Roy Blunt

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Frustrated by the lack of opportunity to speak face to face with their senator, hundreds brought a town hall meeting to Republican Roy Blunt Saturday as the GOP’s annual Lincoln Days event kicked off in Springfield.

The “street town hall,” during which protestors lined John Q. Hammons Parkway for roughly two hours holding signs and chanting, was organized by Crystal Brigman Mahaney with Missouri Healthcare for All.

In a news release, the organization said about 300 people attended. But Sen. Blunt, who was said to be invited to the event, did not.

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Dozens of students took their concerns over President Trump’s executive order on immigration to Sen. Roy Blunt’s office in Springfield this morning.

About 60 participated in the demonstration, many from Missouri State University, carrying signs in opposition to Trump’s temporary ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.

One of the protesters, MSU alumnus Andy Sun, said it shouldn’t be about politics, but human beings.

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Springfield was front and center at Friday morning’s inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. as the Missouri State University Chorale performed before thousands on the National Mall and millions on television.

Just minutes before Donald Trump was sworn in as the nation’s 45th president, the nearly 50-member choir sang “Now We Belong,” whose lyrics embrace a sense of unity. The group has toured throughout the United States, Europe, and South Africa, but Friday’s event came in front of its biggest audience by far.

Theresa Bettmann / KSMU

Republicans held off a Democratic takeover of the U.S. Senate Tuesday, and in doing so voted back incumbents like Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri.

Blunt took to the stage at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield right around midnight Tuesday shortly after Democrat Jason Kander called him to concede.

“What a competition it was, how sweet it is to win, but particularly how sweet it is to win and be part of what is happening in our state,” Blunt says.

Sen. Roy Blunt
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U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri and fellow Republican contenders for statewide office rallied voters in Springfield Wednesday, as part of a push to build momentum into Election Day.

Blunt, who is being challenged for his seat by Democrat Jason Kander, defended his record before some 300 attendees, saying the negative ads against him “couldn’t possible and reasonably be true.”  

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