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 …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
We're assembling a group of in-the-know political types interested in taking part in a project through the end of the 2012 election cycle.
St. Louis Patch sites are getting ready to launch a fun, and we hope informative, project in conjunction with the 2012 election cycle, and we need your help to find a few good men and women to make it happen. We're looking for current or former elected officeholders, campaign activists, or township, county or state party officials--both Republicans and Democrats--who would be interested in letting us take their political pulse over the next four to five months. We'll leave it there as far as the details go for now. We've already got a great crop of participants who have signed on, but we could always use more. If this sounds like something you'd like to do, or if you know someone who'd be perfect for it, email me at Gregg.Palermo@patch.com.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Pending student loan legislation is a source of controversy in the race to represent Missouri in the U.S. Senate.
Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood) got some press in late April after President Barack Obama alluded to the U.S. Senate hopeful’s comments about government-backed student loans. At a debate in Columbia, Akin said the following about pending student loan legislation: "America has got the equivalent of the stage three cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in. So first, to answer your question precisely, what the democrats did to get rid of the private student loans and take it all over by the government was wrong, it was a lousy bill, that's why I voted 'no.'" Soon after Akin made that statement, Obama told a crowd at the University of Iowa that “you’ve got one member of …