in the day's festivities.


Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barack Obama and Robin Carnahan are out of touch with Missouri families - you can do something about it by joining the Blunt campaign. Volunteers are the voice of Missouri and of this campaign.

Victory is in sight. Help Roy finish the race strong by volunteering here.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sen. Bill Stouffer and Rep. Brian Munzlinger to speak about the controversial Proposition B to Pachyderms Tuesday, September 28th in Moberly




Senator Stouffer and Representative Munzlinger
At Randolph Pachyderms' Tuesday, September 28 Dinner
By Sam Richardson/Special to the Moberly Monitor Index

Next Tuesday's dinner meeting of the Randolph Area Pachyderm Club will feature not one but two of the recognized leaders from the Missouri General Assembly--Senator Bill Stouffer (R-Napton) and Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown).

Senator Stouffer and Representative Munzlinger have been asked to take the Pachyderm podium and update the audience on agriculture, agribusiness and the controversial Proposition B. That initiative petition, the so-called Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, caused great angst in this year's session of the General Assembly, consuming many hours of debate, especially in the Senate.

Prop B will be on the November ballot.

To read the full story, click here.

The meeting is open to all interested citizens and reservations are available from Pachyderm seretary Laurel Seeley, at 660-277-4425 or laurels@cvalley.net.

Friday, September 24, 2010

This November--The Last Best Hope

Ronald Reagan: "You and I have a rendevous with destiny; we'll preserve for our children this the last best hope of men on earth."



YouTube video by benhoweblog.

You gotta love this story: "New Jersey Gov. Smacks Down Heckler"

Chris Christie tells the heckler: "It's people who raise their voices and yell and scream like you that are dividing this country," he said. "We're here to bring this country together, not divide it." Yahoo News says that the audience roared with cheers and applause, and as a result of the videotaped encounter, Christie's internet fame has soared.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September 21st is the first day to vote absentee! Absentee voting ends at 5 PM, Monday, Nov. 1st.


Lafayette County Voting Information

Voter ID-All voters must show acceptable identification to the election judges. All previously acceptable forms of identification will be acceptable. Voter Identification Card, Missouri Drivers or Non-Drivers License, Passport, United States Government ID, university, college or technical school ID, current utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck.

Avoid Long Lines-As always, voters can help avoid lines at the polls in several ways.
*Have identification ready as you enter the polling location
*Avoid peak times. These times are: 6:00-8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m.
*Be Prepared. Study the ballots that are printed in the newspapers this week and know how you intend to vote on each candidate and issue prior to entering the polls. We expect record turnouts, so voter preparation is extremely important in this historic election.

Connect the Arrows-Our new system now requires that the voter connect the arrows rather than fill in the ovals. The arrows do not need to be blackened, just completely connected.

No Straight Ticket Voting-In 2006, the Missouri General Assembly removed from the election laws of the State of Missouri, the option to vote a straight ticket. Voters must complete the arrow beside the name of each candidate they wish to cast a vote for. Voters are not required to vote on every race and issue in order for their ballot to be counted. Every arrow completed will be counted even if some arrows are left unmarked.

Absentee Voting- Absentee ballots may be voted in the Office of the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. The office is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for absentee voting. Individuals may request absentee ballots by mail by contacting the County Clerks office at 660-259-4315.

Election Day-The polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please exercise your right to vote.

Download and print your request for absentee ballot here.

Wondering about Vicky Hartzler for U.S. Congress? Here's your chance to meet her and eat some local BBQ! Monday, September 27th, 5:30 PM, Odessa.



Wondering about Vicky Hartzler for U.S. Congress? Here's your chance to meet her and eat some BBQ at the Rocky Ridge Stables just outside Odessa, MO next Monday, September 27th. $10 per person or $30 for your whole family.

Please join
Mike & Valeta McGhee, Brent & Molly Teichman and Glen & Phyllis Dieckmann for a bar-b-que dinner in honor of

VICKY HARTZLER
4th Congressional District Candidate
Monday, September 27th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Rocky Ridge Clydesdale Farm
6825 Hwy 131 North
Odessa

$10 individual ticket, $30 per family RSVP to 816-682-3928 or brent@odessalaw.net

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Our own Molly Teichman (co-host of Smart Girl Politics) interviews Actress Janine Turner about the importance of our Constitution--great interview!




