Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Just elected to a four-year term in November, Missouri's State Treasurer is seen by some as a possible candidate for Lieutenant Governor if a vacancy is created.
In what he called a "sincere statement," Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel told Patch Wednesday he would serve a full term in office, despite some speculation he could be a candidate for lieutenant governor. Zweifel, a former state representative from Florissant, spoke to a group of small business owners at Pulaski Bank in Creve Coeur Wednesday. Political watchers will be keeping a close eye on what happens Feb. 9 in Southeast Missouri, as Republicans in the state's Eighth Congressional district decide who to put up in a June special election to fill the seat left empty by Jo Ann Emerson's resignation. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is one of a handful of candidates interested in running for the vacant Eighth Congressional district seat. He's …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Phone call concession from Democrat Susan Montee came just before 11 p.m. Tuesday night.
Peter Kinder, the Republican Lieutenant Governor of the State of Missouri, celebrated his election to a third term with supporters in Creve Coeur Tuesday night. Kinder was doing a radio interview by phone with talk show host Dana Loesch just before 11 p.m. Tuesday when he received a call from his opponent, former State Auditor Susan Montee. He returned the call to Montee and praised her concession, acknowledging that it was not an easy one to make. With 2577 of 3380 precincts reporting, Kinder maintained a 52.9-41.8 lead over Montee late Tuesday night. Around 10:30 p.m. Kinder spoke to reporters and while not outright declaring victory, spoke like a candidate who knew he would carry the night. He criticized Governor Jay Nixon for having …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is filing a Freedom of Information request to find out where funds meant for the City of Bridgeton, which was left devestated following the Good Friday tornado in April 2011, have gone.
In the letter sent to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder and House Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller are asking, “Why, a year after FEMA these funds to Missouri, is Bridgeton still waiting for some of its money? Please give us and Bridgeton officials assurance that the remaining $308,000 will be sent immediately," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting. That's part of a new Freedom of Information request Kinder is filing in regards to Bridgeton, which was left devestated following the Good Friday tornado in April 2011. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: In today’s news release, Kinder notes that an unnamed Bridgeton official told the lieutenant governor’s office that the city was still waiting on SEMA to …
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, September 25, 2012
If the election were held today, which Missouri Lt. Governor candidate would you vote for?
In the Presidential election, voters get to pick one ticket. If you vote for Barack Obama, you're voting for Joe Biden as Vice President. If you punch in Mitt Romney's name on Election Day, you’re also voting for Paul Ryan. Missouri, on the other hand, is different. In Jefferson City right now Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, and his second-in-command Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, a Republican, lead the state. This November 6, just six short weeks away, voters in Missouri will get a chance to decide what the leadership in Jefferson City will look like. Will one party take control, or will we have four more years of a split party? Last week we asked your opinion on the Governor's race between Nixon and his Republican challenger Dave Spence. …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Patch's polling of influential Republicans and Democrats in Missouri also reveals Lt. Governor Peter Kinder has a lot of work to do to rebuild bridges within his own party.
If the November election was held today, a majority of political insiders polled in Missouri, both Democrats and Republicans agreed that Gov. Jay Nixon would win a second term over St. Louis businessman Dave Spence. That was one of the main results of a non-scientific survey of Patch's Red Arch/Blue Arch panelists, taken between Aug. 8 and Aug. 11, after last week's primary elections. A total of 29 responses came in from members of each party using an automated survey tool. When asked about the governor's race, 96.6 percent of Democrats said Nixon would win if the election were held today, while 37.9 percent of Republicans went with Spence in the matchup. U.S. Rep. Todd Akin's win in a spirited GOP primary fight to face Claire McCaskill …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is a Republican; the governor is a Democrat. What's the point of the lieutenant governor's office under those conditions?
We finished a primary election last week that, among other things, now pits incumbent Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder — a Republican — against Democratic former state auditor Susan Montee in the November election. These two powerful Missouri politicians will face off for what may be the most meaningless office in the state — particularly now, when Kinder is serving as lieutenant governor and the governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, is a Democrat. As Kinder's website notes, the lieutenant governor "is elected separately from the governor and each can be a member of different political parties. Missouri's Constitution provides that the lieutenant governor assumes the powers and duties of the governor when the governor is absent from the state or unable to…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Kinder seeks re-election to another term as Missouri's Lt. Governor.
Name : Mr. Peter Kinder Age: 58 Place of residence : Cape Girardeau Attended college : Yes College : Southeast Missouri University and University of Missouri Degree : Political Science Year of graduation : 1976 University : St. Mary's School of Law Area of research : Law Degree Year of graduation : 1979 Job titles held : Real-estate Attorney, and Associate Publisher Employers : Drury Industries, Southeast Missourian, and the State of Missouri Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: State office Running for position: Lt. Governor Chamber/district: Incumbent: Yes First elected: November 1994 Previous elective offices : Missouri State Senator and President Pro Tem of the Senate Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : N/A Address 105 …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Kinder said David Spence now is Republicans' best chance to unseat Jay Nixon in 2012.
- Joe Scott
Sunday, November 20, 2011
A Ladue businessman is the Republican frontrunner for the 2012 gubernatorial primary. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder announced at 4 p.m. Friday that he is dropping out of the Missouri governor race, according to an Associated Press story. Kinder has struggled after articles about visits at a strip club and taxpayer-supported hotel stays. Kinder said he would support the candidacy of Dave Spence, of Ladue. Spence is president of Alpha Packaging on Page Industrial Boulevard in Overland. He has never run for office. Spence is “a self-made man and proven manager who understands how to create jobs and improve the state's economy,” Kinder said, according to the AP article. Bill Randles, a lawyer and consultant from Kansas City, is another candidate for …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Check out this week's roundup of news and factoids from around Maryland Heights.
Welcome to "Aggregation Station"—where each Tuesday we round up the latest goings-on in Maryland Heights from media and other sources. This week, we've got rapper Lil Wayne injured, why a Maryland Heights landfill is now unique and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder explains romantic attractions at strip clubs. What are you hearing and reading about? Please share links and news tips about Maryland Heights in our comments section.