Friday, March 15, 2013
Jim Pepper is running for a three-year term on the O'Fallon City Council.
Name: Jim Pepper Age: 68 Family: Married, two children, 3 grandchildren Education: Some College Occupation: Retired Previous elected offices: Mayor, Berdell Hills Councilman - Normandy Number of years living in O'Fallon: 12+ Organizations: Elks, No Hunger Holiday, Workforce Investment Board of St. Charles County, St Charles county Municipal League, National League of Cities – Committee on Economic Development. CANDIDATE QUESTIONS 1. What is the primary reason you are running for this office? To continue the work of improving the economic climate in O’Fallon 2. What will be your single most important priority if you get elected? Overhauling our permitting processes for both residents and businesses by making them less cumbersome. 3. …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Is this just post-election silliness or serious? White House forum draws attention from disappointed voters looking for a way out.
Considering Mitt Romney easily won Missouri on Nov. 6, it's not surprising that there are some disappointed Republicans in the Show-Me State. Some of them are so disappointed that they're petitioning to leave the union and create a new government. That's according to reports around the state and the country, where at least 30 other states have seen similar petition drives crop up. The petitions are filed on a section of the White House website. According to the Kansas City Star, if a petition gets 25,000 signatures in 30 days, the White House staff will review it and issue an "official response." Missouri’s petition had nearly 13,000 signatures by midday Tuesday. It asks that the White House "peacefully grant the State of Missouri to …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Colorado and Washington voters said yes to measures to legalize marijuana. Could it ever happen here? Petitions have been circulated in University City and elsewhere in the Show-Me State. Would you support it?
On the heels of ballot initiatives in Colorado and Washington that successfully legalized recreational use of pot by its residents, could it happen here in the Show-Me State? A petition drive to put it on the Nov. 6 ballot obviously failed, in spite of efforts around the state to get enough signatures. Activitists brought the drive to The U City Loop in February and the Eureka branch of the St. Louis Public Library in March. Informal polls on Eureka-Wildwood Patch and University City Patch showed overwhelming support for legalization. But, of course, they're self-selecting polls, not scientific. Most of us probably missed the Nov. 3 conference on the subject of legalizing pot in Missouri, hosted by the Show-Me Cannabis organizers. A study…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
How is it possible that Missourians voted overwhelmingly in favor of a Republican presidential nominee, but also voted in a Democratic senator and four Democratic statewide officers?
Explain this, kind Missouri voters. You overwhelmingly voted to give Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney the 10 electoral votes that our state had up for grabs. By more than 450,000 votes, in fact, the state went red—as all the pundits had expected. The presidential race headed the ballot, of course. Close behind, however, were the race for U.S. Senate, governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, attorney general and secretary of state. With the exception of Peter Kinder's huge win for a third term as the state's No. 2, every other race went blue: What does it mean? How can you explain the seemingly split personality of Missouri voters as manifested by Tuesday's election results? Please give us your analysis in the comments below.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Phone call concession from Democrat Susan Montee came just before 11 p.m. Tuesday night.
Peter Kinder, the Republican Lieutenant Governor of the State of Missouri, celebrated his election to a third term with supporters in Creve Coeur Tuesday night. Kinder was doing a radio interview by phone with talk show host Dana Loesch just before 11 p.m. Tuesday when he received a call from his opponent, former State Auditor Susan Montee. He returned the call to Montee and praised her concession, acknowledging that it was not an easy one to make. With 2577 of 3380 precincts reporting, Kinder maintained a 52.9-41.8 lead over Montee late Tuesday night. Around 10:30 p.m. Kinder spoke to reporters and while not outright declaring victory, spoke like a candidate who knew he would carry the night. He criticized Governor Jay Nixon for having …
During his acceptance speech Tuesday, Nixon said many in Missouri grew up hunting and fishing, enjoying nature. “I’ll be out there with them on the first day of deer season,” he said.
Incumbent Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced that Republican challenger Dave Spence called to concede the race. “Today, people at the ballots put Missouri’s business above the political squabbling,” Nixon told a room packed with supporters at The Pageant on the Loop. “They told us we’re moving in the right direction,” Nixon said to loud cheering and applause. “You know what else they said? ‘We must keep moving.’” Nixon said instead of demonizing the other party or pitting labor against corporations, Democrats and Republicans must work together to make Missouri competitive in the worldwide economic market. “We have to embrace the common values we all share,” he said. “Tonight we celebrate. Tomorrow, we get back to work.” Those among more …
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Election Day results from Tuesday, Nov. 6.
District 3 of the U.S. House of Representative comprises all or part of 13 Missouri counties.
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer has won the Missouri District 3 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Leutkemeyer (who was the 9th District Rep before redistricting eliminated the 9th District) was challenged in the race by Democrat Eric C. Mayer and Libertarian Steve Wilson. KSDK.com reported that with 50 percent of precincts reporting, Luetkemeyer had 70 percent of the vote, Mayer 27 percent and Wilson 3 percent. At 9:15 p.m., KSDK tweeted that Luetkemeyer had won the race. The new 3rd District includes all or part of 12 Missouri counties (Warren, Montgomery, Jefferson, Franklin, Gasconade, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Lincoln, Maries, Miller and Osage) in addition to part of St. Charles County. Luetkemeyer, who lives in Miller County, was…