Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The GOP candidate said District 2 needs some "tough love" and she's ready to deliver.
Republican candidate Ann Wagner of Ballwin became Missouri's Congressional District 2 post Tuesday evening, declaring victory just after 10 p.m. at the Hilton Frontenac. Wagner defeated opponents Glenn Koenen (D-Oakville), Bill Slantz (Libertarian-St. Charles) and Anatol Zorikova (Constitution Party-St. Charles) for the seat held by GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin. As of 11:40 p.m., unofficial results on the Missouri Secretary of State website report Wagner had a 60.1 percent lead over Koenen's 37.1 percent with 75 percent of precincts reporting. More than a hundred of Wagner's supporters, family and friends made their way to the Ambassadeur Ballroom at the Hilton-Frontenac, trickling in as polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday and staying strong…
Jim Higgins said he expects Democrat Jay Nixon to win.
Libertarian Party member Jim Higgins has seen his name on the ballot before in runs for Congress, but Tuesday night he did something for the first time. He voted for himself as a statewide candidate. "It's a thrill," Higgins, a Creve Coeur area resident said after casting his ballot at Craig School. He knows he has an uphill and unlikely climb in his bid for the Governor's office. In fact, he's predicting Jay Nixon will win a second term by a solid margin. "He's not an unpopular governor," Higgins said of Nixon. What did he think about his Republican opponent, businessman Dave Spence? "Outside of claiming that he'd produce jobs,, he didn't really go into detail how he was going to do that so I don't think he was that strong of a candidate…
Patch wants to know why you voted today. And once you're done telling us why you voted, be sure to upload a photo of your "I Voted" sticker.
People vote for all sorts of different reasons, not least of which is it's among the most patriotic things you can do. And today, millions of people will be heading to their nearest voting booth to cast their ballot. We want to know why. Share with us the reason you voted today by leaving a comment below. Once your done with that, be sure to upload a photo of your "I Voted" picture. All you have to do is click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" link and your photo will be added to our gallery. Happy voting!
Monday, November 5, 2012
Stay with Maryland Heights Patch throughout the day for live election coverage, including real-time election results for federal, statewide and local races.
Voters in St. Louis and across the country head to the polls today. Their decision will help shape the political atmosphere of the future. At stake? Lots—most notably the presidency, where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are deadlocked in a tightly contested race. But that's not it. Federal, state and local seats are also on the line. - - - - - For more on the specific races affecting our community, check out the Maryland Heights Election Guide. - - - - - Patch will have more than 20 local editors and reporters throughout St. Louis to report on what's happening at the polls, and will post updates throughout the day. This continually updated article will also include live election results as the numbers are produced. On Election Day, the …
With the election only one day away, it's time to fess up: Whether it's Akin, McCaskill, Spence, Nixon or someone else, which political ad will you be happy to see go?
You know the drill. The somber music plays in the background while a deep voice shares a fearful message about a candidate seeking election. Occasionally, a few seconds might be reserved afterward for an inspiring message from that candidate's challenger. These so-called attack ads have grown more prevalent as we've moved closer to the Nov. 6 election. In the U.S. Senate race, an ad from Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood) contains a voice that connects Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) to President Barack Obama. The voice references McCaskill's support of the Affordable Care Act and her endorsement of the president in 2008. An ad from McCaskill takes a similar approach in connecting her opponent to the 2012 presidential campaign. The ad begins by …
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.
If the election were held today after the debates, which presidential candidate would you vote for?
The debate season is over and we've entered the home stretch of the Presidential Election season. In just two short weeks, 14 days, voters will finally get their wish—the constant television and radio ads will stop. Finally, after months (years?) of campaigning, the United States of America will get to vote for its leader for the next four years. The conventions have come and gone and President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney have squared off in three debates. All that's left is a final two-week push to convince those last undecided hold outs. Before the debates, we polled readers wondering who they favored in the election. Out of 68 total votes, the Republican challenger, Romney, won the popular vote. He picked up 45 votes (66 …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
WUSTL’s Peter Kastor says relationship between style and substance important, but precarious in the town hall format.
The first presidential debate was most striking for Gov. Mitt Romney’s aggressiveness and President Barack Obama’s rhetorical reserve, but the town hall format in the second debate provides an extra challenge for the candidates, says Peter Kastor, PhD, professor of history and American culture studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The two debates also reveal one of the greatest challenges to candidates as they try to appear presidential: balancing emotional display with appropriate reserve. Kastor notes that there’s more to this than looking for smoke and mirrors. “The relationship between style and substance has often turned on a discussion of truthfulness (does a candidate use a particular style to cover the …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The three-part ad campaign, which targets Todd Akin's statements about emergency contraception, follows an AP investigation that revealed McCaskill's husband received $40 million in federal subsidies.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
If the election were held today before the debates, which presidential candidate would you vote for?
We're entering the home stretch of the election season. Five weeks from now voters will enter the booth, but before that can happen, there will be debates. This week, as you should know, is the beginning of debate season. President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney will engage in three debates while Vice President Joe Biden will debate Paul Ryan once. The debates are one of the last chances for the candidates to make an impression. Questions that have been ignored during campaign stops will be asked under the bright lights of the television cameras. Some pollsters think that polls are really meaningless until after the debate. This week in our Political Poll series, we're going to gauge the crowd pre-debates. We want to see …