Glenn Koenen en Wagner Takes Akin's Old Congressional Seat <p></p><p>In the race to take Congressman Akin’s old seat, Republican Ann Wagner soundly trounced Democrat Glenn Koenen. At her election night party,&nbsp;Wagner said she got into this race because she was a “fed up mother.”</p><p>“And you know what? I think our country needs some tough love," Wagner told the crowd. "And I’m ready to deliver that – that I promise you.”</p><p>Wagner held her campaign party at the Frontenac&nbsp;Hilton, the same place as Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence. But the two decided to hold their events in different ballrooms at the same hotel.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 08:37:41 +0000 Chris McDaniel 6166 at Wagner Takes Akin's Old Congressional Seat Wagner, Koenen Vie To Take Akin's Old Seat <P>Missouri’s newly-formed&nbsp;2nd Congressional district has two first time candidates vying for Republican Congressman Todd Akin’s&nbsp;seat, which he will be vacating. The two main candidates have very different ideas of the role of government, and very different backgrounds.</P> <P>Although this is Ann Wagner’s first time with her name on the yard signs, she is by no means a political rookie.</P> <P>She’s had experience as chair of the Missouri Republican Party and Co-chair of the Republican National Committee. She was also the U.S. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 5778 at Wagner, Koenen Vie To Take Akin's Old Seat Morning headlines: Friday, September 14, 2012 <p><strong>Unofficial recount results confirms Koenen victory </strong></p><p>A recount has confirmed that Glenn Koenen won a Democratic primary for a suburban St. Louis congressional seat and will face Republican Ann Wagner in the November election.</p><p>Unofficial results of the recount released Thursday by the secretary of state's office show Koenen's margin of victory declined by two votes compared to the original count from the August 7th primary. But he still finished 46 votes ahead of Harold Whitfield in a four-person primary that drew a total of nearly 28,000 votes.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:39:13 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 4598 at Morning headlines: Friday, September 14, 2012