Saturday, October 20, 2012
On the senate race, political spending by a powerful Missouri contributor and climate change—our roundup of some of the Missouri political stories that hit the media this week.
Editor's Note: The following articles were aggregated from several news organizations in Missouri. You can read more about each story by clicking on the headline. President Emeritus of Missouri Botanical Garden take out billboard to warn about climate change (St. Louis Beacon) Dan Burkhardt said to Peter Raven, emeritus head of MoBOT, spent $2,500 for a billboard along Interstate 70 between Warrenton and Wright City, saying "Climate change is real. Vote for candidates who will work to find solutions." Both men regularly champion environmental causes. Burkhardt created a land trust with his own farmland a few years ago and recently helped launch the nonprofit Magnificent Missouri, celebrating Missouri conservation efforts. No mention of '…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Sen. Claire McCaskill and Rep. Todd Akin stuck to their talking points during the debate at Clayton High School.
In the final debate between Missouri Senate candidates Claire McCaskill and Todd Akin, sharply worded barbs flew as the candidates pushed their talking points. Sen. McCaskill painted the race as one between a moderate vs. extremist. Rep. Akin pushed McCaskill as someone who votes with President Barack Obama "98 percent of the time." The debate, moderated by Mike Bush of KSDK and held at Clayton High School, featured one question each from a panel of local media, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce and a Clayton High School journalism student. Questions from the audience were then read. Akin's "legitimate rape" comment from August, which dominated the political scene and brought national attention to the race, was not directly mentioned by …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The final debate in Clayton between Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican Rep. Todd Akin drew heavy conversation on Twitter Thursday night.
Incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill faced off tonight against challenger Rep. Todd Akin at Clayton High School. The event began at 7 p.m. and was aired live on KSDK NewsChannel 5. The race has been hotly contested with its fair share of national coverage since Akin's remarks in August regarding legitimate rape. Dueling poll numbers released this week claim a lead for both candidates. What did you think of tonight's debate? Tell us in the comments.
The debate is sold out, but will air live on KSDK Channel 5 at 7 p.m.
The town hall debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney isn't the only big debate this week. Incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill faces off against challenger Rep. Todd Akin tonight at Clayton High School. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will be aired live on KSDK NewsChannel 5. The debate is sponsored by KSDK, the School District of Clayton, the St. Louis Business Journal and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce. According to KSDK, all of the tickets for the debate have been handed out but there will be a waiting list for anyone who still wants a seat. To put yourself on the list, call the Clayton Chamber of Commerce at 314-726-3033. The race has been hotly contested with its fair share of national coverage …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect University City and St. Louis County.
Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day across the United States. There are several ballot issues and races which will be decided. University City Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here are the candidates and issues on the November ballot. 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 saw U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood), emerge victorious, only to be under fire a few weeks later because of comments he mde in a television interview regarding pregnancy and rape. A Sept. 25 deadline for candidates to petition their removal from the November ballot …
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.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The embattled Republican nominee for Missouri Senate is winning back support from those who asked him to drop out of the race.
The Associated Press is reporting that two of Mitt Romney's senior advisors have reversed course and now say they will back Todd Akin in his bid for a Missouri Senate seat. The support comes from a trio of Missouri statesmen, according to the article. Former Missouri senators Jim Talent, now an adivsor to Romney on Russia and defense policy, and Kit Bond both said Friday that they were behind Akin. Missouri Senator and Romney's liason to Congress Roy Blunt said he would back Akin on Tuesday. All three senators had previously called on Akin to drop out following controversial statements he made in a television interview about "legitimate rape." Akin has been apologizing for weeks, but his opponent, incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Rep. Todd Akin questioned his opponent's debate behavior in an interview with the Kansas City Star.
Rep. Todd Akin has made another gaffe in his bid to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill in November. Akin announced on Monday that he was staying the race, despite weeks of negative coverage and the rejection of the National Republican party following his comments on Fox 2 regarding legitimate rape. On Thursday, in an interview with the Kansas City Star, Akin referred to his opponent as unladylike in her debate with him last week. According to the story, Akin said: "I think we have a very clear path to victory, and apparently Claire McCaskill thinks we do, too, because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than it was when she ran against Jim Talent,” Akin told the paper. “She had a confidence and was much more …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Missouri's Republican U.S. Senate nominee picks up support from Rick Santorum and a Tea Party favorite in the Senate.
He says he's in it to win it. With an official deadline having passed Tuesday night for candidates on the November ballot to petition via a court order for removal, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin's U.S. Senate bid is moving forward. Akin, the Widwood Republican who had been cast out by party leaders at the national level as well as five current or former Missouri U.S. Senators who called for him to drop out of the race following his controversial remarks about rape and pregnancy last month, has recouped some of that support. Tuesday night, Politico reported the following statement from U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, one of the five who urged Akin to get out of the race: "Congressman Akin and I don’t agree on everything, but he and I agree the Senate …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Senate Conservative Fund is asking people to vote on whether the group should endorse Todd Akin in his campaign against incumbent Claire McCaskill.
While today is the deadline for Rep. Todd Akin to leave the U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill, his campaign is showing no signs of backing out. The Akin camp sent an email to supporters today from the Senate Conservative Fund. The group is debating whether to endorse Akin and is asking its members to vote on its endorsement. Akin's email asks his supporters to vote in the poll while also asking for contributions to help his campaign reach a goal of $750,000 by Sunday. Up until now, the Senate Conservative Fund has remained neutral in the Missouri race. The email reads as follows: As you probably know, Congressman Akin won a competitive, three-way Republican primary election in August. We did not endorse a …