lieutenant governor http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis officials endorse Montee for lieutenant governor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-officials-endorse-montee-lieutenant-governor <p>St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and other local leaders are endorsing Susan Montee in her campaign for Lieutenant Governor. None of the four Democrats in the race for the office are from St. Louis -- Missouri&#39;s largest voting bloc. Thus,&nbsp;Montee&#39;s&nbsp;endorsement from St. Louis city officials gives her a strong lead as she seeks the nomination.</p><p>Montee, the former state auditor, kicked off her campaign at St. Louis City Hall Tuesday saying she knows how to fight for veterans and seniors.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:02:04 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3026 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis officials endorse Montee for lieutenant governor Another Republican contemplates lt. gov. post http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/another-republican-contemplates-lt-gov-post <p><strong><em>Updated at 2 p.m. with information about potential third Democratic candidate.</em></strong></p><p>The Republican primary for lieutenant governor of Missouri may get even more crowded.</p><p>State Sen. Luann Ridgeway, a Republican from the Kansas City area, said Monday she is &quot;very committed&quot; to the race, though she has not officially declared her candidacy.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 15:59:42 +0000 The Associated Press 2817 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Another Republican contemplates lt. gov. post Republican Tilley drops out of Mo. lt. gov. race http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/republican-tilley-drops-out-mo-lt-gov-race <p>(Click on the link to hear Marshall Griffin&#39;s exclusive&nbsp;interview with Tilley)</p><p>The only major Republican contender in the Missouri Lt. Governor&rsquo;s race has dropped out.</p><p><a href="http://teamtilley.us/">Steven Tilley</a> of Perryville&nbsp;made the surprise announcement today (Thursday) to fellow House Republicans and to the media.&nbsp; He says he made the decision after realizing that he wants to be a normal person again.</p><p>&ldquo;It wasn&rsquo;t in my heart to do it, I just didn&rsquo;t have the fire in the belly,&quot; Tilley said.&nbsp; &quot;I started out because I wanted to do it, but I&rsquo;ve sacrificed a lot to myself financially and to my family, and I&rsquo;m comfortable&hellip;it&rsquo;s a load off my shoulders and I&rsquo;m excited to move into a new chapter.&rdquo; Thu, 10 Nov 2011 16:12:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 2446 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Republican Tilley drops out of Mo. lt. gov. race Allegations of Kinder history with ex-stripper could damage his political future, UMSL prof. says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/allegations-kinder-history-ex-stripper-could-damage-his-political-future-umsl-prof-says <p>Political observers say<a href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/"> Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder&rsquo;s </a>political future could be in jeopardy, if reports alleging his pursuit of a former stripper and nude model are true.</p><p>The<a href="http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2011/08/peter_kinder_penthouse_pet_scandalet.php"> St. Louis Riverfront Times published an interview with Tammy Chapman</a>, who worked as a stripper in the St. Louis area in the 90&rsquo;s and claimed that the then-State Senator was &ldquo;one of her best customers.&rdquo; Wed, 10 Aug 2011 22:19:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1847 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Allegations of Kinder history with ex-stripper could damage his political future, UMSL prof. says