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Lauren Arthur, Gov. Colyer and Gov. Parson deliver political surprises

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“Gobsmacked” is one of those words you love because it so perfectly captures what it means: utterly astounded. And it captures how I reacted to three political developments this week in Missouri  that had me yanking my jaw off the floor. Democrat Lauren Arthur’s big win in a special state Senate election, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer’s refusal to criticize GOP rival Kris Kobach and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s embrace of a proposed gasoline tax increase.  Arthur surprised with the magnitude of her victory. She didn’t just win, which would have been significant enough. She won by 20 points in a district Trump carried in 2016. 

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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