Election 2012

Election 2012
3:12 pm
Mon February 7, 2011

McCaskill pays $4K for website rights

A screen capture of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's 2012 campaign website, ClaireMcCaskill.com. The domain name of the site was purchased from a Columbia, Mo. graphic designer. (Screen Capture of ClaireMcCaskill.com)

Claire McCaskill has a great name for politics - well, at least it's a profitable one for a Columbia, Mo. graphic designer.

The online domain name "ClaireMcCaskill.com" was snatched up by 39-year-old Brennan Hobart in anticipation of McCaskill's 2012 U.S. Senate campaign, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Election 2012
12:27 pm
Mon February 7, 2011

Illinois GOP announces straw poll for 2012

The Illinois Capitol building in Springfield, Ill. (via Flickr/jglazer75)

The Illinois Republican Party plans a statewide pre-primary straw poll ahead of the 2012 presidential election.

The party made the announcement Sunday night at an event marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Reagan. The Illinois GOP says the straw poll will be Nov. 5 and measure the support of Republican presidential hopefuls.

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Kinder loan
2:04 pm
Thu December 30, 2010

Former Mo. gov forgives loan to current Lt. Gov.

Matt Blunt with Peter Kinder in 2005
(Bill Greenblatt/UPI)

Former Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt has forgiven a loan he made to the man who wants the job he once held.

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Election 2012
5:51 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

Mo. Governor Nixon confirms he'll run for re-election

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon smiles as he delivers the annual State of the State address in the House of Represenatives chambers in the State Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 20, 2010.
(Bill Greenblatt, UPI)

UPDATED 5:51 p.m. Dec. 16, 2010:

Looks like Governor Nixon is comfortable in the top spot in Jefferson City - he's confirmed that he'll seek re-election in 2012.

Though Nixon confirmed his intentions with a "Yea" to the Associated Press today, his campaign says he's already raised about $1 million since the Nov. 2 elections, and Nixon said he's "committed" to running, he could still follow the precedent of former Republican Gov. Matt Blunt.

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Elections
10:24 am
Tue December 7, 2010

GOP city elections official to head to Kosovo

Kosovo
Cartographer of the United Nations Wikimedia Commons

The Republican elections director in St. Louis City will head to Kosovo this week to oversee the country's elections.

Scott Leiendecker leaves for the Balkan nation on Dec 8.  He's part of a team from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, which provides technical support to countries who might not be accustomed to holding democratic elections.

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Election 2012
4:41 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Nixon "leads" Kinder by 8, hypothetically

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon

As reported by Public Policy Polling, current Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has an 8 point lead over likely  election challenger Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder.  The approval rating of the Governor is also up in relation to other U.S. Governors -- but not because of the support of his Democratic base.

From Public Policy Polling:

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Election 2012
9:21 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Steelman challenging McCaskill in 2012

Sarah Steelman, as pictured on her website.

As reported by Jake Wagman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and POLITICO's David Catanese, Republican Sarah Steelman has officially announced her bid to challenge incumbent Claire McCaskill in 2012.

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