presidential primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri's Longstanding Dispute Over Presidential Primaries May Be Resolved http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-longstanding-dispute-over-presidential-primaries-may-be-resolved <p>Missouri’s chaotic history with presidential primaries may finally be settled, now that Gov. Jay Nixon has signed into law a measure that sets the state’s presidential primary date in March.</p><p>Under the new law, Missouri’s once-every-four-years primary would be held on the second Tuesday after the first Monday. In 2016, that date would be March 15 – the first day allowed by the two national political parties without incurring penalties.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:38:06 +0000 Jo Mannies 36721 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri's Longstanding Dispute Over Presidential Primaries May Be Resolved Primary voter turnout lowest ever in Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/primary-voter-turnout-lowest-ever-mo <p>The &quot;beauty contest&quot; nature of Missouri&#39;s presidential primary earlier this week may have contributed to the lowest turnout for a presidential primary&nbsp; in the state&#39;s history.</p><p>Just <a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/enrmaps/20120207/">8 percent</a> of the state&#39;s registered voters cast ballots in the Republican and Democratic primaries. About 252,000 people voted in the GOP race, and 73,000 in the Democratic primary. While the Democratic vote awarded delegates, unlike the Republican contest, President Obama faced no serious opposition.</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:43:13 +0000 The Associated Press 3051 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Primary voter turnout lowest ever in Mo. Santorum wins big in Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/santorum-wins-big-missouri <p>Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum racked up a sizeable victory in Missouri&#39;s Republican primary last night, <a href="http://sos.mo.gov/enrmaps/20120207/county_map.asp?party=rep">winning all 114 counties</a> and the city of St. Louis and beating his nearest rival, Mitt Romney, by 30 points. <a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/enrweb/allresults.asp?eid=336">Final unofficial results</a> from the Secretary of State showed Santorum more than doubling Romney&#39;s vote total.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 06:53:38 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3032 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Santorum wins big in Missouri Meaningless In Missouri? Not In Santorum's View http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meaningless-missouri-not-santorums-view For an election that shouldn't matter on paper, Missouri's primary on Tuesday may carry a lot of weight.<p>The state's Republican electorate tends to be both populist and conservative. That could give former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who has campaigned in Missouri the most — and the most recently — among GOP presidential candidates, the chance for a strong showing.<p>"The more conservative people are going to come out for Santorum," says Eugene Dokes, GOP chairman in St. Charles County in suburban St. Louis, which is the state's largest source of Republican votes. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 20:42:49 +0000 3024 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Meaningless In Missouri? Not In Santorum's View Morning headlines: Monday, February 6, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-february-6-2012 <p><strong>Missouri&#39;s presidential primary tomorrow</strong></p><p>Turnout is expected to be low for Tuesday&#39;s presidential primary. That&#39;s partly because the votes for the GOP candidates won&#39;t count.</p><p>Missouri has gotten little attention from Republican candidates this election year. Newt Gingrich isn&#39;t even on the ballot.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 15:27:03 +0000 Julie Bierach, Maria Altman & The Associated Press 3009 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, February 6, 2012 Missouri state representative explains role of Tuesday's presidential primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-state-representative-explains-role-tuesdays-presidential-primary <p>Representative Rick Stream (R-Kirkwood)&nbsp;says Tuesday&rsquo;s GOP presidential primary election may not be as pointless as some think.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 22:44:12 +0000 Bill Raack 3006 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri state representative explains role of Tuesday's presidential primary Wrapping up Missouri's 2011 special legislative session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wrapping-missouris-2011-special-legislative-session <p>A very contentious special legislative session ended with a whimper in Jefferson City this week.&nbsp; It was dominated by seven weeks of head-butting over a wide-ranging tax credit bill that in the end boiled down to a long-running battle between the Missouri House and Senate over whether tax credits should have expiration dates.&nbsp; St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Marshall Griffin takes a closer look at what happened.</p><p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 11:35:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2358 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wrapping up Missouri's 2011 special legislative session Mo. House to push for caucus bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-push-caucus-bill <p><a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>leaders will now attempt to get rid of the state&rsquo;s presidential primary and replace it with party caucuses.&nbsp; A similar move&nbsp;fell short&nbsp;in the<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> Missouri Senate</a>.</p><p>Some Senate Republicans tried and failed Monday night to swap out the bill to move the primary from February to March with one that would have replaced it with caucuses.&nbsp; <a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=139&amp;year=2011">Speaker Pro-tem Shane Schoeller </a>(R, Willard)&nbsp;has filed a new bill in the House that would do the same thing. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:05:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2284 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House to push for caucus bill Mo. special session may be effectively over http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-special-session-may-be-effectively-over <p>Missouri&rsquo;s special legislative session may, in effect, be over, following Monday&#39;s actions in the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a>.</p><p>First, the Senate rejected the House version of<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=S1&amp;BillID=4696928"> a wide-ranging tax credit bill</a>, voting to send it back to the<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/"> House </a>and urging passage of the Senate version.&nbsp; Then Senate leaders chose not to vote on a presidential primary bill, following<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/no-changes-mo-presidential-primary"> a failed attempt to swap it out with an alternate version </a>that would have replaced the primary with county-level caucuses. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 06:16:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2266 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. special session may be effectively over No changes to Mo. presidential primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/no-changes-mo-presidential-primary <p>An attempt to replace Missouri&rsquo;s presidential primary with statewide caucuses has failed in the<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> State Senate</a>, meaning&nbsp;the February 7th&nbsp;Democratic and Republican primaries will go on as scheduled.</p><p>Before the vote, some amendments were offered, including one that would have moved the primary forward to January.&nbsp; None of them passed, but they reflected efforts by several Republicans to preserve the state&#39;s primary.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/members/mem15.htm"> State Senator Eric Schmitt&nbsp;</a>(R, Glendale)&nbsp;said that caucuses result in fewer people having a say in who they want for president. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 05:57:23 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2265 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org No changes to Mo. presidential primary