Saturday, August 4, 2012
Candidates are pushing their 'Get Out The Vote' message hard in the last days of the Primary campaign.
John Brunner has spent a considerable amount of time and his own personal fortune, criss-crossing the state of Missouri and advertising his candidacy in the U.S. Senate primary. Now, with Tuesday's election fast-approaching, it's down to motivating volunteers to scratch for every vote, trying to make sure "Get Out The Vote" efforts are cranked up to get people to the polls. That was the order of the night Friday at the campaign's headquarters in Creve Coeur as the candidate rallied his team. The event was a far-cry from the much-hyped appearance Friday in Kansas City by former GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who came to Missouri to support former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman's campaign. "It's not about celebrities coming in," …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Crowds turned out in droves for the Lindenwood University hosted Republican Senate Debate.
Voters both decided and undecided in the race for the Republican Senate nomination swarmed Lindenwood University Monday night to hear Todd Akin, Sarah Steelman and John Brunner debate the issues. The three candidates are vying for the GOP senate nomination in an effort to oust Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill. The debate, hosted by FM NewsTalk 97.1, brought out Republicans from across the St. Louis area. Lindenwood organizers said 1,100 people came out to hear the candidates speak. Patch caught up with some locals who attended the debate, from campaigners to undecided voters.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Missouri politicians answer voter questions about the Feb. 7 "non-binding" primary and the March caucus. Missouri voters have not had a presidential caucus since 1996.
State Representative Rick Stream (R-Kirkwood) held an informational meeting Saturday night at Town and Country's Westminster Christian Academy to explain the upcoming Missouri primary and following Republican caucus. He said there is much confusion about Missouri’s Feb. 7 primary, which has been called a “beauty contest” to find the Republican presidential candidate. The election, unlike previous years, is not binding—instead a caucus will determine how Missouri’s 52 GOP delegates will vote at the Republican national convention this year. (Tell Patch if you're voting Tuesday in the poll at the end of this article.) Missouri Democrats do not need to hold a caucus, as their candidate is President Barack Obama, who running for re-election. …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Nearly six months ago, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain spoke at the Missouri Capitol as an also-ran in the Republican field. Today, he is leading in some public opinion polls.
GOP aspirant Herman Cain has come a long way since he stood on the steps of the Missouri Capitol nearly six months ago. Cain – a Georgia native who previously served as CEO of Godfather’s Pizza – was on hand at an April 14 Tax Day Rally for United for Missouri. The group is headed by former House Speaker Pro Tem Carl Bearden, a Republican from St. Charles. At the rally, Cain said America had “a long list of crises” that it needed to deal with. “We don’t just have one,” Cain said in a video created by United for Missouri. “We’ve got a moral crisis. We’ve got an economic crisis. We’ve got an entitlement spending crisis. We’ve got an energy crisis. We’ve got an immigration crisis. We have a national security crisis – because we have a …
Monday, August 1, 2011
People on the streets of our communities have diverse views on the down-to-the-wire debate in Washington, DC.
After a long debate in Washington, DC political leaders hashed-out a resolution to the debt ceiling problem Sunday night. The Huffington Post reported "President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders reached historic agreement Sunday night on a compromise to permit vital U.S. borrowing by the Treasury in exchange for more than $2 trillion in long-term spending cuts." Patch wanted to know what people in metro St. Louis thought about the debt ceiling debate. We traveled to Main Street in St. Charles, Westport in Maryland Heights and The Loop in University City to seek opinions. More on the debt ceiling Be sure to check out more Patch coverage of the debt ceiling debate: