May 1, 2020

KC Region Lawmakers Call for Greater Transparency About Businesses Getting Federal Aid

The Kansas City Star

Hartzler’s Democratic opponent, Lindsey Simmons, called on her to release more information, saying in a statement that there “is a genuine conflict of interest when a publicly elected official votes to appropriate a fund—and then re-appropriate it—knowing that fund will benefit her private business.”


April 29, 2020

Hartzler foe calls for disclosure of PPP loans for family businesses

Rolla Daily News

Public officials who use the loan program, especially members of Congress who voted on it, should fully disclose the financing that is provided, Simmons said.

“We don’t want to disincentivize small business owners from running for office, but as an elected official you have a fiduciary obligation to your constituents,” she said.


April 29, 2020

Hartzler’s office won’t provide details on loans her family businesses received

Columbia Missourian

Lindsey Simmons, Hartzler’s Democratic opponent for her House seat, said she is concerned by Hartzler’s lack of transparency regarding the Paycheck Protection funding.

“The fact that she was unwilling to disclose it is more concerning than the fact that she received it,” Simmons said.


April 28, 2020

Hartzler-owned firms receive disaster loans

The Rolla Daily News

In a news release issued Monday, Hartzler’s Democratic opponent, Lindsey Simmons of Hallsville, criticized her vote on the oversight committee and asked her to disclose any Paycheck Protection Funding her family businesses received.

“I was disappointed, but not surprised to see that Representative Hartzler voted against this measure which would provide accountability and transparency for taxpayers,” Simmons said.


April 16, 2020

Hartzler blames Democrats for delay to business loan funding

Mexico Ledger

“The best, long term way to help businesses and workers is to end this public health crisis,” Simmons wrote in an emailed statement. “For that reason, hospital funding must be prioritized.”

She said rural hospitals have been historically cash-strapped and underfunded, and the pandemic has only exacerbated this issue.

“It’s why Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia furloughed 50 workers this week,” Simmons said. “The question for Vicky Hartzler is, why are you blocking funding for hospitals during a global pandemic?”


April 14, 2020

Pinnacle doctors, nurse practitioner transition to MU Fayette clinic

Boonville Daily News

Democrat Lindsey Simmons laid the blame for the hospital closure at Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s. Simmons is campaigning for Hartzler’s congressional seat. Hartzler’s refusal to support Medicare expansion, other policies that support rural hospitals and repeated votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act is the issue, she said.


March 31, 2020

Hartzler touts benefits of relief bill in news conference

Mexico Ledger

In a news release the day it passed, and in a telephone interview Tuesday, Simmons said that the bill should have imposed a moratorium on rent and mortgage payments to prevent people from becoming homeless during the crisis.


March 4, 2020

Democrat Club Hears from Hartzler Challenger

California Democrat

Before filing for the Aug. 4 Primary Election at the end of last month, Simmons completed a 24-county road trip to meet voters in person. She said maintaining a presence throughout the 4th Congressional District will continue to be a priority of her campaign


February 18, 2020

Simmons to speak at March CEA meeting

Daily Star Journal

Simmons will discuss changes in environmental regulations, in particular the recent requirement that economic burden must be a preliminary consideration in developing regulations underneath the Clean Air Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act as well as the consequences such qualifications and delays will have on effective species preservation and other environmental policy.


February 8, 2020

Lindsey Simmons (D): campaigning in the 4th Congressional District

Show Me Progress

Lindsey Simmons (D), the Democratic Party candidate in the 4th Congressional District, started another leg of her methodical travel across the district early Saturday morning in Sedalia. The second event of the day was a lunch with voters at a local restaurant in Warrensburg, listening to their concerns about their lives the district – from agriculture, to health care, to the environment, to public education.


JAN 29, 2020

Hartzler: President Had Authority to Command Drone Strike Against Soleimani


Hartzler’s challenger in this year’s election, Democrat Lindsey Simmons, said she was “deeply concerned” that President Trump acted without the support of Congress or international allies in striking Soleimani. Simmons is married to an active-duty helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army.


February 7, 2020

KOAM Coffee with the Candidates


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JAN 28, 2020

Simmons Kicks of Congressional Campaign in Sedalia

Sedalia Democrat

“Lindsey Simmons, who announced her candidacy this fall, has officially kicked off her campaign in Sedalia. Simmons, a Democrat from Hallsville, is running for the Congressional 4th District seat which encompasses 24 counties including Pettis County. She is challenging incumbent Vicky Hartzler, R-Harrisonville, who has held the seat since 2011. Simmons kicked off her campaign Saturday evening at The Venue in downtown Sedalia.”


JAN 26, 2020

Lindsey Simmons (D) – in the 4th Congressional District – Sedalia, Missouri – January 25, 2020

Show Me Progress

“You know, in the 4th District here, I think that we are, and we must be, brave enough to believe that we have a representative who actually works for us and shows up. I think that we have to be brave enough to believe that our politics can inspire optimism. And that we can build communities instead of building walls.”


JAN 17, 2020

Politicians critical of Boonville hospital closure

Columbia Daily Tribune

“Rural hospital access is about saving lives, but it’s also about creating healthy communities for our families,” [Simmons] said. “It’s about investing in those communities and providing good jobs that help our local economies grow. This issue, like so many others we face, isn’t partisan.”


