Monday, November 5, 2012
Kevin Rejent says most issues at the polls are "very correctable,"
Among those hoping for smooth sailing when it comes to voters' election day experience and the count which ensues is a Creve Coeur man who would likely be called upon to help in the event something goes wrong. Kevin Rejent, of The Rejent Law Firm, specializes in election law, among other aspects. He started as a volunteer out of law school and has worked with Republican Party legal teams in the years since. In the past, he's also been involved with legal work tied to forming Political Action Committees and campaign compliance issues, although he said he's not affiliated with anything on Tuesday's ballot. He's ready to help if needed around St. Louis on election day, but noted that most of the issues that could pop up are "very …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Monday event in Kirkwood will not be open to the news media.
One day after conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly announced that former U.S. House Speaker and 2012 Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich would appear at a Monday fundraiser supporting the U.S. Senate campaign of U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood), the Akin campaign announced it would be closed to news media. A campaign spokesman told Patch Wednesday there would likely be a Monday morning news conference regarding the event, which The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports will be at Trattoria Branica in Kirkwood. It will be the highest-profile attempt at fundraising for the Akin campaign since national GOP interests urged him to get out of the Senate race following his comments about "legitimate rape" and pregnancy last month. Akin has resited …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Ryan's budget plans don't give the Obama campaign an opening with voters according to GOP activists.
Nearly 91 percent of influential Missouri Republicans who responded to an unscientific Patch poll Saturday said Mitt Romney's selection of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his Vice-Presidential running mate on the presumptive ticket in November would "galvanize" Republicans in Missouri. Patch asked more than 60 Republicans to weigh in on the choice and received 22 responses. Participants praised Ryan's his knowledge on fiscal matters and the ability to articulate a way forward. Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, has pushed a budget plan that proposes large changes to Medicare, Medicaid and tax rates. "Ryan brings good conservative credentials to the ticket for those who had doubts about Romney. He's a strong voice for …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A Patch panel of party insiders from the local and state level believes the presumptive Presidential nominee will carry Missouri in November.
If the presidential election were held today, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would carry the state of Missouri. That's according to a recent survey of GOP party insiders assembled as part of Patch's ongoing "Red Arch" project. Previous Red Arch Survey Coverage: Of those surveyed, 57.1 percent said they strongly agreed with the statement, while 38.1 percent somewhat agreed. One respondent somewhat disagreed (2.4 percent) while another was neutral on the question. The survey reflects the general evolution of Missouri Republicans as it pertains to the likely nominee. Former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum won Missouri's non-binding primary, and Romney had to work until June to cement a majority of the state's convention …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Doctor in Missouri's Second Congressional District faces an uphill climb in the race to succeed Rep. Todd Akin.
The clock is ticking. With just under a month before voters go to the polls to decide the fate of primary campaigns up and down the ballot, time is running out to march in parades, shake hands and kiss babies. Ann Wagner, the Ballwin Republican who has been campaigning for the GOP nomination in Missouri's 2nd Congressional district for more than a year, has recently put her second campaign advertisement on television. And that battle has now been joined. Dr. Randy Jotte, the former Webster Groves Councilman and current ER physician who entered the race in January, launched his own advertising on cable this month, trying to introduce himself as the primary campaign heads into its closing stretch. Patch sat down with Dr. Jotte at The Daily …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Senator seeking Presidential nomination has spent the most time in Missouri of the remaining hopefuls in the GOP field.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is planning to be back in the St. Louis area for the second time in just over a week. The Republican presidential hopeful will be in St. Charles on Tuesday night for a primary night party, according his campaign website. On Tuesday, Missouri voters will be able to signal their preference for presidential candidates in a nonbinding primary vote. Colorado and Minnesota will hold caucuses Feb. 7 and Santorum is expected to be in Colorado Springs, CO and Blaine, MN earlier Tuesday, according to his his schedule. Santorum's party will be held at the St. Charles Convention Center in the Grand Ballroom A and B at 9 p.m. The announcement was posted on his website Monday. Joe Capitanelli, marketing manager …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
We're live blogging the debate between GOP Senate candidates Sarah Steelman and Todd Akin sponsored by the 'St. Louis Beacon' and KTRS-AM.
GOP Senate hopefuls Sarah Steelman and Todd Akin will debate the issues Tuesday morning at the Missouri Athletic Club-West. The event is sponsored by the St. Louis Beacon and KTRS-AM. The Beacon's Joe Mannies and KTRS-AM's McGraw Milhaven will moderate the debate. Steelman is a former state treasurer, while Akin is a U.S. Congressman. The event begins at 9 a.m. We'll be live blogging the event via CoverItLive, a web application that lets us stream up-to-the-second updates live.
Monday, January 9, 2012
A look at some of what we're following here on Creve Coeur Patch this week.
Good Monday morning to you, as we start anew our quest for valuable news and information to make your life in Creve Coeur just a little easier to navigate. Be sure to check out our coverage over the last few days of the U.S. Army High School All American Football Bowl Game, as De Smet's Durron Neal performed on the national stage in San Antonio on Saturday. His coach, Pat Mahoney blogged about the trip too, and offered his own insights. School districts from Parkway to Ladue will be taking a long look at budget cutting measures in meetings this week on Monday and Wednesday. Monday night, City Council members will get an update on a story we brought you late last year: will Terry Bradshaw be singing the praises of Creve Coeur? Tuesday, two …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Patch will liveblog KTRS/St. Louis Beacon debate featuring two of the three Republicans vying to represent Missouri in the U.S. Senate.
The Iowa caucuses and Tuesday's New Hampshire primary have consumed much of the national political oxygen in recent weeks, but a Missouri race which could have a big impact on the balance of power will generate headlines this week. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) and former Missouri treasurer Sarah Steelman along with businessman John Brunner are each vying for the GOP nomination to challenge Democrat Claire McCaskill to represent Missouri in the U.S. Senate. KTRS-AM and the St. Louis Beacon are hosting a debate Tuesday at the Missouri Athletic Club West in Town and Country featuring Steelman and Akin. Patch will be on the scene live-blogging the event, so be sure to check back at 9 a.m. Tuesday for an up-to-the-minute feed on the debate.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Live blog coverage of the first formal debate between Ann Wagner and Ed Martin.
Creve Coeur Patch will live blog the GOP debate taking place this afternoon in Chesterfield featuring Ed Martin and Ann Wagner in their race for the Republican nomination as the next representative of Missouri's Second congressional district.