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Thursday, November 8, 2012
It's a bit early, but Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's name is being bandied about as part of a Democratic ticket in 2016.
As Gov. Jay Nixon and Sen. Claire McCaskill led a blue resurgence in a red state in 2012, some started mixing mentions of the Missouri governor with the year 2016. St. Louis Post Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan may have been among the first to suggest a Democratic Nixon taking run at White House. But national media have since picked up on the fact that Nixon, a Democrat, has turned up the ability to appeal to Republicans as part of this year's re-election effort, as chronicled by the Huffington Post. “I think if Gov. Nixon were to run for president in 2016, he would use the Bill Clinton model from 1992 and run as a centrist or moderate,” said David Kimball, professor of political science at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Others …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democratic incumbent Clint Zweifel gave his acceptance speech just before midnight Tuesday, after a night of number watching in a close race with Republican challenger Cole McNary.
Democratic incumbent Clint Zweifel and Republican challenger Rep. Cole McNary faced off in the Nov. 6 election for the position of Missouri State Treasurer. As results came in Tuesday night, both candidates gathered with friends and family at St. Louis area watch parties. Initially, it was a tight race, but ultimately Zweifel declared victory and thanked his supporters just before midnight. "I think a lot of this illustrates hard work and investment in each other," Zweifel said. With 100 percent of the precincts counted early Wednesday morning, Zweifel had 50.3 percent of the vote and McNary had 45.5 percent of the vote. Zweifel tells Patch McNary did call him and concede Tuesday night. Both parties tell Patch they knew it would be a …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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Saturday, September 1, 2012
Rep. Todd Akin's office said Karl Rove must have "misspoke" when he reportedly made a "murder" joke about the U.S. Senate candidate. What do you think, a joke or out of line?
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Mitt Romney renewed his call for Akin to drop out of the U.S. Senate race, while GOP strategist Mary Matalin said Ann Wagner would be the nominee.
One week after U.S. Representative Todd Akin's remarks about "legitimate rape" set off a firestorm of controversy and widespread calls in Republican circles for him to get out of the U.S. Senate race, his status as a candidate against Claire McCaskill was the talk of the Sunday network television talk show circuit. Akin, in several appearances on conservative talk radio programs and again Friday in a news conference in Chesterfield, said he would remain as the Republican Party's nominee. In an interview with Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday, Mitt Romney once again called for Akin to drop out, again distancing himself from the remarks about rape and pregnancy. On ABC's This Week, GOP strategist Marty Matalin said Ann Wagner, currently …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
With a Tuesday deadline for U.S. Rep. Todd Akin to step aside from the U.S. Senate race without getting courts involved, political leaders in Patch communities around the country are speaking out.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, added his voice to the "should he stay or should he go" debate playing out nationally in the wake of Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin's weekend comment about "legitimate rape". According to Mount Pleasant (WI) Patch, Walker on Tuesday suggested that what's at stake in November is bigger than Missouri. "I want the debate to be about the future, not about issues like that where I think (Akin) made a horribly ignorant statement. He should get out," Walker said. Complete Coverage Of the Akin Controversy Akin, a U.S. Representative from Wildwood, has apologized for the comment and today released an ad to that effect. Still, national funding sources have indicated they will not assist an Akin …
Monday, August 20, 2012
In the interview with FOX2's Charles Jaco, the Senate candidate said "legitimate rape" would not cause pregnancy. He came under fire almost immediately for the comment. Late Sunday night, the Romney-Ryan campaign weighed in.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Congressional candidate Ann Wagner hopes to turn Missouri "firecracker red."
The top of the Missouri Republican ticket came to town Wednesday, holding a rally at its St. Louis Victory headquarters in Valley Park. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Ann Wagner, a candidate for Congress in the 2nd District acted as the hostess for the rally, introducing the speakers and vowing to turn Missouri into a "firecracker red" state following November's elections. In the parlance of politics, Democratic-leaning states are blue, Republican states are red. Wagner's rousing introductions had the crowd cheering for each candidate who took to the microphone to rally the vote. Each candidate used predictable buzzwords designed to elicit cheers or boos. Any mention of "true conservative," …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Candidates are pushing their 'Get Out The Vote' message hard in the last days of the Primary campaign.
John Brunner has spent a considerable amount of time and his own personal fortune, criss-crossing the state of Missouri and advertising his candidacy in the U.S. Senate primary. Now, with Tuesday's election fast-approaching, it's down to motivating volunteers to scratch for every vote, trying to make sure "Get Out The Vote" efforts are cranked up to get people to the polls. Check out the Town and Country - Manchester Patch Election Guide That was the order of the night Friday at the campaign's headquarters in Creve Coeur as the candidate rallied his team. The event was a far-cry from the much-hyped appearance Friday in Kansas City by former GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who came to Missouri to support former State Treasurer …