Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Kinder seeks re-election to another term as Missouri's Lt. Governor.
Name : Mr. Peter Kinder Age: 58 Place of residence : Cape Girardeau Attended college : Yes College : Southeast Missouri University and University of Missouri Degree : Political Science Year of graduation : 1976 University : St. Mary's School of Law Area of research : Law Degree Year of graduation : 1979 Job titles held : Real-estate Attorney, and Associate Publisher Employers : Drury Industries, Southeast Missourian, and the State of Missouri Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: State office Running for position: Lt. Governor Chamber/district: Incumbent: Yes First elected: November 1994 Previous elective offices : Missouri State Senator and President Pro Tem of the Senate Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : N/A Address 105 …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
A look back at some memorable Web videos from the world of Missouri politics.
It’s hard to believe, but 2011 is only a few short days away from ending, and the natural human inclination is to engage in retrospection. As is the case near the end of December, it’s hard to pick a particular issue or event that defined an entire year. In particular, 2011 featured fierce fights over redistricting, a devastating tornado in Joplin, delicate political maneuvering and a large dose of presidential politics heading into 2012. And even though 2011 was a nonelection year for most folks, there were still some notable contests that caught some interest. While the written word is a tremendous way to capture these moments, the Internet produced alternatives to informing the populace. Since 2007, I’ve been using the magical medium of…
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday's luncheon also recognized, legislator of the year, along with incoming and outgoing leadership.
The Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce came together for the organization's annual Awards & Installation luncheon Thursday, to recognize the body's Businessperson of the Year and Legislator of the Year. This year's winners were Larry Tessler, of Tessler Promotions and Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder. Tessler was recognized for his efforts assisting on several volunteer committees for the chamber, as well as his work as an "Ambassador" for the organization. He received congratulatory letters and proclamations from a variety of local, state and federal officials, including Creve Coeur Mayor Harold Dielmann, State Representative Jill Schupp, State Senator Jane Cunningham, U.S. Representative William Lacy Clay and U.S. Senator …
Friday, December 9, 2011
The congressional candidate considered a bid for the GOP nomination for Governor.
The St. Louis Beacon is reporting that Ed Martin, who after a recent KMOX radio appearance caused a stir in political circles by suggesting he would consider entering the GOP race for Governor, has decided to remain in the Republican primary for the 2nd Congressional district. Martin is opposed by former RNC Co-Chair Ann Wagner, who has also fended off questions about switching to another contest, in light of her strong fundraising totals. Read Jo Mannies' report to find out what the Martin campaign did in the last week to consider the switch, prompted by KMOX host Mark Reardon after Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder announced he would not run for the state's top job. Martin's decision leaves St. Louis businessman David Spence and Bill …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Kinder said David Spence now is Republicans' best chance to unseat Jay Nixon in 2012.
Friday, November 18, 2011
A Ladue businessman is the Republican frontrunner for the 2012 gubernatorial primary. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder announced at 4 p.m. Friday that he is dropping out of the Missouri governor race, according to an Associated Press story. Kinder has struggled after articles about visits at a strip club and taxpayer-supported hotel stays. Kinder said he would support the candidacy of Dave Spence, of Ladue. Spence is president of Alpha Packaging on Page Industrial Boulevard in Overland. He has never run for office. Spence is “a self-made man and proven manager who understands how to create jobs and improve the state's economy,” Kinder said, according to the AP article. Bill Randles, a lawyer and consultant from Kansas City, is another candidate for …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood) caused a stir with statements he made at a Fulton campaign event on the government health care program.
Two GOP candidates seeking to dislodge Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) are in a spat over the constitutionality of Medicare. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), running for the U.S. Senate, gained attention last weekend because of comments he made in Fulton, MO. Akin was quoted in the Columbia Daily Tribune saying that he doesn’t “find in the Constitution that it is the job of the government to provide health care.” Akin added as a practical matter, Medicare can’t be repealed. “Now people have contributed their money to it. Now people are dependent on it,” Akin told Tribune reporter Rudi Keller. “Now we have an obligation, and we are between a rock and a hard place on it. I want to manage it to give people who depend on it the best quality health care we …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is feeling the heat, but one political science professor notes that there may not be any alternatives to face Gov. Jay Nixon in 2012.
The past few months have not been kind to Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder. With nearly three decades of experience in state government, success in winning statewide elective office and a potent political organization, Kinder was long thought to be the Republican standard-bearer for governor next year. He also stood aside from running for governor in 2008, a move that gave him a chance to become the defacto leader of the Missouri GOP when the party fared poorly that year. But 2011 has been a different story. The Cape Girardeau native ended up reimbursing the state tens of thousands of dollars after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on his frequent St. Louis hotel stays. His campaign-funded car was stolen and rammed into a gun shop, an event made a…