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Austin Petersen: The Clear Choice for Missouri Farmers

By Bryce Jackson | I am often told that I shouldn’t chime in on subjects based on my lack of experience in said subject. Make’s sense; when one hasn’t had the first-hand experience in a given area of expertise, their ability to contribute meaningful data is compromised. So then it begs the question: Why does Claire McCaskill think she knows...

Missouri political leaders react to Syria military strikes

By Lucas Geisler | COLUMBIA, Mo. - Several Missouri political leaders reacted to President Donald Trump's decision to strike several Syrian military assets on Friday night. U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, expressed support for the strike but called for more details on the United States' plan for Syria. "I'm supportive of this targeted attack, carried out in partnership with our allies, on the source of...

Austin Petersen embodies the ideals of liberty set forth by the constitution

By Brandon Bartlett | The 2018 midterm elections could have a significant impact on which political party holds the majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Many think the general election in Missouri will be between Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) and current Sen. Claire McCaskill (D), but it might not. There is another GOP candidate running...

Petersen First to Sign Coalition to Reduce Spending Pledge

Press Release |   Petersen First to Sign Coalition to Reduce Spending Pledge   Kansas City, MO. — Austin Petersen, candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri, is the first in the Missouri U.S. Senate race to sign the Coalition to Reduce Spending's Reject the Debt Pledge, and joins hundreds of candidates and elected officials from across the country,...

GOP Senate Candidate Austin Petersen Wants You to Be Able to Legally Buy a Machine Gun

By Brian Doherty | Austin Petersen, the 2016 runner-up for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination and current contender for the Republican nomination for a Senate seat in Missouri, has always believed in free possession of fully automatic weapons (machine guns) for American citizens. As he reminded me in a phone interview this week,...

Missouri's primary ballot grows as 21 file for U.S. Senate election

By Kevin McDermott and Jack Suntrup | Twenty-one candidates from four parties will officially compete in Missouri’s U.S. Senate primary elections this year. Candidate filing for the state’s primaries closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, finalizing the parties’ final rosters for legislative, congressional, county and other political contests — and acting as the starting gun for...

Politically Speaking: Austin Petersen on standing out in an increasingly crowded U.S. Senate field

by Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies | On the latest edition of the Politically Speaking podcast, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcome Republican U.S. Senate candidate Austin Petersen to the program. Petersen is one of 10 Republicans, so far, vying for the U.S. Senate in Missouri, a field that includes Attorney General Josh Hawley. The winner of...

Facebook Bans Republican Candidate After Posting a Doodle of a Gun

By Lindsay Marie | This week, Republican senatorial candidate and staunch Second Amendment defender Austin Petersen found himself banned from Facebook after posting a video promoting the right to self-defense.  While in front of an American flag, Austin expressed conservative viewpoints, relayed his concerns regarding his opponents’ stance on self-defense rights, and discussed a firearm raffle.  To be clear, the only firearm...

GOP Senate Candidate Gets 30 Day Facebook Ban For The Stupidest Reason

By Paul Bois | Facebook has banned libertarian Missouri Senate candidate Austin Petersen for 30 days because he committed the crime of promoting an AR-15 giveaway, using the social media site only as a medium of communication, not a medium for exchange. According to The Libertarian Republic, Facebook originally banned Austin Petersen for 30 days back in the...

Republican Senate candidate says AR-15 raffle involved 'a lot of due diligence'

By Will Schmitt A Republican candidate for one of Missouri's U.S. Senate seats says he personally spoke with the winner of his campaign's rifle raffle before awarding an AR-15 to a stranger in a tiny town in Georgia. Austin Petersen, a former Libertarian contender now running for the GOP nomination to face Sen. Claire...