Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Sen. Claire McCaskill is the projected winner of the U.S. Senate race in Missouri, defeating Republican challenger Rep. Todd Akin.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has defeated Republican challenger Todd Akin in the U.S. Senate race in Missouri. With 55 percent of the precincts counted on the Missouri Secretary of State's website, unofficial results show McCaskill currently winning by more than 138,000 votes as of 10:10 p.m. Ballots are still being counted in Missouri. McCaskill delivered her victory speech to a cheering crowd of supporters at the Chase Park Plaza at 10 p.m. "With a stubborn determination, tenacity and refusal to give up, we showed the country what Missouri is made of," McCaskill said. McCaskill thanked her supporters during her speech, and went on to mention her mother, Betty Anne McCaskill, who died in the final days of the campaign on Oct. 29. "There…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Campaign confirms the Missouri Senator has called off campaign events for the remainder of the week.
A campaign spokeswoman confirmed late Tuesday afternoon to Patch that Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is off the campaign trail for the rest of the week as her family rallies around her ailing mother, Betty Anne, 84. Earlier, the campaign told the Associated Press that "McCaskill and her siblings plan to be with their mother around-the-clock at the hospital and requested prayers and privacy," at a St. Louis hospital's Intensive Care Unit. Her Republican opponent, U.S. Representative Todd Akin, tweeted a link to the AP story along with words of support. "Our thoughts & prayers are with @clairecmc and her mother," the message said.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The final debate in Clayton between Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican Rep. Todd Akin drew heavy conversation on Twitter Thursday night.
Incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill faced off tonight against challenger Rep. Todd Akin at Clayton High School. The event began at 7 p.m. and was aired live on KSDK NewsChannel 5. The race has been hotly contested with its fair share of national coverage since Akin's remarks in August regarding legitimate rape. Dueling poll numbers released this week claim a lead for both candidates. What did you think of tonight's debate? Tell us in the comments.
The debate is sold out, but will air live on KSDK Channel 5 at 7 p.m.
The town hall debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney isn't the only big debate this week. Incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill faces off against challenger Rep. Todd Akin tonight at Clayton High School. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will be aired live on KSDK NewsChannel 5. The debate is sponsored by KSDK, the School District of Clayton, the St. Louis Business Journal and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce. According to KSDK, all of the tickets for the debate have been handed out but there will be a waiting list for anyone who still wants a seat. To put yourself on the list, call the Clayton Chamber of Commerce at 314-726-3033. The race has been hotly contested with its fair share of national coverage …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Television ads for Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin have been canceled after Akin's campaign failed to pay the whole bill, Talking Points Memo reports.
Rep. Todd Akin is facing a new round of bad publicity today after reports have emerged that he has failed to pay for his television advertising on time. Talking Points Memo reports that the Akin campaign’s TV ad buy with KOMU, a NBC affiliate in Columbia, was canceled. According to KMOX, the campaign had paid the first half of the buy, but the station did not receive the other half. KOMU also said that it has confirmed that other stations have been put in the same position. Sarah Mcadoo, an accounting assistant for KSHB-TV in Kansas City, confirmed to KOMU that Akin's ads had been pulled from their log. The Akin campaign told KOMU that the payment is forthcoming. According to the KOMU story, Ryan Hite, campaign spokesman for Todd Akin, …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Missouri Senate gave an initial thumbs-up to legislation that would allow employers to deny coverage for contraceptive services. Do you agree?
In the wake of a massive Jefferson City rally over the issue, the Missouri state Senate this week gave initial approval to legislation that would allow employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptive services if they have religious or moral objections. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch covered the issue this week with a story that quoted several St. Louis-area residents who attended the rally in the Missouri Capitol. Area residents such as John Jost from Chesterfield and Terri Booher from Florissant framed the issue as one of religious freedom: "Congress shall pass no law prohibiting the free exercise of my religion,” the Post quoted Jost as saying. “End of story. Stay out of my religion.” Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, the legislation's …
Friday, March 9, 2012
There are still unresolved legal issues in the effort to draw new political lines.
After more twists and turns than a Six Flags roller-coaster, redistricting has been nothing short of a harrowing experience. But is it possible that state Senate redistricting could be reaching some sort of conclusion? Maybe. And that's because Friday is the deadline for feedback for a tentative Senate map that was approved by a bipartisan commission a couple of weeks ago. The lines have to be redrawn every 10 years to conform to population shifts throughout the state. The response, of course, hasn’t been universally favorable. While some lawmakers, such as Sen. Brian Nieves (R-Washington), have been content with their reconfigured districts, others, such as Sens. Jim Lembke (R-Lemay) and Jane Cunningham (R-Chesterfield), have not been as…
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Plus, another challenger enters the State Attorney General's race.
The wee hours of Thursday morning brought about big chances for state Senate districts in St. Louis County. The tentative document, detailed in coverage from the St. Louis Beacon, means that Sen. Jane Cunningham (R-Chesterfield) is now in a district with Sen. Brian Nieves, (R-Washington). And districts represented by Sen. Jim Lembke (R-Lemay) and John Lamping (R-Ladue) also saw significant changes. If this sounds familiar, that's because the map had to be redrawn after the original document was declared unconstitutional. More analysis will surely come over the next days and weeks. For now, the map is subject to a 15-day public comment period. News On Statewide Races With the August primaries still on the horizon, a pair of statewide …