"Harris worked as political director for Republican Matt Blunt's successful 2004 gubernatorial campaign, eventually winning the coveted appointment of director of boards and commissions - a job that allowed him to oversee appointments for the new administration."
"St. Louis Public Radio reporters Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies continue their mini-series on Missouri's top behind-the-scenes players. For this week's show, Rosenbaum and Mannies welcomed Republican political consultant James Harris to the show. "
"Republican political strategist James Harris, who worked as a consultant with Hawley, says the 37-year-old attorney general would be a "perfect candidate"."
"James Harris spoke and took questions about Constitutional Amendment 3, which will appear on the Nov. 8 general election ballot, at a meeting of the Democratic Boone County Muleskinners."
"Republicans will want to avoid a contentious primary given what happened in 2012, when a divided Republican primary field wound up working in Sen. McCaskill's favor, said James Harris, a Missouri-based Republican consultant."
"A political dispute has erupted over a memo sent this week by James Harris, executive director of Better Courts for Missouri, urging Republican state senators to intervene in a case pending before the Missouri Supreme Court. A former chief justice of the court contends the memo violates a state law prohibiting tampering with a judicial proceeding."
"James Harris, a Republican operative in the state who is close to Hawley, was similarly skeptical of Bannon's potential impact."
"With the scandals, controversies and charges that have swirled around the statehouse during Greitens' tenure, the next few months and years for Parson, a Republican like Greitens, will undoubtedly be tough, but James Harris, who consulted for Parson's 2016 campaign, said he is up for the task."
"James Harris, a Jefferson City-based Republican consultant, said that the scandal cramped Hawley's ability to campaign. He skipped county GOP events and left the state party's annual convention in Kansas City early to avoid being seen with Greitens in public."
""The state's experience with allowing St. Louis to gain local control of the city's police department has not been good - crime has gone up, accountability has gone down, and politicians are trying to exert control over the department," said political strategist James Harris."
"James Harris, political strategist: I absolutely think that the state has a vested interest in continuing to maintain control of the Kansas City police department, as politicization of the police force is a real risk."
"James Harris, political strategist: I firmly believe that federal judges should not have term limits. The framers of the Constitution very specifically made these positions a lifetime appointment to ensure an independent judiciary."
"I think he'll be the right person ... to heal the state," said James Harris, a veteran GOP consultant who worked on Parson's campaign for lieutenant governor. "There's a lot of raw emotions, and I think he can bring the state together."
"Regrettably, this is the new norm," said James Harris, a longtime Republican political consultant in Missouri. "And the casualty is the political process is much less transparent."
""Regrettably, this is the new norm," said James Harris, a longtime Republican political consultant in Missouri. "And the casualty is the political process is much less transparent.""
"James Harris, a Jefferson City-based Republican strategist, said party leaders are "laser-focused" on making sure Hawley wins the nomination."
"James Harris, political strategist: Often when discussing wages, people do not separate part-time, entry-level jobs from full-time, career positions. Entry-level positions are meant to prepare a young person for the workforce, or serve as supplemental income for those who cannot find or sustain a family-supporting position. They are not intended to be a full-time career."
"Term limits have allowed more citizens to enter the legislature, and to do so on a regular basis, resulting in a more responsive legislature," said James Harris, a Republican political strategist. "Without entrenched incumbents, lawmakers are encouraged to keep in touch with the citizens they represent."
"James Harris, political strategist: "I do not think lobbyist gifts sway lawmakers. Often, trade associations have constituents in Jefferson City and want to sit down with lawmakers for a meal, and I think this is understandable. I have never seen a lawmaker sell out over a hamburger."
"But lobbyist James Harris - one of the main forces behind the effort to change the way judges are selected in the state - sees something different in the vote tallies."