Missouri Republicans basked in their recent success and began looking forward to 2018 on Saturday as part of their annual Lincoln Days gathering.
With Republicans sweeping statewide races in November and sealing their dominance in the House and Senate, party chairman Todd Graves acknowledged interest is beginning to stir for the two statewide offices up for grabs in 2018: the U.S. Senate race and the auditor’s race.
The party’s top leaders also had a message for their supporters: it’s time for action.
“We won the election. Now, we have to win the agenda,’’ state Republican Party chairman Todd Graves told St. Louis Public Radio on Saturday. “It doesn’t do any good to be elected if we don’t implement the agenda.”