Blaine Luetkemeyer http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Politically Speaking: Jeff Roe Recounts Best Ways To Sell Campaign, Predicts GOP Success This Fall http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-jeff-roe-recounts-best-ways-sell-campaign-predicts-gop-success-fall <p>This week, the Politically Speaking podcast&nbsp; brings prominent GOP consultant Jeff Roe to the show. He joins St. Louis Public Radio reporters Jo Mannies, Chris McDaniel and Jason Rosenbaum.</p><p>Based in Kansas City, Roe is among the top Republican consultants in the Midwest – and is headed toward a national reputation.&nbsp; Only in his early 40s, he operates the fourth-largest GOP direct-mail firm in the country. He's expected to land at least one Republican presidential candidate in 2016.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:36:12 +0000 Jo Mannies, Chris McDaniel & Jason Rosenbaum 37264 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Jeff Roe Recounts Best Ways To Sell Campaign, Predicts GOP Success This Fall Wagner, Luetkemeyer Call For Shinseki To Step Down http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wagner-luetkemeyer-call-shinseki-step-down <p>The two Republican members of Congress who represent the St. Louis area – Ann Wagner and Blaine Luetkemeyer – are calling for the resignation of&nbsp; U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.</p><p>Their declarations come as several of the nation’s VA facilities, including Cochran Medical Center in St. Louis, have been accused of improper or delayed care to military veterans.</p><p>Wagner, R-Ballwin, said that Shinseki – in office since 2009 -- had “failed to provide timely services and care for our veterans.&nbsp; Secretary Shinseki has failed to fulfill his mission at the VA.”</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:26:55 +0000 Jo Mannies 36373 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wagner, Luetkemeyer Call For Shinseki To Step Down Luetkemeyer Getting Strong Encouragement To Jump Into GOP 2016 Field For Governor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/luetkemeyer-getting-strong-encouragement-jump-gop-2016-field-governor <p>Missouri’s Republican field for governor in 2016 may be about to get more crowded, as some party activists are urging U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, to enter the race.</p><p>If he were to jump in, Luetkemeyer would face former House Speaker Catherine Hanaway, a Republican from west St. Louis County who already has declared her candidacy, and possibly state Auditor Tom Schweich, a St. Louis native who is running for re-election this fall with no major opposition.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 06:31:00 +0000 Jo Mannies 36239 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Luetkemeyer Getting Strong Encouragement To Jump Into GOP 2016 Field For Governor Politically Speaking: Rep. Luetkemeyer On Political Past, GOP Role And Odd Re-Election Opponents http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-rep-luetkemeyer-political-past-gop-role-and-odd-re-election-opponents <p>Every week, St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel, Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics. &nbsp;</p><p>Note: You can&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/politically-speaking/id775890522" target="_blank">subscribe to us on iTunes</a>&nbsp;now.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:39:31 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34678 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Rep. Luetkemeyer On Political Past, GOP Role And Odd Re-Election Opponents Missouri's Federal Delegation Makes Full Court Press To Lure 777X http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-federal-delegation-makes-full-court-press-lure-777x <p>When U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer met with Boeing CEO James McNerney in his Washington office earlier this month, his message wasn’t subtle.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Luetkemeyer was there to make</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the case that Missouri was the right place to steer production of Boeing's </span>777X<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> civilian aircraft. He said he told </span>McNerney<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> he was “excited about the opportunity for the state of Missouri to bid on it.”</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:25:20 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32235 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri's Federal Delegation Makes Full Court Press To Lure 777X Boeing To Add Hundreds Of Research Jobs In St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boeing-add-hundreds-research-jobs-st-louis-county <p>Boeing has been on the minds of the Show-Me State's political figures lately, thanks to the effort to lure the manufacturing of the 777X&nbsp;airplane to Missouri. &nbsp;Now, the company is planning to bring several hundred research and development jobs to the St. Louis region.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:32:04 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32215 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boeing To Add Hundreds Of Research Jobs In St. Louis County Boeing Adding Hundreds of Research Jobs to St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boeing-adding-hundreds-research-jobs-st-louis-county <p>With the effort to lure Boeing’s 777X on the minds of the Show Me State’s political figures, the company is planning to bring several hundred research and development jobs to the St. Louis region.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:02:19 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32214 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boeing Adding Hundreds of Research Jobs to St. Louis County Protesters Demonstrate Outside Luetkemeyer's Jefferson City Office Over Govt. Shutdown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/protesters-demonstrate-outside-luetkemeyers-jefferson-city-office-over-govt-shutdown-0 <p>A group of protesters Tuesday afternoon called on <a href="http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/">Missouri U.S. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer</a> (R) to vote to end the federal government shutdown that began October first.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:04:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30688 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Protesters Demonstrate Outside Luetkemeyer's Jefferson City Office Over Govt. Shutdown Mo. Congressman Luetkemeyer Speaks Out On Syria & Federal Budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-congressman-luetkemeyer-speaks-out-syria-federal-budget <p><a href="http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/">Missouri U.S. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer</a> (R) is blasting the Obama Administration for the way it's handled the crisis in Syria.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Luetkemeyer spoke Monday before a small group of business leaders in Jefferson City.&nbsp; He told them that Syrian officials used chemical weapons against their own people because they fear no repercussions from the U.S.</span></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:59:20 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29956 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Congressman Luetkemeyer Speaks Out On Syria & Federal Budget Organizing For Action Holds Ballwin, Wentzville Rallies In Support Of Immigration Reform http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/organizing-action-holds-ballwin-wentzville-rallies-support-immigration-reform <p>The Missouri branch of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ofa.missouri/info">Organizing For Action</a>, a nonprofit policy organization working to enact President Obama's agenda, held two rallies at the offices of U.S. Reps.&nbsp;<a href="http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/">Blaine Luetkemeyer</a> and <a href="http://wagner.house.gov/">Ann Wagner</a> today in support of immigration reform.</p><p>The rallies are part of OFA’s “Action August” initiative, which is focused on raising attention around controversial issues while members are back in their district for recess.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:31:06 +0000 Erin Williams 28825 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Organizing For Action Holds Ballwin, Wentzville Rallies In Support Of Immigration Reform