Listen to the full broadcast here.

Lafayette County's Molly Teichman, one of the co-hosts of Smart Girl Politics, talks to actress Janine Turner about her commitment to teaching everyone about our constitution. It's a fantastic conversation that you won't want to miss!

You may remember Janine from her performances on the television sitcom "Northern Exposure".

Broadcast from TTM (Take That Media) via Smart Girl Politics.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Poll: Roy Blunt Leads Robin Carnahan by 10 Points despite non-stop negative attack ads


From royblunt.com:

A new poll out today shows Roy Blunt again leading Robin Carnahan by double digits. According to Rasmussen Reports, Roy Blunt leads by 10 points (53%-43%). Read the poll here.

Missourians are responding positively to Roy Blunt's issues-based campaign. He is offering real solutions like his Jobs for Missouri plan to help create private sector jobs for Missourians by lowering taxes, stopping out-of-control spending, cutting red tape and producing more American energy.

Robin Carnahan has tried to make this campaign about anything but the issues Missourians care about. In her non-stop, negative false attack ads, Robin Carnahan attempts to hide her extreme liberal positions and her rubberstamp support for the job-killing agenda of Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Missourians are not being fooled by her attempts to distract from the real issues in this election.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Calendar of Events for Lafayette County Until November 2nd, General Election Day!


September 9--Central Committee Meeting & Volunteer Training, 7 PM. Headquarters Bldg., 1007 Franklin, Lexington. Speaker: Dan Centinello, Deputy Campaign Manager & Political Director of Roy Blunt Campaign.

Highway construction travel advisory: if you are coming from any direction on I-70, do not use Highway 13 at the Higginsville junction to get to Lexington. Highway 13 is closed north of Higginsville and the detour is a difficult one. Instead, take 131 north at the Odessa exit to Wellington and then take 24 Highway east to Lexington. Or if you can get to Highway 24 from any direction, take it straight to Lexington.


September 9-11--Concordia Fall Festival. Our booth will be open at 5 PM Friday and 10:30 AM Saturday; parade on Saturday begins at 6:15 PM.

September 16--Waverly Apple Jubilee--"Apple Auction", time TBA.

September 18--Higginsville Country Fair; parade at 3 PM. We will have a booth from 8 AM to 3 PM.

September 18--Waverly Apple Jubilee; parade, 6 PM.

September 21--First day to vote absentee.

September 23--Federated Republican Women's Meeting, 7 PM, Lafayette Hall, 10th and Franklin, Lexington. Refreshments served. Meeting open to public. Program: Joe Greeley, political director NW/KC region, Roy Blunt Campaign.

October 2-3--Lexington's Apples, Art & Antiques Festival in historic downtown Lexington. Details TBA.

October 6--Last day to register to vote.

October 7--Central Committee Meeting, 7 PM. Headquarters Bldg., 1007 Franklin, Lexington.

October 19--Farm Bureau Candidates Forum, 7 PM, Higginsville American Legion Hall.

October 28--Federated Republican Women's annual carry-in dinner and Candidates' Forum, 6:30 PM at the Higginsville Community Building in the park. Open to public.

November 2--ELECTION DAY!

"Obama Redecorates the Oval Office"--Cartoon by award-winning cartoonist, Nate Beeler of Washington Examiner


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Thursday, September 2, 2010

The 4th Congressional District met and reorganized August 31 at the Pettis County Courthouse


Meet your new 4th Congressional District officers: Penelope Quigg, chair (Cole County); Dean Dohrman, treasurer (Pettis County); Lorri Wykhoff, secretary (Dade County); and Russell Kruse, vice chair (Lafayette County).

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Repost from Daily Mail Blog: "Prince Charming (Obama) turned out to be a frog!"


Ohio Public Policy Polling: Bush 50, Obama 42!
Read the full story from the dailymail.com here: "Voters there say they'd rather have George W. Bush in the White House right now than Barack Obama."

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Repost from Kraske: "Look out, folks. Big wave may be a coming"--Republicans need 39 seats to take back the house


Steve Kraske of primebuzz.kcstar.com writes:

"The ground is beginning to shake, and this isn’t the New Madrid fault finally giving up the ghost.

