St. Louis County’s contest for county executive has taken many unusual turns — with the latest engulfing consultants for the two battling Democrats: Richard Callow and Jane Dueker.
Callow has been advising incumbent Charlie Dooley, while Dueker has been assisting Councilman Steve Stenger.
Callow and Dueker are among the top consultants in the state; their clientele includes corporations as well as candidates. And it’s their work with businesses that appears to be the reason both are under fire.
Politically Speaking is shifting gears this summer. With the legislature out of session, and the August primary on the horizon, we've decided to interview some of the state’s most prominent political consultants who play key roles behind the scenes.
This week, St. Louis Public Radio reporters Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcomed St. Louis lawyer Jane Dueker to the show.
Supporters of the "Take Back St. Louis" initiative deliver their petitions to the St. Louis election authority on July 31, 2013. A judge on Feb. 11, 2014 halted the April election on the charter change.