Springfield, Ill – A day after a judge's decision to unseal potentially embarrassing papers in U.S. Senate candidate Jack Ryan's divorce, GOP officials say it's too soon to talk about replacing him on the ballot.
GOP national committeeman Robert Kjellander calls any discussion of Ryan withdrawing from the race "very premature.
A judge in California yesterday delivered a blow to Ryan in his race against Democrat Barack Obama for the Senate seat now held by Republican Peter Fitzgerald.
St. Louis – St. Louis Board of Aldermen approved a bill Friday that would create a ballot measure giving city voters the option of keeping their current form of government.
The board voted 20 to 4 in favor of the bill, which would give voters the chance to preserve the status quo.
Sponsor Tom Bauer says his bill is designed to counter efforts by the group Advance St. Louis to amend the city charter to allow for some offices to be appointed. Bauer says that would strip residents of their right to vote.