A political year that began with a pro-GOP tinge is looking redder by the day. A “wave” election cycle favoring the Republicans now appears to have the potential to turn into a tsunami.

Signs of that possibility continue to proliferate, and they only begin with recent public poll numbers in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race from Rasmussen Reports..."

Read more here.

More from Kraske: .."The much-discussed enthusiasm gap? It’s real. Gallup found that 46 percent of Republicans were “very enthusiastic” about voting this year. Among Democrats, it’s just 23 percent.

For months, Democrats have been saying that things were going to get better.

Well, folks, they’re not."

To reach Steve Kraske, call 816-234-4312 or send e-mail to skraske@kcstar.com.

Obama's failed stimulus program cost more than the Iraq war--Washington Examiner




Back from Iraq
By: Nate Beeler
Examiner Cartoonist

Read more at The Washington Examiner:

By: Mark Tapscott
Editorial Page Editor
08/23/10 11:32 AM EDT

"Expect to hear a lot about how much the Iraq war cost in the days ahead from Democrats worried about voter wrath against their unprecedented spending excesses...

Just some handy facts to recall during coming weeks as Obama and his congressional Democratic buddies get more desperate to put the blame for their spending policies on Bush and the war in Iraq..."

For another story on this subject, from Randall Hoven in the American Thinker, go here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Blunt Brigade" ad for interns deemed "Best internship advertisement ever!"

From Beltway Confidential, The Washington Examiner:


"Best internship advertisement ever"

By: J.P. Freire
Associate Commentary Editor
08/24/10 12:25 PM EDT

From the “Blunt Brigade” YouTube channel carrying the moniker of Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., comes this advertisement for congressional internships — but playing on the braggadoccio of Old Spice’s most recent ad campaign. Have a watch:

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

Watch video here:

Friday, August 20, 2010

Vicky Hartzler, candidate for the 4th Congressional District seat, will be in Lexington Saturday


Meet Vicky Hartzler at the Lafayette County Republican Headquarters, 1007 Franklin, Lexington, Mo--tomorrow, Saturday, August 21, at 12:30 PM.

Stop by and say hello and then enjoy the parade which begins at 3 PM in Downtown Lexington.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Volunteering for Roy Blunt at the State Fair Ham Breakfast


An ocean of yellow Roy Blunt shirts (worn by volunteers who lined both sides of the road leading to the Director's Tent), welcomed guests to the Governor's Ham Breakfast at the Missouri State Fair today, August 19th.

These enthusiastic young ladies handed out Roy Blunt stickers and joined volunteers from around the state who arrived as early as 7 AM to help the Blunt Brigade support Roy Blunt for U.S. Senate.

Great crowd, great food, great volunteers!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Roy Blunt to stop at Concordia's legendary Biffle's BBQ on Wednesday, August 18 at 2:30 PM


Lafayette County Welcomes Roy Blunt



Roy Blunt, candidate for the United States Senate, will stop in Lafayette County this Wednesday, August 18th at 2:30 PM. Stop by Biffle's Barbecue in Concordia and say hello to Roy.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Repost: MPNS: More Polls Show Americans Absolutely Fed Up with Democrat Agenda



CARTOON BY CKELLEY, The Times Picayune

For the full story from the Missouri Political News Service, click here.

Here's an excerpt:
"...The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll again shows more disapprove of President Obama’s job than approve and that a large majority of Americans think the country is on the wrong track. But it’s the president’s approval ratings on key issues that really tell the tale today.

In a Gallup release yesterday, of 13 issues the organization polled on recently, it found more disapprove than approve of the President’s handling of 9 of them. And majorities disapprove of how President Obama is handling taxes, health care policy, the economy, the situation in Iraq, the situation in Afghanistan, the federal budget deficit, immigration, and even the environment..."

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Repost: U.S. News: "Imagining the Democrats' 2010 Election Strategy Meetings



Photo: Chris Battle

This is a fascinating and entertaining story by Chris Battle in U.S. News, Politics and Policy, published August 10, 2010. In this article, Battle imagines what a strategy meeting might be like with these Democrat leaders assembled in one room: Obama,Emanuel, Axelrod, Gibbs, Pelosi, Reid, and GM CEO Edward Whitacre.

