Polls in Missouri for the Primary Election open at 6:00 AM on Tuesday, August 2nd and close at 7:00 PM.
For those of you wanting advice on who to vote for in the statewide campaigns, you will have to look elsewhere. As a nonprofit advocacy group we do not endorse and we do engage in electioneering.
Our preferences are policy-based. We care about issues and translating conservative liberty-minded ideals into law.
In the state legislature we and other movement conservatives have followed with interest the Right-to-Work primaries against Republican office holders who sided with labor unions and liberal-progressive Governor Jay Nixon to kill worker freedom in 2015.
State Rep. Anne Zerr is attempting to continue her political career as a State Senator St. Charles Co. In the House she was an anti-worker freedom leader who worked to kill right-to-work and religious freedom. We hope she is unsuccessful. Her opponent Bill Eigel is a political newcomer. He is a small business owner and veteran. He is being supported by State Senator Bob Onder. An Eigel win in this race will be a meaningful addition to the Senate conservative caucus.
In Liberty, Missouri right-to-work activist and known conservative Mary Hill is taking on incumbent Nick King who is vehemently opposed to labor reform. Nick King is not a conservative policy-maker and is beholden to big labor. Mary Hill would undoubtedly govern as a liberty-minded legislator.
As a freshman legislator Kevin Corlew went out on a limb to kill labor reform. He actively worked against it and provided anti-worker freedom legislators and activists with a lot of content and fire power. He was instrumental in killing right-to-work. His opponent, Sean Pouche is the son of former representative Fred Pouche. Sean Pouche has been endorsed by former proven conservative representatives Susan Phillips and Ron Schieber. Sean is easily freedom’s choice.
Bill Kidd, who is a freshman representative from Independence, proved himself an adversary of labor reform. While he may be pro-life he is wrong on several other issues and seems to like the Jefferson City culture just a little too much for our taste. His primary challenger is an energetic young man named Chris Dale. Mr. Dale is giving Bill a serious run. As long as Rep. Kidd is in the Missouri Legislature he will likely continue opposing right-to-work or any other kind of labor reform. Chris Dale would not only be a pro-life legislator but promises to govern as a fiscal conservative.
Sheila Solon is unlikely to go anywhere anytime soon. She has been in Jefferson City for a long time. This Blue Springs incumbent is a moderate republican and is intensely opposed to right-to-work and several other fiscal conservative priorities. Rep. Solon is being challenged by an upstart political newcomer named Dan Stacy. Dan is small businessman, home-school dad, and committeeman. He exemplifies grassroots conservative politics in eastern Jackson Co. and is working hard to change the status quo.
Incumbent Chrissy Sommer in St. Charles Co. is being challenged by Mary West who is engaged in a spirited race against Rep. Sommer because of her vote on right-to-work.
In all of these races and other Republican Primaries unions like the AFL-CIO are working hard to turn out their members and encouraging historically democratic voters to pull a Republican ballot and return the anti-worker freedom incumbents to the Missouri Legislature. Union members are actively knocking doors and making calls while union bosses pay for ads and direct mail to drive up their numbers. They are spending a lot of time and money to maintain the status-quo in Jefferson City in order to stifle freedom.
You are the only thing standing in their way. Make sure you vote on Tuesday!