Tue March 5, 2013
St. Louis Voters To Choose Between Matthews, Reed Or Slay In Today's Mayoral Primary
St. Louis voters go to the polls today to decide whether incumbent Mayor Francis Slay deserves a fourth term.
Today's municipal primary was expected to decide who will be mayor. No Republicans were running, and the Democratic nominee will be heavily favored over Green Party candidate James Eldon McNeely.
If you're not familiar with the candidates, we have profiles of the three Democrats on the ballot:
Listen To Our Mayoral Forum
- St. Louis on the Air held a mayoral forum for the candidates to share their viewpoints. You can listen to the entire program.
Show Me The Money
- If you're interested in who is bankrolling the candidates, check out our most recent reporting on campaign finance in the mayoral race.
The Primary, In Short
To give a brief summary, Slay has cited the accomplishments of his 12 years in office, including efforts to rebuild neighborhoods and make the city more tolerant. But Reed and Matthews have both attacked the mayor's record. Reed says the crime rate is too high, corporations have left St. Louis and Lambert Airport has declined.
If you would still like to learn more, see our exhaustive coverage from the mayoral race.
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