Election 2012

Election 2012
11:35 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Paperwork filed for potential Schweich Senate bid

Tom Schweich.
(Marshall Griffin / St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated 12:11 p.m. with statement from Neal Ethridge, Springfield businessman and former chairman of the 7th District Congressional Republican Committee

A Springfield-area defense attorney who was the treasurer of Tom Schweich's successful run for auditor in 2010 has filed documents with the Internal Revenue Service to form a committee supporting Schweich for Senate.

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Election 2012
5:30 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Super Tuesday: Live Coverage

Election 2012 News From NPR

1:45 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Carnahan will challenge Clay for Congress

U.S. Reps. Russ Carnahan and William Lacy Clay will face each other in the Democratic primary for the 1st Congressional District, where Clay is the incumbent.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Originally posted at 9 a.m. Updated at 1:45 p.m. with comments from Carnahan, Clay and analysts.

A potentially nasty Democratic primary is brewing in the St. Louis area.

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Election 2012
11:51 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Rural prosecutor Warren enters Mo. attorney general race

Adam Warren.
(courtesy Adam Warren)

The Republican race for Missouri's attorney general's office has gained a second candidate.

Livingston County Prosecutor Adam Warren announced Thursday that he will seek to challenge Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster in this year's elections. Warren joins St. Louis attorney Ed Martin in the GOP field.

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Election 2012
2:00 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Dates for some Mo. presidential caucuses changed

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Updated 3:25 p.m.

Missouri Republicans will start the process of picking presidential candidates on different days next month.

Republicans in most counties will hold caucuses at 10 a.m. on St. Patrick's Day, March 17. Republicans in Jackson County and St. Louis city are waiting a week and will meet March 24. Chariton County in central Missouri is holding its caucus March 15, and southeastern Wayne County is meeting March 16.

Requests to change caucus dates are considered by the state Republican Party chairman.

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Primary turnout
10:43 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Primary voter turnout lowest ever in Mo.

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The "beauty contest" nature of Missouri's presidential primary earlier this week may have contributed to the lowest turnout for a presidential primary  in the state's history.

Just 8 percent of the state's registered voters cast ballots in the Republican and Democratic primaries. About 252,000 people voted in the GOP race, and 73,000 in the Democratic primary. While the Democratic vote awarded delegates, unlike the Republican contest, President Obama faced no serious opposition.

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Election 2012/Santorum wins
12:53 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Santorum wins big in Missouri

Former Penn. Senator Rick Santorum gives a thumbs-up to supporters in St. Charles after winning the Missouri GOP primary 55 percent to 25 percent over Mitt Romney.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum racked up a sizeable victory in Missouri's Republican primary last night, winning all 114 counties and the city of St. Louis and beating his nearest rival, Mitt Romney, by 30 points. Final unofficial results from the Secretary of State showed Santorum more than doubling Romney's vote total.

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Election 2012
5:43 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

The Florida Primary


Join us tonight for live special coverage from NPR News on the Florida Primary! We'll have on-air coverage starting at 7 p.m. and you can follow along with NPR's liveblog of the results here.

For the latest stories on all of Election 2012, check out NPR's selection of items below:


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Santorum in St. Charles
5:52 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Santorum brings small government message to St. Charles

GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum autographs a campaign sign for Karla Kramer (in green) and her daughter during a campaign appearance in St. Charles.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum brought a small-government, family-centered message to St. Charles on Monday - marking the first appearance by a Republican presidential candidate in the state this election cycle.

A crowd of 300 packed into an auditorium that at the St. Charles Community College campus in Cottleville that's meant for 270. Hundreds more could not get seats and waited for the candidate outside.

Santorum says as president, he'll focus on making sure that government takes actions that make it easier for American companies to compete globally.

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Martin for AG
9:45 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Martin drops House bid, will run for Mo. Attorney General

Updated at 10:45 a.m. to make grammatical corrections and include information about transfer of money.

After flirting with a U.S. Senate bid before announcing his candidacy to replace Todd Akin in the U.S. House, Ed Martin has switched races once again.

Martin, the chief of staff to Gov. Matt Blunt, announced the switch earlier today on a revamped website. His announcement calls Democrat Chris Koster, the incumbent,  "President Obama's lawyer, not the people's Attorney General."

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