Politically Speaking: Hot August Primary And Hot (Or Not) Prospects For Nixon, McCaskill in 2016
Every week, St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel, Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics. This week the trio discusses the two hottest issues on the Aug. 5 ballot – the contest for St. Louis County executive and the proposed sales tax hike for transportation.
We also talk about an article in the nonpartisan National Journal that considers two major Missouri Democrats as potential presidential alternatives to Hillary Clinton.
On the show:
- Jo lays out the continuing dispute over debates between St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and his chief Democratic rival, County Councilman Steve Stenger. And Jason derides the contest’s focus on income taxes.
- Jason provides insight into the overlooked Republican primary contest between Rick Stream and Tony Pousosa to choose a nominee for county executive.
- The team discusses the challenges facing backers of the transportation tax.
- The trio closes with a look at the National Journal's suggestion that U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and Gov. Jay Nixon are among five national Democrats who might consider running for president in 2016.
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