U.S. Congress

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9:33 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

With Lame Duck Session Underway, McCaskill Weighs In On Iraq, Immigration

Credit Sen. McCaskill's Flickr page

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) says President Obama’s strategy on Iraq seems to be working and should be allowed more time to succeed. McCaskill, who serves on the Armed Services Committee, was a guest Sunday on “Face the Nation.”

When asked whether the U.S. should think about sending American troops into Iraq, the Missouri Democrat said she thinks air strikes have been effective in slowing ISIS down, and that she supports forming partnerships with moderate Sunnis.

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8th Congressional District
9:27 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Republicans Seeking To Succeed Emerson Make Their Case

Republican candidates for the soon-to-be-open 8th district seat meet the public in Cape Girardeau on Thursday night.
Jacob McCleland, KRCU.

Reporting from Jacob McCleland of KRCU.

The Republicans who hope to replace Jo Ann Emerson in the U.S. House of Representatives stressed their conservative credentials while trying to differentiate themselves in a crowded field at a voter forum in Cape Girardeau Thursday 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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Illinois Congressional Redistricting
11:40 am
Fri May 27, 2011

New Illinois congressional map released

A screen capture via Google Earth of the proposed Congressional redistricting map from Illinois Democrats. You can interact with the map via the link in the story below.
(Screen capture via Google Earth/Illinois Senate Redistricting Committee)

Illinois Democrats have released a much-anticipated map of new congressional districts.

The new map shows the state with 18 U.S. House districts after it lost one of its seats because of slowing population growth in the latest census.

The congressional map is a chance for Democrats to try to neutralize Republicans who captured a number of U.S. House seats in the last election.

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Election 2012
4:18 pm
Mon May 9, 2011

Martin drops race for Senate, enters race for Congress instead

A screen capture from Ed Martin's video announcement regarding his run for Congress in Missouri's newly-redrawn Second District.
(EdMartinForCongress.com screen capture/St. Louis Public Radio)

As we told you this morning in our news round-up, Republican attorney Ed Martin of St. Louis has dropped his campaign for U.S. Senate to enter a race for Congress instead.

In early polling, Martin trailed other likely GOP Senate contenders including Congressman Todd Akin and former-treasurer Sarah Steelman.

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Election 2012
11:13 am
Tue April 26, 2011

Ex-Mo. Republican chair Wagner may run for Congress

Ann Wagner has set up an exploratory committee for a potential campaign for U.S. Congress.
(via Wikimedia Commons/ United States Department of State)

Former Missouri Republican Party Chairwoman Ann Wagner has taken a step toward a run for Congress.

Wagner said Tuesday that she has set up an exploratory committee for a potential campaign in the 2nd Congressional District in suburban St. Louis. Wagner says her move is based on the likelihood that the 2nd District will be an open seat. The incumbent, Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, has been considering a challenge to Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.