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2022 Missouri Senate Election

News coverage of the Missouri Senate election. See the race between Eric Greitens, polling at 44%, and Lucas Kunce, polling at 31%. Another candidate in the 2022 Missouri Senate is Billy Long. See their news, bias in the media coverage and more in our Missouri election page. See other states and more information on our 2022 U.S. Senate page.

Top Missouri Candidates

Republican Candidate
Eric Greitens Polls: 44% Sample: 11,452Percentage of News: 97%

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Right: 84%
84% of the news @EricGreitens interacts with on Twitter Leans Right
Democrat Candidate
Lucas Kunce Polls: 31% Sample: 12,901Percentage of News: 3%

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Left: 75%
75% of the news @LucasKunceMO interacts with on Twitter Leans Left

Coverage Breakdown

Coverage Breakdown is based on the number of articles published per candidate.

Eric Greitens
Lucas Kunce
Billy Long
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Latest 2022 Missouri Senate Election News

US & Canada · Washington

Records Show Sheena Greitens Alleged Abuse in 2018

72% Center coverage: 18 sources
A campaign video featuring Eric Greitens leading a platoon of armed militia men to break into homes on a "RINO hunt" put his own children and ex-wife in danger, an attorney for Sheena Greiten told a judge during a custody hearing on Thursday morning. SheenaGreitens, who is running in the Republican primary race for a chance to replace Senator Roy Blunt, did not appear in court in person or via virtual video conference. The judge set a trial date of July 15 at 9 a.m.See the Story
US & Canada · Madison

Wisconsin cross country, track runner Sarah Shulze dies

50% Center coverage: 18 sources
Sarah Shulze was a junior from Ventura County, California. She earned academic all-Big Ten honors in 2020 and 2021 for cross country. She was named Ventura County Athlete of the Year and earned a scholarship to Wisconsin. She is survived by her parents, Brigitte and Scott, and her sisters Abbey and Ella.See the Story
Billy Long

Teacher sentenced to 50 years for sexually assaulting 7-year-old student, conspiring to kill him

80% Center coverage: 10 sources
Perry Thompson, 49, was sentenced Thursday in Orange County Superior criminal court in Chelsea. He had pleaded guilty last fall as part of a plea deal to charges of sexual assault on a minor and lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor. Thompson was arrested in 2015 at the state Agency of Education’s central office.See the Story
US & Canada · Center

St. Louis prosecutor, disciplinary panel reach agreement

70% Center coverage: 10 sources
Kim Gardner faces a hearing Monday before the Missouri Office of Disciplinary Counsel. If the panel finds fault, the Missouri Supreme Court would decide the penalty. At worst, Gardner could face suspension or disbarment. That could cost Gardner her job, as state law requires elected prosecutors to hold active law licenses.See the Story

Johnny Depp could reprise Captain Jack ‘Pirates’ role with $301M deal: report

100% Right coverage: 4 sources
Johnny Depp's legal battle against his ex-wife Amber Heard finally came to an end last year with the jury ruling in his favor. The famed actor faced scrutiny following Heard's op-ed alleging domestic abuse and sexual assault. This led Depp to lose significant amounts of money and massive roles including Captain Jack Sparrow from thePirates Of The Caribbean movie series.See the Story
US & Canada

St. Louis prosecutor, disciplinary panel reach agreement

34% Center coverage: 6 sources
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has reached an agreement with the Missouri Office of Disciplinary Counsel. In the agreement, Gardner concedes that she failed to produce documents and mistakenly maintained that all documents had been provided to Greitens’ lawyers in the 2018 criminal case. The agreement states that Gardner’s conduct “was negligent or perhaps reckless, but not intentional”See the Story
Billy Long · Tennessee

Teen stabbed to death at bus stop outside Nashville Walmart

86% Center coverage: 7 sources
A fight broke out between two groups of girls inside the Walmart. Police say the altercations continued to a bus stop just outside the lot. One of the girls charged at 14-year-old Malia Powell with a knife. Powell was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.See the Story
US & Canada · Missouri

Greitens to access ex-wife’s phone records for custody fight

42% Center coverage: 7 sources
Former Missouri governor Eric Greitens can access his ex-wife's phone records. But a Missouri judge ruled he can't subpoena her sister or his former campaign manager. SheenaGreitens last month accused him of physical abuse in a sworn affidavit. He says the allegations are false and she is working to torpedo his campaign.See the Story
US & Canada · Jefferson City

Missouri GOP Leader Calls Police Over Eric Greitens Ad

60% Left coverage: 5 sources
“Hours after former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens released a video saying he would hunt members of the Republican party who he considered not conservative enough, the Republican floor leader of the Missouri state Senate said he had contacted law enforcement,” the Kansas City Star reports.“The campaign video posted Monday showed Greitens with a shotgun while he talked about hunting for RINOs.”See the Story
US & Canada · Missouri

Internal Poll Shows Eric Greitens Leading GOP Primary

50% Center coverage: 6 sources
Former President Donald Trump is emboldened and facing new risks. Trump's endorsement of JD Vance in Ohio's GOP Senate primary catapulted him to victory. Some allies say the Ohio victory could encourage him to step up his involvement in other bitter primary fights. But there's also caution that the coming phase of the campaign could be more complicated.See the Story
Eric Greitens · Missouri

Eric Greitens: ‘Normal’ people know ‘RINO hunting’ ad ‘clearly a metaphor’

Coverage: 6 sources
Missouri Senate candidate Eric Greitens took his case to radio and social media Tuesday amid ongoing condemnation from both sides of the aisle. RINO, which stands for Republican in Name Only, is a pejorative term far right-wing Republicans use to insult traditional conservatives in the GOP. He posted his ad a day after moderate Republican Adam Kinzinger revealed a death threat he said had been sent to his home by a political extremist.See the Story
Eric Greitens · Missouri

Group to spend $1M attacking Eric Greitens in Missouri — will a crowded primary save him?

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens continues to lead in polls of potential primary voters. Even fresh allegations by his ex-wife of spousal and child abuse haven't seemed to dent his standing with core supporters. While his critics are desperate to deny him the Republican nomination, they have thus far been unable to rally around another candidate in the crowded primary.See the Story
Eric Greitens

Exclusive: Eric Greitens Unfazed by 'Liz Cheney's Accomplice' Entering MO Senate Race

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
Eric Greitens says it does not “matter how many establishment figures we have running against us; we’ll beat 'em.”See the Story

Media Bias Breakdown

How is the media covering 2022 Missouri Senate Election?

2022 Missouri Senate Election often has a balanced coverage.
Left: 35%
Right: 27%

2022 Election Candidates