Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect University City and St. Louis County.
Tuesday, Aug. 7 is Missouri's primary election and there are several ballot issues and races which will be decided today. University City Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here are the candidates and issues on today's ballot. Stay with University City Patch today. Election results will be updated as they come in. U.S. Senate Claire McCaskill's bid for re-election will be closely watched by the entire nation in part because of her close ties to President Obama's 2008 campaign. The fiercely-fought GOP primary willf see U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood), former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman or Frontenac businessman John Brunner emerge as McCaskill's opponent. Congress Redistricting brought …
After weeks of debating, campaigning, the two longstanding Democrats will face off today.
Today, 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 …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Candidate for the First Congressional district seat sits in the 'Colbert Report' hot seat.
Late night funny man Stephen Colbert has made a habit out of putting members of Congress in uncomfortable spots over the years in a regular segment on his satirical program, The Colbert Report. Thursday night, that segment featured U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-St. Louis), who is locked in a redistricted primary with U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay in the 1st Congressional district. But Colbert began the Q & A focusing on Monsanto, the Creve Coeur agri-giant. Colbert asked if the company's headquarters were in his district (the new 1st), and Rep. Carnahan said it was. To see the full interview, click here. Under the new boundaries, the company's headquarters appear to be physically located in the new 2nd Congressional district, with Warson Road …
The three Democratic candidates for Missouri's 1st Congressional District all gave individual radio interviews this week.
There may not have been a three-way debate, but each candidate in the Democratic primary for Missouri's 1st Congressional District got a chance to showcase themselves this week. Reps. William Lacy Clay and Russ Carnahan, as well as challenger Candice Britton spoke this week on St. Louis Public Radio's St. Louis on the Air. The candidates spoke with host Don Marsh and took questions from callers. To hear the interviews, click on each candidate's name. The interviews are listed in the order they ran this week. Carnahan and Clay debated each other earlier this week on KMOX 1120 AM. Britton was not a part of that debate. The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 7. University City is in the 1st Congressional District.
Monday, July 30, 2012
The conversation off the air is just as hot is the on-air debate.
The debate between Reps. Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay on KMOX this morning has sparked an off-air debate among followers and detractors. To add your voice to this story, log in to Twitter and share your thoughts. Clay and Carnahan face off Aug. 7 in the Democratic primary for Missouri's 1st Congressional District.
The debate begins at 10 a.m. Will you be listening?
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Both men are seeking to become the Democratic Party's candidate for 1st District U.S. Representative.
The first live debate between Democratic candidates Russ Carnahan and William Lacy Clay will air Monday on KMOX 1120 AM, a news release from the radio station states. The two are opponents in the Aug. 7 primary for 1st District U.S. Representative. “This race has turned contentious and the public needs to hear some straight answers," stated radio personality Charlie Brennan, who will moderate the event from 10 to 11 a.m. as part of The Charlie Brennan Show. Brennan is a Clayton resident. The candidates will get one minute to answer each question posed to them. If one candidate mentions his opponent during an answer, his opponent will get 30 seconds to respond. Carnahan will appear today at a League of Women Voters forum. The forum will be …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Olympic athlete endorsing Rep. William Lacy Clay in new radio ad.
The Aug. 7 primary is less than two weeks away and everyone has an opinion on who should win—including former Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Joyner-Kersee on Tuesday added her name to the list of people endorsing incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay in his 1st Congressional District race against Rep. Russ Carnahan. The fellow colleagues face off in the 1st Congressional District after redistricting essentially eradicated the 3rd Congressional District, which is currently served by Carnahan. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Joyner-Kersee is featured in a radio ad for Clay. The ad also featured Clay's father, former Rep. Bill Clay, who held the 1st District seat for 32 years. To hear the ad, click here. Clay previously received…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Robyn Hamlin releases YouTube ad that points to Clay family dynasty.
Although she has to wait until the Aug. 7 primary to find out who she will face in November, Republican candidate Robyn Hamlin is taking aim at the man who currently holds Missouri's 1st District Congressional seat. Hamlin released an ad on YouTube citing the decades-long history of Clays in the seat. Rep. William Lacy Clay succeeded his father to the seat in 2000. Rep. Bill Clay held the seat for 32 years. Hamlin's ad comes one week after Clay and his Democratic challenger in the Aug. 7 primary, Rep. Russ Carnahan, released their first ads. Clay and Carnahan, both incumbents, are facing off in the Aug. 7 Democratic primary. Carnahan's district was eliminated during redistricting after the 2010 census and he now resides in the 1st …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Hamlin is one of the Republicans vying to face the winner of the Aug. 7 Democratic primary.
Name: Robyn Hamlin Date of birth: 42 Place of residence: Unincorporated St. Louis County Attended college: Yes College: SIUE Degree: none - ran out of money Job titles held: Group Health Insurance Agent, Landlord, Aide for Disabled Employers: NA Party affiliation: Republican Running for: Federal office Running for position: Congress, 1st Congressional District Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices: NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: 2010 Address to be announced shortly St. Louis MO 63121 Website: www.HamlinForCongress.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Hamlin-for-Congress I am a very hard worker and will do a good job for the people of the district. We must end the political family dynasties that think it is …