Thursday, January 3, 2013
Veteran Congressman delivered his final speech on the House floor Monday. Carnahan lost an August primary to Rep. William Lacy Clay.
On the eve of the final votes of the 112th Congress, U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan gave his farewell speech Monday morning, on the floor of the United States House of Representatives. Carnahan lost the August primary race against Rep. William Lacy Clay for the 1st Congressional District seat. University City is in the 1st District. Carnahan was redistricted out of his 3rd District seat. In the speech, Rep. Carnahan thanked members of his staff, those he has worked with in the St. Louis community, and the voters who sent him to Washington. “To the Missourians I’ve had the great honor to represent, I am gratified and humbled beyond belief to be able to represent them in this U.S. House of Representatives for eight years,” said Rep. Carnahan “…
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 …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, the NEA give their support behind Carnahan in the Missouri 1st Congressional District.
As the race towards the Aug. 7 primary picks up, Rep. Russ Carnahan has picked up more key endorsements toward his challenge with 1st Congressional District incumbent, Rep. William Lacy Clay. Earlier this week, the St. Louis Beacon reported Missouri Fraternal Order of Police endorsed Rep. Carnahan. “The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police is proud to stand with Russ because of his record and understanding of the sacrifices that law enforcement officers make every day to keep our communities safe,” Kevin Ahlbrand, President of the Missouri FOP, said in the article. “We know that Russ will continue to fight on behalf of St. Louis region on issues critical to our officers and community such as jobs, education, health care, and public safety.” …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Britton faces a tough district challenge against Reps. Clay and Carnahan.
Name : Ms. Candice L Britton Date of birth : 31 March 1958 Place of residence : St. Louis Attended college : Yes Year of graduation : Some College Job titles held : I was a substitute teacher. I was a House Parent at a Children's Home of girls 12 to 18 years of age. I worked with Educable Mentally Handicapped and Behavioral Disordered children at an Elementary School. I trained and supervised children for the Special Olympics program. Manager of Pizza Hut and Wal-Mart Shoe Department Employers : N/A Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U.S. Representative Chamber/district: District 01 Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : None Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : U.S. Representative …
Baker seeks 1st Congressional District seat against Democrats.
Name : Mr. Martin D Baker Date of birth : 14 July 1970 Place of residence : St Louis, Missouri Attended college : Yes College : University of Missouri-Columbia and Brigham Young University-Idaho Job titles held : N/A Employers : Crescent Hotels and Resorts Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Federal office Running for position: US House Chamber/district: District 1 Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : 2008 and 2010 Address PO BOX 8712 St Louis, MO 63101 Name : Rebecca Noble Title : Campaign Manager Website : martinbakerforcongress.com Facebook : Martin Baker for Congress and Martin D Baker for US Congress
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Endorsements are piling up for both candidates.
Rep. William Lacy Clay scored a major endorsement today from the head of Missouri's Democratic Party. Gov. Jay Nixon issued a press release in support of Clay, who faces a primary fight from fellow incumbent Democrat Rep. Russ Carnahan. "For over 25 years, Lacy Clay has been a powerful voice for working families and a tireless advocate for the people of St. Louis," Nixon said. "He’s the right man to continue serving the people of the First Congressional District, and I fully support his re-election." St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley backed Clay almost immediately after Carnahan got into the 1st District contest. He also received the support of the local AFL-CIO on April 4. “Organized labor is …