Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Democratic incumbent easily won over his Republican challenger.
In a win that surprised no one, Rep. William Lacy Clay defeated his Republican challenger Robyn Hamlin in Missouri's First Congressional District. This is the second time Clay has defeated Hamlin. With 214 of 497 precincts counted on the Missouri Secretary of State's website, the unofficial results show Clay won with 75.6 percent of the vote. Hamlin collected 20.9 percent. Libertarian candidate Robb Cunningham received 5,898 votes, or 3.5 percent. In the 214 precincts, Clay had 128,610 votes to Hamlin's 35,629. The First District trends Democratic and the big election of 2012 was the August primary when Clay faced off against fellow House member Russ Carnahan. Carnahan's residence moved from the 3rd District to the 1st when Missouri's …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The 1st District incumbent plans to focus on the economy and jobs for the district area.
After weeks of intraparty warfare in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, Rep. William Lacy Clay came out on top of Rep. Russ Carnahan Tuesday night. Rep. Clay toppled Rep. Carnahan Tuesday night 57,580-30,895, according to the unofficial results. “This showed that the people trusted me enough to represent them,” he said in his victory speech. “This race is about coming together and showing how we can work together in cohesion.” Rep. Carnahan conceded the race just after 10 p.m. and spoke to a crowd of supporters and family members. He thanked his family, including his wife and children; his mother former Sen. Jean Carnahan; his brother and sister, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan. "The sacrifices they have made for me have …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
After weeks of debating, campaigning, the two longstanding Democrats will face off today.
Tuesday, voters will decide the Democratic challenger in the hotly contested Missouri 1st Congressional District race. For weeks, Reps. William Lacy Clay and Russ Carnahan have been trading barbs in ads and interviews for the chance to continue serving St. Louis City and County residents. After Rep. Carnahan’s 3rd district was dissolved due to redistricting, he decided to run against Clay in the 1st Congressional District, which has turned into a slugfest. While the last financial reports revealed Carnahan had raised more and spent more than the 1st District incumbent, Clay struck first in television ads. Monday, KSDK News reported that Clay is edging Carnahan out, according to poll results from Survey USA. According to the poll, Clay is …
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.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Did the Governor do it to spite U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan?
Back when he was merely a gubernatorial contender, Gov. Jay Nixon reacted to then-Rep. Jeff Harris’ entry into the race for attorney general in fairly simple terms. He said in 2007 that the Columbia Democrat would make a “super attorney general.” When Harris used that line in an ad in 2008, Nixon’s campaign put out a statement that he had not endorsed anybody in the competitive four-way Democratic primary. Harris ended up coming in third place, behind second-place finisher Margaret Donnelly and eventual victor Chris Koster. The episode showcased how reluctant Nixon can be when choosing to endorse people engaged in competitive primaries. That’s why his decision to emphatically endorse Rep. Lacy Clay (D-St. Louis) over Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-…