For the full story, click here.

Here's an exerpt:

"...One can only imagine the political theater occurring in the White House as Democratic leaders try to map a winning political formula for the midterm elections:

President Obama, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Senior Adviser David Axelrod, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, and GM CEO Edward Whitacre gather in the Oval Office. Obama in shirtsleeves with his feet up, tie loose. The rest sit stiffly in chairs.

Obama (sighing): “Tell me again why Ed Whitacre is here?”

Emanuel: “He reports to you as much as any of the rest of us, sir. We own the [expletive].”

Axelrod: “We’ve got to pull a Clinton, show the American people that we feel their pain. GM’s our ticket.”

Emanuel: “What the [expletive] does that [expletive] mean?”

Reid: “It means, have you seen the unemployment rate in Nevada? It means, have you noticed that I’m about to lose my job to a right-wing crackpot?”

Axelrod: “We’ve got to show that the billions and billions--”

Pelosi (clapping her hands): “And billions and billions!”

Axelrod: “--we’re spending is actually doing something to turn the economy around.”

There's much, much more. Enjoy this great read by Chris Battle.

Editor's Note:
Chris Battle is a partner at Adfero Group, a public relations firm in Washington, DC. He is also the editor of Security Debrief, a blog focused on homeland and national security issues. Previously, Battle served as chief of staff at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and director of congressional and public affairs for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Prior to that, he was a staffer on Capitol Hill, managed political campaigns, and worked as a political and editorial writer at daily newspapers.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Claire McCaskill at Concordia Town Hall in Lafayette County: "I noticed the healthcare vote in Missouri and know I may go home over this vote."


Photo by primebuzz.kcstar.com

Prime Buzz, Kansas City Star
Dave Helling

"At a relatively civil town hall meeting this morning in Concordia, Mo., Sen. Claire McCaskill defended the nation’s new health care law — but said she “noticed” the Proposition C vote in her state and “I know I may go home over this vote.

About 75 people listened in the gym at the Concordia Community Center. Some were upset — “Why do you vote for those things that kill America’s freedom,” one asked — but she also got some applause when she defended her decision on health care reform...

To see the full story, click here.

Bill O'Reilly interviews Charles Krauthammer about Michelle Obama's ill-advised, lavish trip to Spain while country suffers in ongoing recession

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Volunteers Walk With Harold Hoflander, candidate for Presiding Commissioner, at Odessa Puddle Jumper Days Parade

The Odessa parade was the 4th of 9 countywide parades to be held this summer and fall. Lafayette County loves parades!

Friday, August 6, 2010

WSJ: Show Me ObamaCare, a voter rebuke


PHOTO BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

Read the full story from the Wall Street Journal here:

Senior WSJ Editorial Writer Joseph Rago reports on the Missouri results.

"...Missouri's Proposition C annulled the "individual mandate" within state lines, or the requirement that everyone buy insurance or else pay a tax. Liberals are trying to wave off this embarrassment, but that is hard to do when the split was 71.1% in favor in a state John McCain won by a mere 0.1% margin. The anti-ObamaCare measure carried every county save St. Louis and Kansas City with 668,000 votes, yet just 578,000 Republicans cast a ballot in the concurrent primaries..."

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August 3rd Primary Election Results in Lafayette County


To view the specific Precinct Reports in the Primary Election , click here.

