Roy Temple http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois' Durbin To Headline Missouri Democrats' Biggest Fundraising Event http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-durbin-headline-missouri-democrats-biggest-fundraising-event <p>The Missouri Democratic Party has tapped U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., to be the keynote speaker for the state party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, to be held June 7 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 16:30:35 +0000 Jo Mannies 35928 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois' Durbin To Headline Missouri Democrats' Biggest Fundraising Event Missouri's Republican and Democratic Parties Retool For Fall Elections http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-republican-and-democratic-parties-retool-fall-elections <p>Missouri’s Democratic and Republican parties have revamped their campaign operations, and installed new executive directors, just seven months before this fall’s elections.</p><p>The Missouri Democratic Party – which is fielding no candidate for state auditor -- also has taken the unusual step of dissolving the party’s state Senate and House campaign committees, folding control of those operations, and their money, into the state party’s coffers.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:11:09 +0000 Jo Mannies 35487 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri's Republican and Democratic Parties Retool For Fall Elections Missouri's Major Political Parties Soon To Take Center Stage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-major-political-parties-soon-take-center-stage <p><em><strong>(Updated 1:10 p.m. Mon., Feb. 10) </strong></em></p><p>Within a few weeks, it’s Show-Me time for Missouri’s two major political parties — the Republicans and Democrats – as they showcase their new chairmen and their biggest stars for what could be a crucial election year.</p><p>At a time when the public is increasingly turning away from organized political parties and classifying themselves as independents, it’s still largely up to the political parties and their networks to round up the contenders to run for office.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:33:23 +0000 Jo Mannies 33557 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri's Major Political Parties Soon To Take Center Stage