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 …
Friday, February 3, 2012
It may be non-binding, but Tuesday's vote can still have an impact on the process.
Even with presidential hopeful Rick Santorum’s visit to St. Charles County earlier this week, Missouri is looking like an outsider in the presidential candidate selection process. Among those calling Missouri’s Feb. 7 presidential primary “meaningless" is Politico blogger Reid J. Epstein. One Republican presidential frontrunner, Newt Gingrich, won’t even be on the Missouri ballot. The state’s Republican primary is nonbinding. The Republican nominee will be chosen at a March 17 caucus rather than the primary. Still, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's office is predicting a statewide turnout of roughly 23 percent. HOW DID WE GET HERE? State Republican officials chose to go with a March caucus after the state Legislature failed to …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum will be speaking at St. Charles Community College at 2:30 p.m.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Also, hear reactions to Iowa caucuses from local politicos and Brunner's dismissal of recess appointments.
Every so often, Gov. Jay Nixon taps some notable names to fill the nearly endless stream of posts in state government. Wednesday was no exception, as the Democratic governor picked several familiar faces from the St. Louis metro area for appointments. For example, Nixon appointed Crestwood resident Jim Avery to fill a slot for the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission. Avery, who served as a state representative for Crestwood and Sunset Hills in the 2000s, previously was the chairman of the state board of mediation. According to the governor's office, Avery will review administrative appeals of workers' compensation awards, unemployment compensation, crime victims' compensation and tort victims' compensation cases. His appointment will…