St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley’s latest attack ad focuses on a divisive south St. Louis County housing complex for the elderly. The ad is an attempt to attack Dooley's Democratic rival, Councilman Steve Stenger, and also appeal to elderly voters.
If history repeats itself, the elderly will be among the largest voting blocs in the Aug. 5 primary.
What issues are most important to you, ahead of the Aug. 5 primary election? What might prompt you to vote for a particular candidate?
"St. Louis on the Air" host Don Marsh is preparing to interview the candidates who are running for St. Louis County executive, in the contested races in the Democratic and Republican primaries, and we invite you to share questions you would like Marsh ask the them.
St. Louis Public Radio reporters Chris McDaniel, Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcomed St. Louis Building and Construction Trades secretary-treasurer Jeff Aboussie to the Politically Speaking podcast.
Blame all that spending on TV ads. St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger has heavily outspent County Executive Charlie Dooley in the last months in their battle for Dooley's job in the Aug. 5 Democratic primary.
The latest campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the Missouri Ethics Commission show that Stenger spent $656,473 in the past three months. In comparison, Dooley spent only $351,582.
Overall, their spending is a bit closer: Stenger has spent $981,841 overall, compared to $661,971 for Dooley.
A fundraising quarter before an election is when Missouri politics starts getting real.
And by “getting real,” I mean getting "realexpensive.”
Tuesday is the deadline for campaign committees to turn in their fund-raising reports. These are the documents showing how much money political candidates and ballot initiatives have for the final push to the Aug. 5 primary. They can also reveal how much cash is being shelled out in competitive primaries.
St. Louis Public Radio’s efforts to host a debate between St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and his chief Democratic rival, Councilman Steve Stenger, appear to have failed.
While Dooley’s campaign had agreed in principle to a debate hosted by the station, Dooley has not agreed to any of the dates St. Louis Public Radio offered. Instead, the Dooley campaign insists that any debate be held at the station on Thursday, July 31 or Friday, Aug. 1. That’s just days before the Aug. 5 primary.
The race receiving the most regional attention ahead of the August primary in Missouri is the contest for the Democratic nomination for St. Louis County executive. Three candidates are seeking the nomination including 10-year incumbent Charlie Dooley. County Councilman Steve Stenger, D-Affton, is his chief opponent.