JAN 6, 2020

‘Build on what’s working.’ KC area Democrats opt for measured approach on health care

The Kansas City Star

“When I am talking about my vision for healthcare, I like to dive into the specifics so that people don’t get bogged down in ‘Does this mean everyone gets the same healthcare as my grandma? Does that mean Bernie’s plan? Does that mean Sen. Warren’s plan?’”


DEC. 2, 2019

Simmons speaking to Democrat committee

Cedar Republican

Simmons scheduled to speak to the Cedar County Democratic Committee.


NOV. 12, 2019

Attorney Lindsey Simmons, Marshall native, to speak at Wood & Huston community room Monday evening, Nov. 18.

Marshall Democrat News

Attorney Lindsey Simmons, former Marshall native, announced her plans in September to challenge Rep. Vicky Hartzler for Missouri’s 4th Congressional seat. Simmons will be in Marshall Monday, Nov. 18, speaking concerning her upcoming campaign at Wood & Huston community room.


NOV. 18, 2019

Democrat vows strong fight against Hartzler

Columbia Tribune

When President Donald Trump announced in December that he intended to remove U.S. troops from Syria, attorney Lindsey Simmons wrote to U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler opposing that move, stating it would abandon the Kurdish fighters who had worked with her husband, an Army helicopter pilot.


NOV. 27, 2019

The divergent campaigns of the Democratic billionaires


Democrat Lindsey Simmons, who is running against GOP Rep. Vicky Hartzler in the deep red MO-04, released a launch video highlighting that she’s running as an active-duty military spouse, saying she was disappointed after Hartzler’s office didn’t respond to her.


OCT. 24, 2019

Kansas and Missouri Republicans fought back with an impeachment inquiry pizza party

The Kansas City Star

Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler, whose pinned tweet notes her distaste for “political theatrics.” Like others who joined the five-hour siege, she has a more competitive than usual 2020 race to worry about.


OCT. 18, 2019

Military Families Advocate Lindsey Simmons Challenges Hartzler for Missouri Congressional Seat


Lindsey Simmons has been many things in her life – a Harvard Law student, a pro bono defense attorney, a mother – and now she’s taking on a new title: candidate for Missouri’s Fourth District seat in Congress.


OCT. 23, 2019

‘Whole thing is a sham.’ Kansas and Missouri Republicans storm impeachment inquiry

The Kansas City Star

Rep. Steve Watkins, R-Kansas, and Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, were also among those who participated. All three have competitive races next year in which President Trump’s support could be crucial.


OCT. 24, 2019

Hartzler foe blasts GOP tactics on impeachment

Mexico Ledger

“It’s unfortunate Representative Hartzler does not fully understand the impeachment process,” Simmons said in a news release. “As a sitting member of the House of Representatives, she should be aware that the President need not be found guilty of a crime nor commit an overtly illegal offense to satisfy the Constitutional standard of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ to begin the impeachment process.”


OCT. 2, 2019

Democratic Hallsville attorney seeking to unseat Hartzler

Boonville Daily News

Lindsey Simmons, who grew up in Marshall and graduated from Harvard Law School, announced that she would seek the Democratic nomination in the Fourth Congressional District. In an interview, Simmons focused on military issues, healthcare, trade and the environment, and said she believes 2020 will be a “change election,” that will remove Hartzler from office.


OCT. 2, 2019

Simmons Announces Run for Congress Seat

Sedalia Democrat

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler has another Democratic challenger for the 2020 election.


OCT. 1, 2019

Two Democrats set to challenge incumbent Republican for 4th congressional district

Columbia Missourian

Two Democrats have entered the race to unseat Republican incumbent Vicky Hartzler in the 2020 race for Missouri’s 4th congressional district.

Lindsey Simmons announced her bid Tuesday.


OCT. 2, 2019

Democratic lawyer to run for Missouri Rep. Hartzler’s seat

KCTV 5 – Kansas City

A Democratic lawyer says she’s running to unseat Missouri Republican U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler. Lindsey Simmons announced her campaign for Hartzler’s seat Tuesday. The 32-year-old is running as a political outsider. She pledged not to take donations from corporate political action committees.


OCT. 1, 2019

Two Democrats set to challenge incumbent Republican for 4th congressional district

KOMU 8 – Columbia

“It’s important we have a health care system where people can make their decisions based on medicine and not the amount of money in their pockets,” Simmons said. “And unfortunately that’s not always the case right now.”


OCT. 1, 2019

Democratic lawyer to run for Missouri Rep. Hartzler’s seat

Associated Press

Simmons says her campaign will focus on issues facing military and veterans’ families, jobs and health care.


OCT. 1, 2019

Democrat from Hallsville announces run against Hartzler for Congress

KRCG Channel 13 – Jefferson City

A mid-Missouri attorney has thrown her hat into the ring to challenge a longtime Republican in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District. Lindsey Simmons announced Tuesday she will run against Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri.


OCT. 1, 2019

Democratic lawyer to run for Missouri Rep. Hartzler’s seat

The Joplin Globe

The 32-year-old is running as a political outsider. She pledged not to take donations from corporate political action committees.


OCT. 1, 2019

Simmons challenges 5-term incumbent for MO Congress seat

Four States Homepage

In her campaign announcement, Simmons says her goals include getting Missourians better paying jobs and more affordable health care. That includes a focus on helping military and veterans’ families.


OCT. 1, 2019

Democratic attorney will Challenge U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler in Missouri’s 4th District


Democrat Lindsey Simmons, a 32-year-old attorney from Hallsville, is challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler for Missouri’s 4th Congressional District seat.