Russ Carnahan http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Candid With The Carnahans: End Of A Political Dynasty? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/candid-carnahans-end-political-dynasty <p>For the first time in a long time, no member of the Carnahan family is holding public office in Missouri.</p><p>Secretary of State Robin Carnahan left office earlier this week after deciding not to seek re-election last November.&nbsp; Her brother, Congressman Russ Carnahan (MO – 3), served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.&nbsp; After re-districting, he challenged Congressman Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary and was unsuccessful.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:51:16 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 8414 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Candid With The Carnahans: End Of A Political Dynasty? Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-8-2012 <p><strong>Clay beats Carnahan</strong></p><p>In a battle of political dynasties, Congressman William Lacy Clay emerged victorious over fellow incumbent Russ Carnahan Tuesday.</p><p>Clay won the Democratic primary to represent the party in the new 1<sup>st</sup> Congressional District. In a campaign that was often bitter, Clay repeatedly accused Carnahan of going negative with a string of attack ads, but says the strategy didn&#39;t work.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:50:56 +0000 Julie Bierach, Adam Allington, Véronique LaCapra & Bill Raack 4278 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 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 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, Carnahan pledge to work together after bruising primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/clay-carnahan-pledge-work-together-after-bruising-primary <p>The two Democrats battling for the U.S. House seat in the city of St. Louis say they&#39;ll put their differences behind them for the good of the party following the primary election next week.</p><p>Congressmen Russ Carnahan&nbsp;and William Lacy Clay appeared together on Newsradio&nbsp;1120 KMOX on Monday for their only debate of the primary season.</p><p>The debate covered very little new ground, with Carnahan continuing his claims that Clay actively worked against him to eliminate the 3rd District, the seat Carnahan&nbsp;currently holds.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 03:35:13 +0000 Bill Raack 4211 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Clay, Carnahan pledge to work together after bruising primary Carnahan, Clay compete for hearts and minds of city Democrats http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/carnahanclay-compete-hearts-and-minds-city-democrats <p>In the remaining days before the August primary St. Louis City Democrats remain divided between two candidates from well-established political pedigrees.</p><p>Democrat Russ Carnahan is challenging William Lacy Clay to represent the 1<sup>st</sup> Congressional District, which now comprises the entire city of St. Louis.</p><p>Carnahan says Clay sold out Democrats by passively endorsing Republican redistricting maps which erased Carnahan&rsquo;s 3<sup>rd</sup> District and preserved Clays.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:43:33 +0000 Adam Allington 4202 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Carnahan, Clay compete for hearts and minds of city Democrats Clay critical of Carnahan as congressional primary nears http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/clay-critical-carnahan-congressional-primary-nears <p><strong>Updated 4:35 p.m. </strong><em>with Carnahan response</em></p><p>Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay continues to hurl a number of criticisms at Congressman Russ Carnahan, as they vie for the Democratic nomination for the 1st Congressional District.</p><p>During a press conference Friday at the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Training Center in south St. Louis, the Democratic incumbent accused Carnahan of selling out workers by voting for the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:18:30 +0000 Julie Bierach 4115 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Clay critical of Carnahan as congressional primary nears 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 says changes coming for Postal Service http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/carnahan-says-changes-coming-postal-service <p>The U.S. Postal Service is on track to run out of cash as early as October.</p><p>The agency has temporarily shelved plans to close some 3,700 underperforming post offices.&nbsp;</p><p>The Postal Service has been hurt by the drop in first-class mail as more people switch to the Internet to communicate and pay bills.</p><p>But St. Louis Congressman Russ Carnahan says the agencies&rsquo; biggest problem stems from a requirement to prepay health benefits for future retirees.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 19:52:47 +0000 Adam Allington 3681 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Carnahan says changes coming for Postal Service Clay and Carnahan disagree on impact of primary race http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/clay-and-carnahan-disagree-impact-primary-race <p>Missouri congressmen Lacy Clay and Russ Carnahan&nbsp;have some differences of opinion when it comes to&nbsp;the potential&nbsp;political impact&nbsp;of their&nbsp;Democratic&nbsp;primary battle.&nbsp;</p><p>Both are running for the Democratic nomination in the 1<sup>st</sup> congressional district, which Clay has represented since 2001. Carnahan decided to challenge Clay after Carnahan&rsquo;s south St. Louis city and county district was split up following the 2010 census. Clay calls the situation &ldquo;unfortunate&quot;.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 21:53:34 +0000 Bill Raack 3628 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Clay and Carnahan disagree on impact of primary race