Sunday, August 5, 2012
The Democrat U.S. Senator said that Jefferson County is vital to her winning re-election in November.
“The most patriotic thing you can do in America is to get in there and make a difference in these elections,” Senator Claire McCaskill told volunteers in Arnold preparing to canvass the area to talk to undecided voters. “Make sure our country reflects our values. That’s what this is about.” McCaskill is currently home in St. Louis while Congress is in recess. McCaskill appeared relaxed with her volunteers and down to earth. She even joked with them about the day after the upcoming primary. “Tuesday is going to be like Christmas. I’m finally going to get to unwrap the package and see who I’m going to beat in November,” she said to a round of laughter. McCaskill said that while she is home she plans to visit with her supporters every day. “I…
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Incumbent state representative John McCaherty to raffle the civilian version of the military M16 rifle at a fundraising dinner Aug. 27.
Missouri Rep. John McCaherty (R-90th District), of High Ridge, has been a long supporter of the national Rifle Association (NRA). And the organization has supported him back. This year, as the Aug. 7 primary election nears, McCaherty, who also is pastor of the First Baptist Church of Murphy, is holding a raffle to award one lucky winner with an AR15 rifle that was given to him by the NRA. "It was donated by the NRA," said Ray Brockman, who organizes McCaherty's campaign group Citizens for McCaherty. As a raffle item, Brockman said. "I'd call it unusual." Brockman said McCaherty has been a lifelong supporter of the NRA. The .223 CMMG AR15 being raffled is a Missouri-made weapon, Brockman said. The weapon is the civilian version of the …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
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Sunday, July 1, 2012
Wildwood resident and U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, rated the most conservative congressman in Missouri, told Chesterfield Township Republicans' Saturday morning there are many signals "things are not right in America."
Thursday was a unique marker in American history, declared U.S. Rep. William "Todd" Akin, R-Wildwood, to Chesterfield Township Republicans' Saturday morning at the group's monthly membership meeting. Akin, also a U.S. Senate candidate, told the 50 attendees mainly from Wildwood and Chesterfield that he agreed with the vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress related to his decision to withhold information about a recently mishandled Mexico-related gun-tracking operation. "I called for his (Holder's) resignation," said Akin at the meeting hosted at the Daniel Boone Branch of the St. Louis County Library in Ellisville. "There's been so much stonewalling. I think it’s pretty serious; a whole lot of recent action …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Republicans in Wisconsin may look to Romney as only possible candidate to beat Obama.
It’s come down to Rick Santorum’s feet on the ground versus Mitt Romney’s money in the bank. And so far, it seems Romney’s cash is king, at least in Wisconsin, according to the Christian Science Monitor. Romney overcame a significant early deficit to Santorum in polling, even though he never set foot in the state until Friday. Romney now leads polling, 39 percent to 31 percent over Santorum. "Combined spending by the Romney campaign and Restore Our Future, a pro-Romney “super political-action committee,” totaled about $2 million," the Christian Science Monitor reported. "By contrast, Santorum’s campaign had spent under $100,000 by last Sunday, while a super PAC backing Santorum, had spent about $300,000." Santorum has countered by equating…
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Area drivers should expect possible traffic delays to and from downtown St. Louis Tuesday with the Cardinals playoff game taking place during a campaign visit from President Obama.
UPDATED: 11:4O a.m. Tuesday- Area drivers should expect traffic delays to and from downtown St. Louis Tuesday with the Cardinals playoff game taking place during a campaign visit from President Obama. The Cards play the Philadelphia Phillies at 4 p.m. in St. Louis at Busch Stadium Tuesday. President Obama is scheduled to attend a fundraiser taking place at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown St. Louis from 5 to 8 p.m. According to the The White House itinerary, Obama is expected at Lambert International Airport at 5:25 p.m. He's scheduled to make a statement at the Renaissance Hotel at 6:25 p.m. then make another appearance at a private residence at 7:35 p.m. The president is expected back on Air Force One at Lambert at 9 p.m. for departure …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The Missouri Ethics Commission says it will waive $1,800 of the fee if Amato has no further ethics violations within the next two years.
The Missouri Ethics Commission placed a $2,000 fine on Phil Amato for donor reporting violations related to his campaign for a Jefferson County Council seat last year. Amato, who was elected a Arnold’s Ward 3 Councilman in April, will only have to pay $200 of the fine if no further ethics violations occur within two years and the money is paid by Sept. 26, stated a document posted on the Missouri Ethics Commission website. “The responsibility for the violations is all on me. It was my campaign,” Amato said in a phone interview. Amato said he should have read the reporting requirements more closely. The commission stated that campaign finance violations occurred at a fundraising event for Amato on Oct. 12, 2010. Twelve donors each gave …