SUMMARY REPORT Lafayette County, Missouri
Primary Election
August 3, 2010
RUN DATE:08/03/2010 08:27 PM STATISTICS
VOTES PERCENT
VOTES PERCENT
PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 16) . . . . . 16 100.00
REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL . . . . . 23,408
BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL. . . . . . . 5,603
VOTER TURNOUT - TOTAL . . . . . . 23.94
SUMMARY REPORT Lafayette County, Missouri
Primary Election
August 3, 2010
RUN DATE:08/03/2010 08:27 PM Republican
VOTES PERCENT
REP For United States Senator
R. L. PRAPROTNIK . . . . . . . . 41 1.32
HECTOR MALDONADO . . . . . . . . 52 1.68
KRISTI NICHOLS. . . . . . . . . 202 6.51
ROY BLUNT . . . . . . . . . . 2,431 78.39
DEBORAH SOLOMON . . . . . . . . 75 2.42
DAVIS CONWAY . . . . . . . . . 37 1.19
MIKE VONTZ . . . . . . . . . . 25 .81
CHUCK PURGASON. . . . . . . . . 216 6.97
TONY LASZACS . . . . . . . . . 22 .71
REP State Auditor
ALLEN ICET . . . . . . . . . . 1,041 38.54
TOM SCHWEICH . . . . . . . . . 1,660 61.46
REP U.S. Rep. 4th District
JAMES SCHOLZ . . . . . . . . . 122 3.99
ARTHUR JOHN MADDEN . . . . . . . 80 2.62
VICKY HARTZLER. . . . . . . . . 363 11.88
ROY VIESSMAN . . . . . . . . . 36 1.18
BRIAN RILEY. . . . . . . . . . 89 2.91
BILL STOUFFER . . . . . . . . . 2,126 69.59
BRIAN CLARK. . . . . . . . . . 82 2.68
ERIC JAMES MCELROY . . . . . . . 32 1.05
JEFF PARNELL . . . . . . . . . 125 4.09
REP State Rep. 55TH District
SHEILA SOLON . . . . . . . . . 1 20.00
MIKE PARKER. . . . . . . . . . 4 80.00
REP State Rep. 118TH District
STANLEY COX. . . . . . . . . . 14 93.33
WILLIAM BARLISH . . . . . . . . 1 6.67
REP State Rep. 122ND District
MIKE MCGHEE. . . . . . . . . . 1,712 100.00
REP Associate Circuit Judge Division II
JOHN E. FRERKING . . . . . . . . 2,753 100.00
REP Presiding Commissioner of the County Commission
HAROLD HOFLANDER . . . . . . . . 2,801 100.00
REP Clerk of the Circuit Court
DEANA AVERSMAN. . . . . . . . . 2,794 100.00
REP Clerk of the County Commission
LINDA NIENDICK. . . . . . . . . 2,830 100.00
REP Recorder of Deeds
PATSY OLVERA . . . . . . . . . 2,837 100.00
REP Auditor
CHERIE MASON . . . . . . . . . 2,774 100.00
SUMMARY REPORT Lafayette County, Missouri
Primary Election
August 3, 2010
RUN DATE:08/03/2010 08:27 PM Democratic
VOTES PERCENT
DEM For United States Senator
FRANCIS J. VANGELI . . . . . . . 121 5.67
ROBIN CARNAHAN. . . . . . . . . 1,755 82.20
RICHARD CHARLES TOLBERT. . . . . . 259 12.13
DEM State Auditor
SUSAN MONTEE . . . . . . . . . 1,881 92.34
ABDUL AKRAM. . . . . . . . . . 156 7.66
DEM U.S. Rep. 4th District
LEONARD STEINMAN . . . . . . . . 369 16.70
IKE SKELTON. . . . . . . . . . 1,841 83.30
DEM State Rep. 26TH District
JOE AULL. . . . . . . . . . . 864 100.00
DEM State Rep. 55TH District
CLAY RODGERS . . . . . . . . . 1 100.00
DEM State Rep. 118TH District
RAYMOND F. KINNEY. . . . . . . . 4 100.00
DEM State Rep. 122ND District
GARY GRIGSBY . . . . . . . . . 450 36.86
HOLMES OSBORNE. . . . . . . . . 771 63.14
DEM Associate Circuit Judge Division III
RANDALL WAYNE SHACKELFORD . . . . . 1,888 100.00
DEM Presiding Commissioner of the County Commission
BUD JONES . . . . . . . . . . 1,234 57.58
ROBERT (BOB) ESTILL . . . . . . . 627 29.26
ADAM PAVLICA . . . . . . . . . 282 13.16
DEM Prosecuting Attorney
KELLIE WINGATE RITCHIE . . . . . . 1,933 100.00
DEM Collector of Revenue
LORI FIEGENBAUM . . . . . . . . 2,053 100.00
SUMMARY REPORT Lafayette County, Missouri
Primary Election
August 3, 2010
RUN DATE:08/03/2010 08:27 PM Libertarian
VOTES PERCENT
LIB For United States Senator
JONATHAN DINE . . . . . . . . . 3 60.00
CISSE SPRAGINS. . . . . . . . . 2 40.00
LIB State Auditor
CHARLES W. BAUM . . . . . . . . 5 100.00
LIB U.S. Rep. 4th District
JASON MICHAEL BRAUN . . . . . . . 2 40.00
THOMAS HOLBROOK II . . . . . . . 3 60.00
LIB State Rep. 55TH District
JEFFREY HOORFAR . . . . . . . . 0
SUMMARY REPORT Lafayette County, Missouri
Primary Election
August 3, 2010
RUN DATE:08/03/2010 08:27 PM Constitution
VOTES PERCENT
CST For United States Senator
JOE MARTELLARO. . . . . . . . . 2 15.38
JERRY BECK . . . . . . . . . . 9 69.23
MIKE SIMMONS . . . . . . . . . 2 15.38
CST U.S. Rep. 4th District
GREG COWAN . . . . . . . . . . 13 100.00
CST State Rep. 118TH District
CURTIS SHIPMAN. . . . . . . . . 0
SUMMARY REPORT Lafayette County, Missouri
Primary Election
August 3, 2010
RUN DATE:08/03/2010 08:27 PM
VOTES PERCENT
Statutory Measure Proposition C
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,944 72.17
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,521 27.83
City of Odessa Proposition
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 429 55.86
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 339 44.14
Odessa Special Road Question
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 605 42.04
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 834 57.96
Wellington-Napoleon Special Road Question
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 60.29
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 39.71
Wellington-Napoleon Fire District Question
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 382 75.64
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 24.36

