Monday, November 5, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect Maryland Heights and St. Louis County.
As we close in on November’s elections, Creve Coeur Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. In addition to our own coverage, we will be inviting candidates in every race to upload information about their campaigns directly to this site. You will definitely want to bookmark this page for updates. U.S. Senate Claire McCaskill's bid for re-election will be closely watched by the entire nation in part because of her close ties to President Obama's 2008 campaign. The fiercely-fought GOP primary saw U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood), emerge victorious, only to be under fire a few weeks later because of comments he mde in a television interview regarding pregnancy and rape. A September 25 deadline …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
According to the latest campaign finance reports, Clay has more money on hand, while Carnahan has outspent the incumbent.
Rep. Russ Carnahan has built quite the war chest for this campaign season compared to 1st Congressional District incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay. According to the campaign finance reports filed through June 30, Carnahan has accumulated a total of more than $1.2 million, while Clay has wracked up more than $550,000. So far, Carnahan has spent more than $875,000, while Clay has spent a little more than $400,000. (Check out Clay’s first TV advertisement released Tuesday.) On the flip side, Clay still has on hand more than $420,000, while Carnahan has $366,000. The two will face off in the Aug. 7 primary.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Represenative Russ Carnahan gets a notable endorsement in his bid against Representative Lacy Clay.
Reps. Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay each snagged labor endorsements in their bids to stay in Congress. The two St. Louis City Democrats are both running in the 1st Congressional District, an area that encompasses all of St. Louis City and portions of north St. Louis County. It’s a race that’s expected to be quite heated, as evidenced by the barbs traded between the two on the first day of filing. A few weeks ago Clay received an endorsement from the Missouri branch of the AFL-CIO, one of the largest labor unions in the state. This week, Carnahan nabbed endorsements from firefighters unions that encompass St. Louis City and St. Louis County. It’s not that surprising because the St. Louis City union commended Carnahan for his work retrieving …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Plus: Sommer wins recount, Clay-Carnahan examined and pols get in Christmas spirit.
House Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller—a Willard Republican running for secretary of state—will be holding a fundraising event next Thursday in Town and Country. The event at the Cedar Springs Clubhouse will be hosted by Rep. Sue Allen (R-Town and Country). In addition to a slew of Republican state representatives, the event will also feature House Majority Leader Tim Jones (R-Eureka) and Sen. Jim Lembke (R-St. Louis County). Jones is expected to become the next House Speaker if Republicans retain control on that chamber next year. Schoeller is in a crowded race to replace Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan. Sen. Bill Stouffer (R-Napton) and Sen. Scott Rupp (R-Wentzville) are running for the GOP nomination, while Rep. Jason Kander…
Monday, June 6, 2011
U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis City, was one of 97 lawmakers to vote to raise the debt ceiling.
U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay told reporters Monday that Congress should not be “playing political games” with the debt ceiling, adding that lawmakers should look at cutting a variety of programs. Republicans in the U.S. House are seeking to forestall increasing the debt ceiling until there is an agreement on spending cuts. Earlier this month, the House voted against raising the debt ceiling – a move seen as showcasing that an increase won’t happen without cuts in spending. Clay—a St. Louis City Democrat who represents portions of Maryland Heights in Congress—was one of 97 Democrats who voted for increasing the debt limit. He said such a move was needed to ward off an economic catastrophe. “After the House Democratic Caucus met with the president …