Monday, October 1, 2012
The Oakville resident is trying to succeed current U.S. Representative Todd Akin
Name : Mr. Glenn Micheal Koenen Age : 55 Place of residence : Oakville Missouri Attended college : Yes College : St Louis University Degree : BA Communications & Poli Sci Year of graduation : May-78 University : UMSL Degree : MA - English Year of graduation : Jan-86 Job titles held : Executive Director Employers : Circle Of Concern Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U S House of Representatives Chamber/district: 2nd District MO Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : None Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None Address P O Box 403 Valley Park MO 63088 Name : Dave Pequignot Title : Treasurer Website : www.koenenforcongress.com I am a life long St. Louisan.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
After a recount resolved for the 2nd Congressional District's Democratic ticketholder, Republican candidate Ann Wagner says her goal is the same.
After the Aug. 7 primary race left Glenn Koenen the Democratic choice for the 2nd Congressional District with a slim winning margin of votes, challenger Harold Whitfield requested a recount. The recount was settled Sept. 12 and reaffirmed Koenen's win by 48 votes. Ann Wagner, Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District and a Ballwin resident, had won the primary for the Republican ballot spot without any questions. "We started this campaign nearly 17 months ago with a goal of returning strong, effective and conservative leadership to Congress," Wagner said in an email. "Regardless of who our political opponents are, that goal still remains." Wagner and Koenen are running for the 2nd Congressional seat for the Nov. 6 election…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The group stopped by the West St. Louis County offices of Ann Wagner and Todd Akin Thursday to "advocate for a fair budget" and speak out against Paul Ryan's proposed budget.
A bus tour with a focus on Catholic social justice is making its way through the St. Louis area today. According to the Southeast Missourian, the "Nuns on the Bus" is part of a tour lanched by Missouri nuns to highlight how federal budget cuts harm struggling families. Thursday's stops at the campaign office of U.S. Congressional Candidate Ann Wagner and the Congressional office of U.S. Senate Candidate Rep. Todd Akin's offices are part of a Missouri bus trip by the Catholic sisters highlighting the work the sisters do to meet the needs of people at the economic margins. According to the paper, it was also to reveal how the organization feels federal budget cuts proposed by vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan and passed by the …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Harold Whitfield, former Kirkwood city councilor and municipal judge, has asked for a recount in the race for the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District. Unofficial results show Whitfield losing the race by 49 votes.
The Missouri Secretary of State's office now has 20 days to certify a recount for the Democratic nomination for Missouri's 2nd Congressional District contest in which unofficial election results show Harold Whitfield, of Kirkwood, losing to Glenn Koenen, of Oakville, by 49 votes. The Secretary of State's office received an official request for a recount from Whitfield Tuesday, according to Sarah Jorgenson of the office's communications and publications division. The newly re-drawn district includes most of Creve Coeur. Going into the election, Whitfield said he thought his chances at victory were good and that residents in Glendale, Kirkwood and Des Peres were very supportive of his campaign that focused on putting boots on the ground, …
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 …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The congressional candidate is seen as some circles as a possible candidate to replace Todd Akin in the U.S. Senate race following Akin's controversial statements regarding rape and pregnancy earlier this week.
Ann Wagner, the woman looking to succeed Representative Todd Akin in Congress, issued her first public statement Thursday to address the furor raised by Akin's comments about "legitimate rape". The statement does not call on Akin to drop out of the race, as many in the party, including presumptive Presidential candidate Mitt Romney did earlier this week. What did Patch Red Arch Influencers Have To Say About Akin's Status In The Race? Her statement reads as follows: “As a staunch defender of the unborn I believe life begins at conception. Todd Akin's comments about rape were wrong and indefensible. Todd has apologized and understands he was wrong in what he said. It is now up to Missouri voters to decide whether they accept his apology. Our…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Speculation has popped up that Ballwin's Wagner, the GOP candidate for Akin's current U.S. House seat, could swap places with Akin on the ballot.
Ballwin's Ann Wagner, the GOP candidate running to replace Todd Akin in Missouri's second congressional district, is in the news as a possible replacement for Akin for U.S. Senate. The speculation comes in the wake of Akin's Sunday comments involving "legitimate rape" and the ability of a woman to shut down a pregnancy. News outlets and pundits are speculating that even though Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline has passed for Akin to drop out of the race, he and Wagner could potentially switch ballot positions in the November election. The National Review quotes a "Missouri GOP consultant" with word that such a plan is in the works. The National Journal post notes that Wagner, once co-chair of the Republican National Committee, "has long standing …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Congressional candidate Ann Wagner hopes to turn Missouri "firecracker red."
The top of the Missouri Republican ticket came to St. Louis County Wednesday, holding a rally at its St. Louis "Victory Headquarters" in Valley Park. 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," for example, had the room rocking. As did "Romney/ Ryan" and even…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
According to unofficial election results from the Secretary of State, Koenen, of Oakville, has won the Democratic nomination by 49 votes. Lack of results from two St. Louis County precincts held up the final unofficial determination.
With 470 out of 470 precincts reporting, Glenn Koenen, of Oakville, has won the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District with 7893 votes, according to the Seceretary of State election results website. The unofficial election results show Koenen won the race by only 49 votes. Harold Whitfield, of Kirkwood, had 7,844 votes, George (Boots) Weber, of Eureka, came in third place with 7,545 votes. Marshall Works, of Ballwin, had only 4,531 votes. Creve Coeur Patch Election Results These results were just released. At 9 a.m, a spokeswoman with the Secretary of State Office said that they were awaiting final votes from two precincts in St. Louis County. Rita Days, director of the St. Louis County Election Board, said the results …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
A winner in the Democratic Party primary was declared using unofficial results a day after voters went to the polls.
After battling three other candidates in the Republican primary election for Missouri's 2nd Congressional District, Ann Wagner has won the nomination by an overwhelming vote. Wagner, a Ballwin resident, and her campaign team hosted a primary watch event at the Hilton Frontenac Tuesday evening. More than 100 supporters, friends and family members attended the party in high spirits. "We're a grassroots organization, a people-oriented campaign," Wagner said. "I will be in Washington, not of it." Wagner served as a Republican committeewoman in Lafayette Township and then became chair of the Missouri Republican Party. Following her service as co-chair of the Republican National Committee, she was nominated by former President George W. Bush as …