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Exercise your right to vote August 3 in Missouri's Primary Election


Random Poll Shows Only 5 in 20 even know there is a primary!



Know the ballot, read carefully and be sure and VOTE ON AUGUST 3RD IN THE MISSOURI PRIMARY ELECTION!

From the New York Times: (Read the full story here.)
"...The most competitive elections in Tuesday’s primary are on the Republican side, meaning turnout should be higher among those with natural sympathies for Proposition C. There are 291 Republicans competing for state and federal office, compared with 208 Democrats...

Of 20 Missourians interviewed at random in St. Louis last week, only five knew that there was a primary on Tuesday, much less a referendum on the health care law.

“Really, there is?” said Jeff R. Swaney, 53, a lawyer from Chesterfield, a St. Louis suburb. “I wasn’t even aware it was on the ballot. I haven’t seen any commercials.”

Supporters of Proposition C are hoping for a substantial victory that will convey a message of discontent with expansive federal government and rally other states and candidates to press the issue through the fall campaign.

“This is a throw-down by the states, saying, ‘Not in our state, you don’t,’ ” State Senator Jim Lembke, a Republican, said at a rally for the proposition here on Wednesday. “This health care thing is just a vehicle, a vehicle for the debate about what is the role of the federal government and what is the role of the states...”

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Reposting: Stltoday.com story: Poll finds support for Proposition C


St. Louis Post Dispatch:

To read the full story by Tony Messenger, click here.

"...Republicans overwhelmingly said yes to the proposition, 67 percent to 16 percent, with 17 percent undecided. Democrats said no, 48 percent to 27 percent, with 25 percent undecided.
The heavy Republican opposition, combined with an expected heavy GOP turnout Aug. 3, leads to the likelihood that Proposition C will pass easily, said pollster Brad Coker, managing director of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.
Even if the proposal passes, legal experts say the question of whether Missourians could really opt out of the federal health insurance mandate will be settled in court.
Supporters of Proposition C have pitched it as a referendum on President Barack Obama.
And in that regard, poll respondents were clear: They are unhappy with the president..."

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Vote to cap carbon emissions haunts House Democrats in Mid-Term Elections


Cap and Trade may come back to haunt House Democrats who voted for it months ago. Bill Stouffer, candidate for 4th Congressional seat currently held by Congressman Ike Skelton, comments in this story.

