Missourians have an opportunity to elect a new governor next Tuesday.
Host Don Marsh talks with Dave Spence, the Republican candidate for Governor. Spence is a businessman from St. Louis. He faces Democratic incumbent Governor Jay Nixon and Libertarian candidate Jim Higgins.
At this time, Jay Nixon’s campaign has not made the Governor available for an interview.
Republican Todd Akin is up with two new television ads, as his US Senate race enters its final eight days.
One spot features former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who also campaigned for Akin in the primaries. In that ad, "Strong as Steel," Huckabee calls Akin a good Christian man and a courageous conservative who can’t be bought.
Missouri’s newly-formed 2nd Congressional district has two first time candidates vying for Republican Congressman Todd Akin’s seat, which he will be vacating. The two main candidates have very different ideas of the role of government, and very different backgrounds.
Although this is Ann Wagner’s first time with her name on the yard signs, she is by no means a political rookie.
The recent death of Senator George McGovern revived memories of his unsuccessful 1972 Presidential bid. There are several reasons he lost and one of them was the fallout of the brief vice presidential candidacy of U.S. Senator Tom Eagleton of Missouri.
Eagleton was dropped from the ticket after eighteen days because of controversy concerning his medical history.
Host Don Marsh talks with author Joshua Glasser whose new book, The Eighteen-Day Running Mate: McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis, documents the controversy and its causes during that time.
St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum from the St. Louis Beacon to discuss a few political issues.
On today’s Halloween-themed podcast: We start off by giving our impressions of last week's debate Senate debate, and discuss Akin and his campaign's "dog" comments. We then turn to another debate: the gubernatorial debate that isn't really a debate. And finally, we close out with Jason discussing the state legislative races.