Russ Carnahan

Election 2012
1:23 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Reps. Carnahan, Clay both report more than $400K

U.S. Reps. Russ Carnahan (at left) 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)

Congressmen Russ Carnahan and William Lacy Clay are on similar financial footing heading into a Democratic primary in St. Louis.

Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Carnahan raised more money than Clay during the past quarter and has slightly more in his campaign account.

Carnahan raised nearly $145,000 from January through March, while Clay raised nearly $84,000. Both spent most of that money.

At the end of the period, Carnahan had $488,481 in his campaign account compared with $406,066 for Clay.

Senator Claire McCaskill
12:40 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

McCaskill: “I’m not negotiating anything" between Carnahan and Clay

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
(Official Photo)

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says she is not involved in negotiations between St. Louis Congressmen Russ Carnahan and William Lacy Clay.

Carnahan’s 3rd District was drawn out of existence following the 2010 census and he has filed in the 1st Congressional District. That seat is currently held by Clay, who also filed for re-election.

McCaskill had reportedly said she was hopeful that something would be worked out because such a primary would be hard on the party.

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Carnahan/Clay
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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Morning round-up
9:31 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Morning headlines: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mo. lawmakers seek requirements for officials involved in economic development projects

A House panel heard testimony Monday on eight measures aimed at increasing scrutiny of businesses that ask for government money. The legislation would require local governments to get insurance for municipal bonds for economic development projects and to hold public hearings before issuing bonds.

State and local officials would also have to share information they have about companies seeking development incentives.

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John Cochran VAMC
3:53 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Congressmen give Cochran VA Center good marks for improvement

The John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center in St. Louis got bipartisan praise on Wednesday for addressing customer service and equipment sterilization issues that have plagued it for nearly two years.

Here's a brief recap of those problems:

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Morning News Round-up
9:35 am
Tue December 20, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A view of Forest Park in St. Louis.
(via Flickr/pasa47)

Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

Slay authorizes $64 million in bonds for St. Louis parks

Funding for St. Louis City parks will no longer be siphoned into other capital improvement projects, following a bill signing by Mayor Francis Slay Monday night.

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from St. Louis on the Air
4:49 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

Congressman Carnahan remains tight-lipped about 2012 plans

Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis.
(Wikimedia Commons/Online Congressional Guide)

As Missouri awaits a decision from Cole County Circuit Court about the redistricting map created by the Missouri General Assembly, 3rd District Congressman Russ Carnahan remains mum about his plans for re-election in 2012.  Saying it makes little sense to make any decision before the Court’s, Carnahan refused to say whether or not he’d consider a run in the 1st District against Democrat Lacy Clay.

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Funding flexibility
3:48 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

More flexibility recommended for transit money

A bill proposed by Rep. Russ Carnahan would give mass transit agencies like Metro the ability to spend federal dollars to operate buses and trains.
(via Flickr/lordsutch)

A Democratic Congressman from Missouri has proposed giving transit agencies across the country more flexibility in how they spend federal transit dollars.

Rep. Russ Carnahan says despite millions of dollars from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (better known as the stimulus bill), more than 85 percent of transit systems across the country had to cut service, raise fares, or both - even as more and more people came to rely on transit.

That, Carnahan says, is because the federal money has to go toward capital purchases like new buses.

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Robin Carnahan
3:10 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

Robin Carnahan will not seek third term as Mo. Secretary of State

Mo. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.
(via Wikimedia Commons)

Updated 5:02 p.m. with statement from the Missouri Democratic Party.

Update: 3:22 p.m.: Mo. State Rep. Jason Kander, D-Kansas City has announced he will be a candidate for the position via an announcement on his website. Here's an excerpt:

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Congressional Map Taken to Court
3:12 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

Lawsuit filed over Missouri's congressional map

The "Grand Compromise" map that become law after Mo. lawmakers overrode Gov. Nixon's veto.
(Mo. Senate)

A lawsuit has been filed challenging a new Missouri law redrawing the state's congressional districts based on the 2010 census.

A half-dozen citizens are listed as plaintiffs on the lawsuit filed today in Cole County Circuit Court contending the new districts were designed to serve partisan ends rather to fairly represent Missourians.

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