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Primary Election 2014
10:46 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

What You Need To Know About Candidates In August Primary

Clockwise from left: Charlie Dooley, Rick Stream, Tony Pousosa and Steve Stenger
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If you have watched any television lately, you'll have seen the barrage of ads in the Democratic race for St. Louis County executive -- one of the major races on the Aug. 5 primary ballot. County Executive Charlie Dooley, the incumbent for the past decade, is arguably in the political fight of his life with County Councilman Steve Stenger. While Dooley and Stenger are duking it out, House Budget Chairman Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, and Green Park Alderman Tony Pousosa are waging a below the radar campaign.

Meet the candidates for county exec

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10:45 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Editor's Weekly: Vote

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Next Tuesday, Missouri voters will write the ending to a summer season of political melodrama. Will you vote?

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Politically Speaking
11:41 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Politically Speaking: Money Matters, McCaskill's Big Gift And St. Louis' Big Races

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 last-minute money surge to the state’s primary candidates, as well as key races in St. Louis. 

The Politically Speaking crew also talked about U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s big donation to the state Democratic Party and what it means for state legislative contests in the fall.

On the show:

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Primary Election 2014
10:52 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Why Is Abortion An Issue In County Executive Race? Women Voters?

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Let’s not mince any words: If he's elected later this year, neither St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley nor Councilman Steve Stenger will have any power to alter Missouri’s abortion policies. 

The county executive essentially has no authority to enact or repeal restrictions on abortion – the state does. And it’s highly unlikely that Stenger's or Dooley’s power of persuasion will change the course of a Missouri legislature overwhelmingly opposed to abortion rights.

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Politics & Issues
6:21 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Dooley Has More Cash For Final Pitch; Stenger Adds $100,000 Of Own Money

Steve Stenger, left, and Charlie Dooley
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(Updated noon, Tuesday, July 29)

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is heading into the final week of his nasty primary with $140,000 more in his bank account than Democratic rival Steve Stenger.

That’s because Stenger has spent a lot more on TV ads in July than Dooley. Dooley’s edge means that he could fire back with a heavier counter-barrage of ads during the final days before the Aug. 5 Democratic primary.

Dooley reported $263,930 on hand as of Monday, compared to $123,564 for Stenger.

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Primary Election 2014
11:59 pm
Sun July 27, 2014

Big Money Flows To Stream, Dooley, Democratic Party From Unexpected Sources

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(Updated 11:30 a.m., Mon., July 28)

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has underscored her influence within the Missouri Democratic Party by writing a check for $240,000 – making her the new top donor for the party.

And wealthy financier Rex Sinquefield has donated another hefty sum to one of his favorite officeholders, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley.

But Sinquefield gave even more Monday to a Republican rival for Dooley's job, state Rep. Rick Stream.

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Week In Review
11:10 am
Fri July 25, 2014

The Rundown: All The Buzz About Student Beekeepers — And County Executive Race

From left, clockwise: Charlie Dooley, Rick Stream, Tony Pousosa, Steve Stenger

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories of the week.

Primary election 2014

Dooley And Stenger Defend Attack Ads On 'St. Louis On The Air'

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Primary Election 2014
10:14 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Labor's Love For Stenger Could Spell Trouble For Dooley

Steve Stenger, left, and Charlie Dooley
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Less than two weeks to go before the Aug. 5 primary election, a key question in the St. Louis County executive contest centers on how much muscle area unions will exert in their effort to oust incumbent Democrat Charlie Dooley.

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St. Louis On The Air
3:45 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Dooley And Stenger Defend Attack Ads On 'St. Louis On The Air'

Steve Stenger and Charlie Dooley
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St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and his chief Democratic rival, Councilman Steve Stenger, agree on two things: Each says his attack ads are accurate and the other guy’s are not.

The two defended their accusations during separate, back-to-back appearances today with host Don Marsh on St. Louis Public Radio’s "St. Louis On the Air."  The sparring over ads reflected another common consensus: Their Aug. 5 primary contest will get even nastier.

The two ads in question attempt to link Stenger to sex trafficking and Dooley to FBI investigations.

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Primary Election 2014
10:50 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Video: St. Louis County Executive Candidates Talk About Themselves — And The Issues

The race for St. Louis County executive just may be the marquee in the August primary. We've extensively covered the candidates and the issues, but to listen to the candidates in their own words, click on the questions below.

What’s your strongest achievement while in office?

How would you improve the St. Louis County parks system?

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