Missouri Republican Party

Missouri Republican Party
Chairman Todd Graves
MO Governor Mike Parson
Speaker of the House Todd Richardson
House Leader Rob Vescovo
Senate Leader Mike Kehoe
Headquarters Jefferson City, Missouri
Ideology Conservatism
Social conservatism
Fiscal conservatism
National affiliation U.S. Republican Party
Colors Red
Missouri Senate
25 / 34
Missouri House of Representatives
118 / 163
Statewide Offices
3 / 5
US Senate
1 / 2
US House
6 / 8
Website
www.missouri.gop

The Missouri Republican Party is the affiliate of the United States Republican Party in the U.S. state of Missouri. The party Chairman is Todd Graves, brother of Missouri congressman Sam Graves. Graves was unanimously elected to the position on January 7, 2017.

Other Missouri GOP leadership

  • Kay Hoflander, Vice-Chair
  • Nick Myers, Secretary
  • Pat Thomas, Treasurer
  • Sam Cooper, Executive Director

Current Republican officeholders

Republicans hold four of the state's six statewide offices, a supermajority in the Missouri House of Representatives and a supermajority in the Missouri Senate. Republicans also hold one of the state's U.S. Senate seats and six of its eight U.S. House of Representatives seats.

Members of Congress

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

Statewide offices

History

Missouri has been known to be a bellwether state, meaning that it has voted for the winning presidential candidate in all but two elections. The vote of Missouri can be swayed either way and historically, no party has had a strong grasp on the state. Despite this, the Republican Party has recently become more successful on the national level for Missouri, as the state voted for the Republican presidential candidate in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 elections.

Controversies

After Missouri governor Eric Greitens was indicted by a grand jury for felony invasion of privacy charges related to an extra martial affair as well as his alleged threat to release compromising photos if the woman involved revealed the affair to anyone, the Missouri GOP's executive director claimed that the case against Greitens was a "political hit job" orchestrated by George Soros.[1]

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