Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democratic incumbent Clint Zweifel gave his acceptance speech just before midnight Tuesday, after a night of number watching in a close race with Republican challenger Cole McNary.
Democratic incumbent Clint Zweifel and Republican challenger Rep. Cole McNary faced off in the Nov. 6 election for the position of Missouri State Treasurer. As results came in Tuesday night, both candidates gathered with friends and family at St. Louis area watch parties. Initially, it was a tight race, but ultimately Zweifel declared victory and thanked his supporters just before midnight. "I think a lot of this illustrates hard work and investment in each other," Zweifel said. With 100 percent of the precincts counted early Wednesday morning, Zweifel had 50.3 percent of the vote and McNary had 45.5 percent of the vote. Zweifel tells Patch McNary did call him and concede Tuesday night. Both parties tell Patch they knew it would be a …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Just more than 7 percent of participants said they had confidence the St. Louis area businessman would win in November.
With election day just over a week away, a survey of GOP officials, activists and voters reveals worries about chances for the party's candidate for the Governor's mansion. When asked, 'Which statewide candidate are you most confident will win in November,' and given choices in the races for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, Secretary of State and Attoney General, 55 point 6 percent selected Peter Kinder, running against Susan Montee for another term as Lt. Governor. Shane Schoeller, a State Representative running for Secretary of State against another State Representative, Jason Kander, was next at 22 point percent. The remaining candidates, Dave Spence, Ed Martin and Cole McNary, each received 7.4 percent. When survey …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The latest "Red Arch" survey takes the pulse of Missouri Republicans regarding statewide races on the November ballot.
Missouri Republicans are bullish on the chances of Secretary of State candidate Shane Schoeller and Lt. Governor Peter Kinder's chances for re-election in November, but a majority are concerned that Dave Spence will not defeat Governor Jay Nixon next month. That's the biggest finding in the latest Patch "Red Arch" survey, a non-scientific project asking Republican activists questions tied to current issues in the 2012 election cycle. More than 70 people were invited to participate and 30 responded. When asked "Which statewide candidate are you most concerned about in November," a majority, 64.3 percent, named Spence. Next was Attorney General nominee Ed Martin and State Treasurer nominee Cole McNary at 14.3 percent, and Kinder at 7.1 …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
This is McNary's first run for statewide office.
Name : Mr. Cole McNary Age : 48 Place of residence : Chesterfield Attended college : Yes College : Auburn University Degree : B.S. Aviation Management Year of graduation : 1986 University : Saint Louis University, University of Missouri-St. Louis Degree : MBA, Teaching Certificate in Physics Year of graduation : 1991 Job titles held : Teacher, Business Analyst Employers : St. John Vianney High School, Enterprise Holdings Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: State office Running for position: Treasurer Chamber/district: 86 Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : State Representative Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address 932 Meramec Station Road, Unit A Fenton MO 63088 Name : Steve Michael Title : Campaign Manager …
Friday, March 23, 2012
St. Charles County caucuses sparked nationwide coverage.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Missouri’s first round of caucuses are now over, leaving behind a virtual trail of tranquility and chaos. Chaos was the case in St. Charles, where the St. Charles County Republican Caucus ended without any delegates being allocated. The confrontational event became a national story, resulting in stories both on CNN and in the New York Times. [Click here for Wentzville Patch’s two-part series on what exactly happened at the event.] Because of that event, and other examples of confusion detailed in the national and local media, the GOP caucuses were generally perceived of being chaotic and unorganized. Former Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO) appeared on KSDK on Sunday, for instance, and described the process in a rather negative light. So what happens…