Election 2012

Election 2012 / Todd Akin / Claire McCaskill
4:22 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

Mo. Rep. Akin adds real estate to federal reports

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-St. Louis).
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri Congressman Todd Akin is revising a decade of federal ethics reports to note his stake in some family real estate matters.

The House Republican, who's running for U.S. Senate, is amending his personal financial disclosure reports for 2001 through 2010 to show his stake in property owned by family partnerships in the St. Louis area and Cape Cod, Mass.

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Election 2012
4:11 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

Nixon to include legislation on presidential primary in special session

(via Flickr/Daniel Morrison)

Gov. Jay Nixon says legislation changing the date of Missouri's 2012 presidential primary will be on the agenda for a planned special session in September.

Nixon announced this week he plans to order the House and Senate back to Jefferson City to overhaul the state's business incentives.

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Tilley for Lt. Gov. / Election 2012
4:05 pm
Thu July 14, 2011

Tilley formally announces run for Mo. Lt. Gov. in 2012

A screen capture of a video from newly-announced Lt. Gov. candidate Steven Tilley.
(Screen capture via TeamTilley.us)

As we told you about briefly this morning, Republican Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley has officially announced his candidacy for Lt. Governor.

Tilley, an optometrist from Perryville, has been a State Representative since 2005, and spent four years as Majority Floor Leader before becoming Speaker.  He says his experience as a lawmaker is a big asset, as the Lt. Governor serves as the official head of the Missouri Senate.

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Election 2012 / Todd Akin
12:19 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Akin hires former "Swift Boater" as consultant for Senate campaign

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-St. Louis) announces he will challenge Sen. Claire McCaskill for her seat in 2012 on May 17, 2011. Akin's campaign named a new consultant to their team today, Chris LaCivita.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The team behind Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Akin's campaign for U.S. Senate announced the addition of a new member today, Chris LaCivita. LaCivita was  "chief strategist for Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, and co-producer of their award winning ads," according to a release from Akin's team.

"Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" was the group involved in disputing the military record of former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in the 2004 election.

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Election 2012
10:43 am
Tue June 14, 2011

Mo. state treasurer Zweifel announces plans to run for re-election

Mo. State. Treasurer Clint Zweifel.
(via Missouri State Treasurer's Office)

Missouri's state treasurer Democrat Clint Zweifel has announced his intentions to keep his job in 2012 via a video announcement on his campaign website.

In the video,  Zweifel highlighted his work with farmers, entrepreneurs and small businesses along with the accomplishments of his "Unclaimed Property Team," among other topics.

A release states that Zweifel will begin his campaign with a kick-off event on June 22 in Forest Park in St. Louis.

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Russ Carnahan / Election 2012
4:47 pm
Wed May 18, 2011

Carnahan still unsure which political office he'll pursue next

Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis speaking to reporters today at a "Made in America" forum in St. Louis. Carnahan said he's still undecided about his Election 2012 plans.
(Bill Raack/St. Louis Public Radio)

U.S. Congressman Russ Carnahan says he still has not decided what political office he’ll pursue next year.

The St. Louis Democrat’s 3rd Congressional District will be eliminated based on redistricting maps approved by Missouri lawmakers. Today Carnahan was asked by reporters if 2nd District congressman Todd Akin’s announcement this week that he’ll run for the Senate makes his decision easier.

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Sarah Steelman / Todd Akin
1:40 pm
Wed May 18, 2011

Steelman criticizes Akin over federal budget bill

Sarah Steelman.
(File Photo/Originally from Steelman's website)

Missouri's Republican U.S. Senate primary is only one day old, and Sarah Steelman already is criticizing Todd Akin over federal spending decisions.

Steelman on Wednesday criticized Akin for voting for a "weak-kneed budget compromise" last month among House Republicans and President Barack Obama that cut $38 billion in spending.

Steelman says Akin should have held out for the full $100 billion in cuts originally sought by House Republicans. She called Akin and congressional Republicans "toothless dragons."

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Election 2012 / Todd Akin
11:35 am
Tue May 17, 2011

GOP Rep. Akin to challenge Sen. McCaskill in Mo.

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Updated at 2:52 p.m.:

Republican Ann Wagner, who previously announced an exploratory committee for congress, made it official today.

Wagner will run in the Second Congressional District, making her announcement following Akin's official word earlier today.

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Election 2012
12:46 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

Mo. House passes March presidential primary bill

(via Flickr/ Daniel Morrison)

Missouri lawmakers have passed legislation to move the state's 2012 presidential primary to March 6 instead of Feb. 7 as currently scheduled.

The House gave the bill final approval in a 137-11 vote Friday. The measure now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon. The Senate had already passed the measure.

The legislation would put Missouri in compliance with rules set by the national Democratic and Republican parties.

Election 2012
3:21 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

Mo. Sen. Cunningham likely to run for Congress

Missouri state Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield.
(via Missouri Senate Official Website)

Republican state Sen. Jane Cunningham says she is likely to run for a suburban St. Louis congressional seat if incumbent Todd Akin enters the U.S. Senate race.

Akin, a Republican who represents Missouri's 2nd Congressional District, has said he is seriously considering a challenge to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and will announce a decision soon.

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