Monday, March 25, 2013
Jimmy Loomis, 18, appointed to serve in the Clayton Central Democratic Township.
Jimmy Loomis, 18, who served as a page in the United States Senate last summer may set the record for the youngest commitee man ever to serve in U.S. History. Friends of his family are researching the topic at this moment. Loomis, who plans on making a career in politics is off to a fast start. Patch recorded his service as a page in the U.S. Senate last summer. He was just appointed to fill the seat of the late Art Martin, Committee Man from the Clayton Central Democrat Township. By-laws require candidates be 19-years-of-age, but he was allowed to fill a term at age 18. Loomis, already take Mandarine Chinese courses at Washington University and will be enrolled at the school in the fall, majoring in political science with a minor in …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Oakville resident faces an uphill challenge in his bid to succeed Rep. Todd Akin in Washington.
In less than two weeks, voters in Missouri's new 2nd Congressional district, which spans parts of St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. While the frontrunner, Republican Ann Wagner is already in the "closing argument" phase of her campaign, Democrat Glenn Koenen is still trying to make first impressions. Koenen, the longtime Executive Director of the Circle of Concern Food Pantry, admits he doesn't have the name recognition and financial backing that Wagner, a former Ambassador and RNC Co-Chair, does. He also hasn't been helped by the Democratic Party's decision to stay on the sidelines, or the recount following his narrow win in the August primary against Harold Whitfied which not only cost him time on the campaign trail, but also money …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The conversation off the air is just as hot is the on-air debate.
The debate between Reps. Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay on KMOX this morning has sparked an off-air debate among followers and detractors. To add your voice to this story, log in to Twitter and share your thoughts. Clay and Carnahan face off Aug. 7 in the Democratic primary for Missouri's 1st Congressional District.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The mailer features audio of Rep. William Lacy Clay speaking to a trade organization.
When was the last time an election mailer really spoke to voters? In the coming days, residents of Missouri's 1st Congressional District will have the opportunity to hear from a candidate. Rep. Russ Carnahan's election campaign has launched a mail campaign featuring audio mailers, similar to a singing birthday card. The card features audio of Rep. William Lacy Clay speaking in 2008 to the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (APRO) at a convention held in St. Louis. The campaign also has launched a website to highlight Clay's connection to the payday loan industry. This is Missouri’s first ever audio political mail piece. Carnahan campaign spokesperson Maurice Henderson said that a similar tactic was used in the Senate campaign …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Endorsements are piling up for both candidates.
Rep. William Lacy Clay scored a major endorsement today from the head of Missouri's Democratic Party. Gov. Jay Nixon issued a press release in support of Clay, who faces a primary fight from fellow incumbent Democrat Rep. Russ Carnahan. "For over 25 years, Lacy Clay has been a powerful voice for working families and a tireless advocate for the people of St. Louis," Nixon said. "He’s the right man to continue serving the people of the First Congressional District, and I fully support his re-election." St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley backed Clay almost immediately after Carnahan got into the 1st District contest. He also received the support of the local AFL-CIO on April 4. “Organized labor is …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Represenative Russ Carnahan gets a notable endorsement in his bid against Representative Lacy Clay.
Reps. Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay each snagged labor endorsements in their bids to stay in Congress. The two St. Louis City Democrats are both running in the 1st Congressional District, an area that encompasses all of St. Louis City and portions of north St. Louis County. It’s a race that’s expected to be quite heated, as evidenced by the barbs traded between the two on the first day of filing. A few weeks ago Clay received an endorsement from the Missouri branch of the AFL-CIO, one of the largest labor unions in the state. This week, Carnahan nabbed endorsements from firefighters unions that encompass St. Louis City and St. Louis County. It’s not that surprising because the St. Louis City union commended Carnahan for his work retrieving …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Some candidates withdrew, while other incumbents, including Creve Coeur State Rep. Jill Schupp, will go unopposed.
Now that the filing period to sign up for state legislative races is over, things are beginning to be a little clearer about what’s to come during the impending election cycle. Locally the main event will most likely be the 1st Congressional District race that features Reps. Russ Carnahan (D-St. Louis City) and Lacy Clay (D-St. Louis City). Barring a Missouri Supreme Court ruling that chucks the redistricted congressional map, both candidates remain on the ballot to run in the district that includes all of St. Louis City and a portion of St. Louis County. The battle between Clay and Carnahan is one notable primary set to occur during the 2012 election cycle. There is, after all, a dizzying eight-way Democratic race for lieutenant governor…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Kirkwood Republican plans an event explaining the state's road map to selecting GOP presidential delegates.
As noted numerous times before, the GOP process for selecting presidential delegates is not exactly straightforward. Even though there’s a primary in February, as of now, delegates will be selected at caucuses held in March. In attempt to sort the situation out for area Republicans, Rep. Rick Stream (R-Kirkwood) is planning a “Presidential Primary Preview” at Westminster Christian Academy in Town and Country. The event will feature an explanation of the state’s presidential delegate situation by Missouri Republican Party political director Robert Knodell. In addition to a straw poll and presentations from presidential campaigns, the evening will also feature analysis from political science professor Rick Hardy. Hardy, who used to teach at …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Plus: Sommer wins recount, Clay-Carnahan examined and pols get in Christmas spirit.
House Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller—a Willard Republican running for secretary of state—will be holding a fundraising event next Thursday in Town and Country. The event at the Cedar Springs Clubhouse will be hosted by Rep. Sue Allen (R-Town and Country). In addition to a slew of Republican state representatives, the event will also feature House Majority Leader Tim Jones (R-Eureka) and Sen. Jim Lembke (R-St. Louis County). Jones is expected to become the next House Speaker if Republicans retain control on that chamber next year. Schoeller is in a crowded race to replace Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan. Sen. Bill Stouffer (R-Napton) and Sen. Scott Rupp (R-Wentzville) are running for the GOP nomination, while Rep. Jason Kander…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Nearly six months ago, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain spoke at the Missouri Capitol as an also-ran in the Republican field. Today, he is leading in some public opinion polls.
GOP aspirant Herman Cain has come a long way since he stood on the steps of the Missouri Capitol nearly six months ago. Cain – a Georgia native who previously served as CEO of Godfather’s Pizza – was on hand at an April 14 Tax Day Rally for United for Missouri. The group is headed by former House Speaker Pro Tem Carl Bearden, a Republican from St. Charles. At the rally, Cain said America had “a long list of crises” that it needed to deal with. “We don’t just have one,” Cain said in a video created by United for Missouri. “We’ve got a moral crisis. We’ve got an economic crisis. We’ve got an entitlement spending crisis. We’ve got an energy crisis. We’ve got an immigration crisis. We have a national security crisis – because we have a …