Sarah Steelman http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Three main candidates race to the right in Mo. GOP Senate primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/three-main-candidates-race-right-mo-gop-senate-primary <p>Most of the people gathered outside of Washington University&rsquo;s Edison Theater before a recent GOP Senate Primary debate already knew who they were voting for.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>But Shelby Hewerdine wasn&rsquo;t sure yet.</p><p>So, she drove in from St. Charles to get a better feel for the character of each candidate.</p><p>&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know how else people are going to look at it because they are very similar on the issues, so, we&rsquo;ll see,&rdquo; Hewerdine said.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:45:55 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4210 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Three main candidates race to the right in Mo. GOP Senate primary Morning headlines- Thursday, July 26, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-july-26-2012 <p><strong>Ill. parents reminded about back-to-school vaccines</strong></p><p>Illinois health and education officials are reminding parents to update their children&#39;s immunizations before they head back to school.</p><p>New Illinois Department of Public Health rules require students entering sixth and ninth grades this year to show proof of receiving the Tdap vaccine. That&#39;s a booster shot against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:08:28 +0000 WUIS, The Associated Press & KRCU 4188 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines- Thursday, July 26, 2012 Morning headlines: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-july-18-2012 <p><strong>Missouri payrolls decline</strong></p><p>Missouri officials say state payrolls declined by 4,000 jobs in June while unemployment simultaneously decreased 7.1 percent. Department of Economic Development officials say much of the decline in Missouri non-farm payrolls came in the local government sector, which shed 3,100 jobs in June.</p><p>The state unemployment rate has declined or held steady each month since June 2011. The jobless rate last month is the lowest in Missouri since December 2008.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:24:28 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 4135 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 GOP Senate debate sticks close to party themes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gop-senate-debate-sticks-close-party-themes <p>The three Republicans vying for the right to challenge Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November didn&#39;t stray far from the party&#39;s script at a debate in St. Charles last night.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:32:06 +0000 Tim Lloyd 3887 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org GOP Senate debate sticks close to party themes Senate hopefuls Akin, Steelman debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/senate-hopefuls-akin-steelman-debate <p><em>Updated at 1 p.m. with comments from the debate.</em></p><p>Two Missouri Republicans vying for the U.S. Senate spent more time criticizing the Democratic incumbent than each other during a debate on Tuesday.</p><p>Congressman Todd Akin and former state treasurer Sarah Steelman kept their fire mostly trained on Sen. Claire McCaskill and President Obama during the hour-long forum, which was sponsored by KTRS Radio and the St. Louis Beacon. A third candidate, businessman John Brunner, did not attend.</p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 16:48:09 +0000 The Associated Press, Kelsey Proud & Rachel Lippmann 2828 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Senate hopefuls Akin, Steelman debate Steelman criticizes Akin over federal budget bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/steelman-criticizes-akin-over-federal-budget-bill <p>Missouri&#39;s Republican U.S. Senate primary is only one day old, and Sarah Steelman already is criticizing Todd Akin over federal spending decisions.</p><p>Steelman on Wednesday criticized Akin for voting for a &quot;weak-kneed budget compromise&quot; last month among House Republicans and President Barack Obama that cut $38 billion in spending.</p><p>Steelman says Akin should have held out for the full $100 billion in cuts originally sought by House Republicans. She called Akin and congressional Republicans &quot;toothless dragons.&quot;</p> Wed, 18 May 2011 18:40:08 +0000 The Associated Press 1260 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Steelman criticizes Akin over federal budget bill Cunningham still mum on political future http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cunningham-still-mum-political-future <p>With <a href="http://akin.house.gov/">Missouri Congressman Todd Akin </a>(R) tossing his hat in the ring for next year&rsquo;s U.S. Senate race, one of his potential successors is keeping mum about whether she&rsquo;ll join the growing field vying to replace him.</p><p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/members/mem07.htm">Jane Cunningham </a>(R, Chesterfield) currently represents part of St. Louis County in the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a>, and has made no secret of her interest in running for Congress. Tue, 17 May 2011 22:46:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1255 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cunningham still mum on political future GOP Rep. Akin to challenge Sen. McCaskill in Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gop-rep-akin-challenge-sen-mccaskill-mo <p><strong>Updated at 2:52 p.m.:</strong></p><p>Republican Ann Wagner, who previously <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ex-mo-republican-chair-wagner-may-run-congress">announced an exploratory committee</a> for congress, <a href="http://www.annwagner.com/index.html">made it official today</a>.</p><p>Wagner will run in the Second Congressional District, making her announcement following Akin&#39;s official word earlier today.</p> Tue, 17 May 2011 16:35:27 +0000 The Associated Press, Kelsey Proud & Julie Bierach 1250 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org GOP Rep. Akin to challenge Sen. McCaskill in Mo. Steelman raises $200K for U.S. Senate bid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/steelman-raises-200k-us-senate-bid <p>U.S. Senate hopeful <a href="http://sarahsteelman.com/">Sarah Steelman</a> has raised $200,000 for <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/steelman-challenging-mccaskill-2012">her campaign</a>, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_85461946-3077-11e0-ac14-0017a4a78c22.html">reports</a>.</p><p>According to the paper, Steelman raised the sum in about a month.</p><p>So where does that put Steelman among her fellow U.S. Senate candidates? The Post-Dispatch lists the candidates' fundraising progress as follows:</p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 17:44:23 +0000 Kelsey Proud 461 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Steelman raises $200K for U.S. Senate bid Emerson considering U.S. Senate run in 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/emerson-considering-us-senate-run-2012 <p><em>Reporting from <a href="http://www.semo.edu/sepr/index.htm">KRCU</a>'s Jacob McCleland was used for this report.</em></p><p>Congresswoman <a href="http://www.house.gov/emerson/">Jo Ann Emerson</a> says that she is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2012.</p><p>Emerson has been a member of Congress since 1996. Her rural district encompasses all of Southeast Missouri and includes the towns of Cape Girardeau, West Plains, Farmington, and Rolla.</p><p>Emerson says that she is not going to rush into a decision.</p> Thu, 03 Feb 2011 18:44:51 +0000 KRCU & Kelsey Proud 450 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Emerson considering U.S. Senate run in 2012