REPOST OF WASHINGTON POST STORY IN POST POLITICS:

THE CRUCIAL CORRIDOR
Among House Democrats in Rust Belt, a sense of abandonment over energy bill
By Paul Kane and Shailagh Murray
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, July 27, 2010

To read the full story, click here.

"...But 13 months after that tough vote, Boccieri and dozens of other House Democrats along the Rust Belt are not at all happy with the way things have turned out.

Throughout the winter and spring, as the health-care debate dominated Washington's attention, lawmakers faced less scrutiny on climate change and some thought the controversy might recede. But Republicans are reviving it as a campaign issue...

"That bill would just crucify Missouri. Voting for it, it just didn't make sense," said state Sen. Bill Stouffer, who is one of two well-financed Republican primary candidates hoping to unseat Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton in the fall. The GOP is using the climate change vote to accuse Skelton, now in his 34th year in Congress, of drifting from his moderate Midwestern roots..."

Sunday, July 25, 2010

KC Star Endorses Bill Stouffer in Republican 4th Congressional District Primary


Today the KC Star endorsed Bill Stouffer as "the best of a crowded field" in their recommendations for the August 3rd primary election in Missouri.

"The many national challenges — a still-struggling economy, too few jobs, rising health insurance costs, two wars and continued terrorism threats — have attracted a bevy of candidates for Missouri’s congressional races. The retirement of U.S. Sen. Kit Bond creates the most prominent opening.

Many of the candidates are new faces. But, when determining the candidates who would best serve Missouri’s interests in Washington D.C., or at least who would provide November voters with the most solid choices, a theme emerged: Experience counts. The best of some very crowded fields know their way around politics. In these complicated times, that matters.

For voters heading to the polls on Aug. 3, expect some rather long primary ballots. With that in mind, here are The Star’s recommendations in selected primaries:"

"...State Senator Bill Stouffer of Jefferson City is the best of a crowded field. Stouffer is a fiscal conservative who has realized the importance of spending for economic development, particularly as chairman of Missouri’s Senate Transportation Committee where he proposed widening Interstates 70 and 44.

The other candidates are State Sen. Vicky Hartzler, Harrisonville; Brian Clark, Cleveland; Arthur John Madden, Malta Bend; Eric James McElroy, Tunas; Jeff Parnell, Rogersville; Brian Riley, Marshall; James Scholz, Warrensburg; and Roy Viessman, Jefferson City..."


Read more here:

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Our New Campaign Headquarters located at 1007 Franklin, Lexington



For office hours, how to volunteer, or more information, contact: chairman@lafayettecountyrepublicans.com

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Join in this great summertime tradition--an ice cream social and rally for Bill Stouffer

Stouffer for Congress invites you to a "Double Dip Rally" on July 25th!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Give Me Liberty Rally in Lee's Summit, Wednesday, July 7th, 6 PM


Give Me Liberty Rally


President Obama is coming to Kansas City to rake in cash for Robin Carnahan’s campaign. We need your help to stand up in opposition to big-government and the liberal Obama-Carnahan agenda!!

To view site map and for more detailed information, visit this link: Give Me Liberty Rally!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Grand Opening--Lafayette County Republican Headquarters in Lexington, Mo.--Election Year 2010






The new 2010 election headquarters for Lafayette County Republicans opened July 1 with a barbecue at 1007 Franklin, Lexington. A large crowd numbering nearly 75 people attended the "drop in and out" open house between 5 and 8 p.m.

Statewide candidate for Auditor, Allen Icet addressed the group briefly, and Rep. Mike McGhee (122nd) offered the table prayer before the group enjoyed barbecue, baked beans and all the trimmings.

Other candidates and office holders attending included: Harold Hoflander, candidate for county Presiding Commissioner, Rep. Stanley Cox, candidate for 118th district (which includes a small part of Lafayette County), Brian Riley, candidate for the 4th Congressional District, current and retiring Presiding Commissioner Jim Strodtman, Linda Niendick for County Clerk, Deana Aversman for Circuit Clerk, Patsy Olvera for Recorder, John Frerking for Associate Circuit Judge Division II, Public Administrator Barb Copenhaver, and Cherie Mason for Auditor. Also attending were representatives from the Bill Stouffer for Congress Campaign and from the Roy Blunt for Senate Campaign.