Dave Spence http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Spence Drops Bid For St. Louis County Police Board http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/spence-drops-bid-st-louis-county-police-board <p>Former Republican gubernatorial nominee Dave Spence has dropped out of consideration for a seat on the five-member St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners, citing the stringent screening process recently enacted by the County Council.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Spence said in a letter released Tuesday by County Executive Charlie Dooley's office that he has no problem submitting to background checks, but he worries that the council cannot safeguard his business and personal information.</span></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:17:55 +0000 The Associated Press 30870 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Spence Drops Bid For St. Louis County Police Board St. Louis County Police Comission Nominee Removes Himself From Consideration http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-police-comission-nominee-removes-himself-consideration <p>A Florissant pastor nominated to the St. Louis County Police Commission has withdrawn his name from consideration.</p><p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/st-louis-county-police-commission-selection-withdraws-nomination/article_32eac8a2-0a48-516c-96ed-7e5ef84d2598.html?utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_source=twitterfeed">reports</a> that the Rev. Freddy Clark told County Executive Charlie Dooley Friday morning that he is no longer interested.&nbsp; Clark is the founder of the <a href="http://www.shalomccop.org/">Shalom Church</a> in Florissant.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:11:19 +0000 The Associated Press 29713 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Police Comission Nominee Removes Himself From Consideration Nixon Wins Re-Election, Despite Missouri's Support For Romney http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-wins-re-election-despite-missouris-support-romney <p>In a state that went overwhelmingly for Mitt Romney, Jay Nixon was re-elected to a second term as governor of Missouri.</p><p>His margin of victory wasn’t quite as large as 2008, but Nixon beat his Republican challenger Dave Spence by more than 10 points.</p><p>In an address to his supports at the Pageant in St. Louis, Nixon called his victory a result of voters putting the people’s business above petty politics.</p><p>"Missourians said because we've been able to work together, because we're putting the common good first, we are moving in the right direction," he said.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 08:08:59 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Chris McDaniel 6162 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Wins Re-Election, Despite Missouri's Support For Romney Gubernatorial Candidates Running On Same Issue: Jobs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gubernatorial-candidates-running-same-issue-jobs <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Four years ago, Missouri Democratic </span>Gov<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">. Jay Nixon was elected by 19 points: a landslide. But this time around, it may not be so easy for him. Some polls show St. Louis businessman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence within striking distance of the Governor. The race has been personal at times, but it’s primarily been about one overarching issue: jobs.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 6079 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gubernatorial Candidates Running On Same Issue: Jobs A Conversation With Mo. Gubernatorial Candidate Dave Spence http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conversation-mo-gubernatorial-candidate-dave-spence <p>Missourians have an opportunity to elect a new governor next Tuesday.&nbsp;</p><p>Host Don Marsh talks with <a href="http://www.spenceforgovernor.com/">Dave Spence</a>, the Republican candidate for Governor.&nbsp; Spence is a businessman from St. Louis.&nbsp; He faces Democratic incumbent Governor Jay Nixon and Libertarian candidate Jim Higgins.</p><p><em>Programming Notes: </em></p><p>At this time, Jay Nixon’s campaign has not made the Governor available for an interview.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:19:40 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5870 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Conversation With Mo. Gubernatorial Candidate Dave Spence Spence Rallies Jeff City Supporters Without Walker http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/spence-rallies-jeff-city-supporters-without-walker <P><STRONG><EM>Updated 10/23/2012, 11:12 a.m.,&nbsp;to include response from the Mo. Democratic Party.</EM></STRONG></P> <P>The Republican challenger trying to unseat <A href="http://jaynixon.com/">Democratic Governor Jay Nixon</A> took his campaign to Missouri’s capital city Monday.</P> <P><A href="http://www.spenceforgovernor.com/">Dave Spence</A> went forward with his campaign stop despite losing his big-name keynote speaker:&nbsp; <A href="http://www.wisgov.state.wi.us/Home">Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker</A> (R)&nbsp;was supposed to introduce Spence in Jefferson City and headline fundraisers in St. Louis and Kansas City, but canceled following a deadly shooting in the Milwaukee area.&nbsp; Spence agreed with Walker’s decision and carried on without him.</P> <P>“He absolutely did the right thing," Spence told the crowd of around 150.&nbsp; "He put people before politics.” Tue, 23 Oct 2012 01:11:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 5679 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Spence Rallies Jeff City Supporters Without Walker Spence Puts $500K More Into Mo. Governor's Bid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/spence-puts-500k-more-mo-governors-bid <p></p><p>Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence has put an additional $500,000 into his campaign to unseat Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.</p><p>The Missouri Ethics Commission website shows that Spence made the loan earlier this week. He has now given and loaned his campaign a total of $4.5 million.</p><p>The latest loan comes after finance reports released Monday showed Spence's campaign with less cash than Nixon's. The incumbent governor reported more than $4.9 million in his campaign account as of the start of October, compared with $1.5 million for Spence.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 21:28:21 +0000 The Associated Press 5603 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Spence Puts $500K More Into Mo. Governor's Bid A Conversation With Mo. Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Higgins http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conversation-mo-gubernatorial-candidate-jim-higgins <p>Host Don Marsh talks with <a href="http://www.lpmo4gov.com/">Jim Higgins</a>, a computer systems analyst from Creve Coeur.&nbsp; Higgins is the Libertarian candidate for Missouri Governor.&nbsp; He faces incumbent Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and Republican Dave Spence.</p><p><em>Programming Note: Republican Dave Spence will be a guest on “St. Louis on the Air” on Monday, October 29. Governor Jay Nixon has not yet confirmed a date.</em></p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:18:25 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5529 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Conversation With Mo. Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Higgins Large Gap In Nixon, Spence Remaining Campaign Budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/large-gap-nixon-spence-remaining-campaign-budget <p>Gov. Jay Nixon entered the final month before the November elections with three times as much campaign cash as his Republican challenger.</p><p>Finance figures released Monday show the Democratic governor had $4.9 million in his campaign account at the start of October, compared with $1.5 million for St. Louis businessman Dave Spence.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:05:19 +0000 The Associated Press 5427 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Large Gap In Nixon, Spence Remaining Campaign Budget Mo. Gov. Candidates Oppose Court Ballot Measure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gov-candidates-oppose-court-ballot-measure <p>Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon and Republican challenger Dave Spence both oppose a ballot measure that would give the governor greater power in picking Missouri's top judges.</p><p>A November ballot measure would change the seven-person panel that nominates judicial candidates to the governor. It would increase the number of citizens named to the panel by the governor to four instead of three, with the rest selected by an attorneys' association. It also would increase the number of judicial nominees the panel submits to the governor to four instead of three.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:33:51 +0000 The Associated Press 5377 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Gov. Candidates Oppose Court Ballot Measure