Thursday, January 3, 2013
Creve Coeur will now have two representatives in Congress with Ann Wagner the Republican from St. Louis County representing Missouri's new Second Congressional District, while William Lacy Clay will continue in a redrawn First District which includes an e
Ballwin native Ann Wagner took the oath of office in the United States House of Representatives Thursday, as the 113th session of Congress was seated. Wagner, the new representative for Missouri's Second District, succeeds Representative Todd Akin, and along with William "Lacy" Clay in the First District, absorbs the former Third District represented until Thursday by Russ Carnahan. Creve Coeur, which had been entirely in the First Congressional District, now gets representation from two members of the House. Wagner, the former co-chair of the Republican National Committee and an Ambassador to Luxembourg, defeated Democrat Glenn Koenen in November. Read Also: Wagner will serve on the House Committee on Financial Services, and was also …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The U.S. House went along with a Senate plan Tuesday to address expiring Bush-era tax cuts while delaying spending cuts.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted late Tuesday night 257-167 to endorse a Senate vote early Tuesday morning on a bill to avert the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", as tax cuts passed when George W. Bush was President expired January 1, in addition to automatic spending cuts which were delayed. A complete list of the yeas and nays can be found on the website for the House of Representatives. Of those who represent the greater St. Louis region, Democrats William Lacy Clay and Russ Carnahan, along with Republicans Blaine Luetkemeyer and Jo Ann Emerson voted yes, while Todd Akin voted no. Kansas City area Congressman Sam Graves was one of six House members who did not vote. The Senate legislation passed early Tuesday 89-8. U.S. Senator Roy …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson announced she would retire from her seat in U.S. House of Representatives in 2013.
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Missouri, announced Monday that she would resign from the U.S. House of Representatives in February 2013, nearly a month after winning reelection. Emerson represents the 8th Congressional District in southeastern Missouri, stretching north into Jefferson County and west to include Rolla. She plans to become the president and CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative. She first took office in 1996, replacing her husband, Bill Emerson, after his death. With Emerson's retirement, Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Missouri, becomes the longest serving member of the Missouri Congressional delegation. Clay represents the 1st Congressional District, which includes Olivette and part of Creve Coeur. Clay released the following …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Democratic incumbent easily won over his Republican challenger.
In a win that surprised no one, Rep. William Lacy Clay defeated his Republican challenger Robyn Hamlin in Missouri's First Congressional District. This is the second time Clay has defeated Hamlin. With 214 of 497 precincts counted on the Missouri Secretary of State's website, the unofficial results show Clay won with 75.6 percent of the vote. Hamlin collected 20.9 percent. Libertarian candidate Robb Cunningham received 5,898 votes, or 3.5 percent. In the 214 precincts, Clay had 128,610 votes to Hamlin's 35,629. The First District trends Democratic and the big election of 2012 was the August primary when Clay faced off against fellow House member Russ Carnahan. Carnahan's residence moved from the 3rd District to the 1st when Missouri's …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The 1st District incumbent plans to focus on the economy and jobs for the district area.
After weeks of intraparty warfare in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, Rep. William Lacy Clay came out on top of Rep. Russ Carnahan Tuesday night. Rep. Clay toppled Rep. Carnahan Tuesday night 57,580-30,895, according to the unofficial results. “This showed that the people trusted me enough to represent them,” he said in his victory speech. “This race is about coming together and showing how we can work together in cohesion.” Rep. Carnahan conceded the race just after 10 p.m. and spoke to a crowd of supporters and family members. He thanked his family, including his wife and children; his mother former Sen. Jean Carnahan; his brother and sister, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan. "The sacrifices they have made for me have …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Clay's latest campaign ad doesn't meet compliance measures and misleads voters, according to the Carnahan camp.
In the 1st Congressional District race, the fight between Reps. Russ Carnahan and William Lacy Clay escalated this weekend. On Sunday, the Carnahan for Congress Campaign asked local television stations to remove a Clay ad for violations of the Federal Communications Act. The campaign's legal advisor submitted written requests to local television stations: KSDK-TV, KTVI: Fox 2 and KMOV to have the ad "Come On, Russ" from Clay removed from the airwaves. The letter further requested that Clay's campaign be asked to pay full price for airtime based on requirements in the Federal Communications Act of 1934 (FCA of 1934) and the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) qualified candidate advertising rules. The statement on the violations is as…
Friday, August 3, 2012
The three Democratic candidates for Missouri's 1st Congressional District all gave individual radio interviews this week.
There may not have been a three-way debate, but each candidate in the Democratic primary for Missouri's 1st Congressional District got a chance to showcase themselves this week. Reps. William Lacy Clay and Russ Carnahan, as well as challenger Candice Britton spoke this week on St. Louis Public Radio's St. Louis on the Air. The candidates spoke with host Don Marsh and took questions from callers. To hear the interviews, click on each candidate's name. The interviews are listed in the order they ran this week. Carnahan and Clay debated each other earlier this week on KMOX 1120 AM. Britton was not a part of that debate. The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 7. University City is in the 1st Congressional District.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Both men are seeking to become the Democratic Party's candidate for 1st District U.S. Representative.
The first live debate between Democratic candidates Russ Carnahan and William Lacy Clay will air Monday on KMOX 1120 AM. The two are opponents in the Aug. 7 primary for 1st District U.S. Representative. “This race has turned contentious and the public needs to hear some straight answers," stated radio personality Charlie Brennan, who will moderate the event from 10 to 11 a.m. as part of The Charlie Brennan Show. The candidates will get one minute to answer each question posed to them. If one candidate mentions his opponent during an answer, his opponent will get 30 seconds to respond. What questions would you ask the candidates if you had the chance?
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Olympic athlete endorsing Rep. William Lacy Clay in new radio ad.
The Aug. 7 primary is less than two weeks away and everyone has an opinion on who should win—including former Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Joyner-Kersee on Tuesday added her name to the list of people endorsing incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay in his 1st Congressional District race against Rep. Russ Carnahan. The fellow colleagues face off in the 1st Congressional District after redistricting essentially eradicated the 3rd Congressional District, which is currently served by Carnahan. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Joyner-Kersee is featured in a radio ad for Clay. The ad also featured Clay's father, former Rep. Bill Clay, who held the 1st District seat for 32 years. To hear the ad, click here. Clay previously received…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Rep. William Lacy Clay beats Rep. Russ Carnahan to the airwaves with his first television ad.
On Tuesday, three weeks before the Democratic primary for Missouri's 1st District, incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay released his first television ad. Clay faces Rep. Russ Carnahan, 3rd District, in the Aug. 7 primary. Carnahan's district was eliminated during redistricting after the 2010 census and he now resides in the 1st District. Clay's ad is titled "A Democrat with a Backbone." In the ad, Clay cites his stance on Medicare, a woman's right to choose and other issues. "More than ever we need Democrats with backbone," Clay said in the ad. For more on the Clay/Carnahan primary, see our previous stories: