primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-august-7-2012 <p><strong>Missouri primaries are today</strong></p><p>Eight U.S. House members are asking voters for a chance at two more years in Washington. Thanks to new congressional district boundaries, at least one of those incumbents won&#39;t prevail. St. Louis Democrats Russ Carnahan and William Lacy Clay Jr. lead a three-way race for their party&#39;s nomination in Missouri&#39;s 1st District.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:32:29 +0000 Julie Bierach, Adam Allington & The Associated Press 4267 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 25 percent voter turnout expected for Mo. primaries http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/25-percent-voter-turnout-expected-mo-primaries <p>Voter turnout in Missouri is expected to be around 25 percent for next Tuesday&rsquo;s party primaries, according to the <a href="http://sos.mo.gov/">Secretary of State&rsquo;s office</a>.</p><p>A turnout of 25 percent would be slightly higher than the 23 percent of Missouri voters who cast ballots in the 2010 primaries.&nbsp; <a href="http://sos.mo.gov/sosbio.asp">Secretary of State Robin Carnahan </a>(D)&nbsp;says voter turnout is notoriously hard to predict.</p><p>&ldquo;In fact, our office doesn&rsquo;t even do it,&quot; Carnahan said.&nbsp; &quot;We ask the local election officials, the 116 of them around the state, to give us their predictions, based on what is on those local ballots.&rdquo; Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:36:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4249 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 25 percent voter turnout expected for Mo. primaries Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay square off in city primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/russ-carnahan-and-lacy-clay-square-city-primary <p>One of the biggest match-ups in next Tuesday&rsquo;s primary will pit Congressman Russ Carnahan against fellow Democrat William &lsquo;Lacy&rsquo; Clay to represent the party in the 1<sup>st</sup> Congressional District.</p><p>The two incumbents are have waged heated, and at times spiteful campaigns. The upshot is one less Democrat in Washington for Missouri, and city voters will choose between two well-established political dynasties.</p><p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:36:52 +0000 Adam Allington 4243 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay square off in city primary Clay says he wasn’t behind consolidating congressional districts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/clay-says-he-wasn-t-behind-consolidating-congressional-districts <p>Congressman Lacy Clay is asking fellow St. Louis Democrat Russ Carnahan to knock it off with claims that he was in cahoots with Republicans to consolidate St. Louis&#39;s two congressional districts</p><p>Both Clay and Carnahan are vying for the Democratic nomination for the 1<sup>st</sup><sup> </sup>Congressional District.</p><p>The issue has become a bit of a he-said-he-said between the former congressional allies, and Clay says he&#39;s just trying to get the facts straight.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 03:15:18 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4050 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Clay says he wasn’t behind consolidating congressional districts Carnahan will challenge Clay for Congress http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/carnahan-will-challenge-clay-congress <p><em>Originally posted at 9 a.m. Updated at 1:45 p.m. with comments from Carnahan, Clay and analysts.</em></p><p>A potentially nasty Democratic primary is brewing in the St. Louis area.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:45:33 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3160 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Carnahan will challenge Clay for Congress