U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate
1:20 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Durbin: Democrats to keep pushing payroll tax cut

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
(via Wikimedia Commons/United States Senate)

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says Democrats will continue to push for votes on a payroll tax cut extension after it failed.

Senate Republicans on Thursday rejected a Democratic plan to pay for the $120 billion tax cut extension with an extra tax on income above $1 million. Durbin says Congress is "going to go back to this next week and the following week."

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
12:34 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

Emerson says she'll pass on 2012 U.S. Senate run

Republican Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson, who was previously considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2012, says she will pass on the venture. (Office of Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson)

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau has announced today she's not going to pursue a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2012, the St. Louis Beacon reports.

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Election 2012
11:44 am
Fri February 4, 2011

Steelman raises $200K for U.S. Senate bid

U.S. Senate hopeful Sarah Steelman has raised $200,000 for her campaign, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

According to the paper, Steelman raised the sum in about a month.

So where does that put Steelman among her fellow U.S. Senate candidates? The Post-Dispatch lists the candidates' fundraising progress as follows:

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Election 2012
12:44 pm
Thu February 3, 2011

Emerson considering U.S. Senate run in 2012

Republican Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson says she is considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2012. (Office of Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson)
(Office of Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson)

Reporting from KRCU's Jacob McCleland was used for this report.

Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson says that she is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2012.

Emerson has been a member of Congress since 1996. Her rural district encompasses all of Southeast Missouri and includes the towns of Cape Girardeau, West Plains, Farmington, and Rolla.

Emerson says that she is not going to rush into a decision.

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Election 2012
4:50 pm
Mon January 31, 2011

Ed Martin announces U.S. Senate run

A screen capture of Ed Martin's YouTube video announcing his run for U.S. Senate in 2012. (via YouTube/EdMartinForCongress)

Fresh on the heels of his failed bid for U.S. Congress, St. Louis Republican Ed Martin has announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate.

Martin made the announcement via YouTube video today.

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Jim Talent
5:43 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

Talent announcement against another Senate run expected soon

Former U.S. Senator Jim Talent (via Wikimedia Commons/Tom)

UPDATE 3:25 p.m. Jan. 27, 2011:

As expected, Talent has announced that he will not run for Senate in 2012. He shared the news with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today.

UPDATE 10:53 a.m. Jan. 26, 2011:

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Bond farewell
3:42 pm
Tue December 14, 2010

Bond bids Senate farewell

St. Louis Public Radio photo

"There's nothing like being eulogized while you're still breathing," Sen. Kit Bond said Tuesday as he stepped to a podium in the U.S.

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Election 2012
9:21 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Steelman challenging McCaskill in 2012

Sarah Steelman, as pictured on her website.

As reported by Jake Wagman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and POLITICO's David Catanese, Republican Sarah Steelman has officially announced her bid to challenge incumbent Claire McCaskill in 2012.

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