Thursday, November 8, 2012
It's a bit early, but Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's name is being bandied about as part of a Democratic ticket in 2016.
- Joe Scott
Thursday, November 8, 2012
As Gov. Jay Nixon and Sen. Claire McCaskill led a blue resurgence in a red state in 2012, some started mixing mentions of the Missouri governor with the year 2016. St. Louis Post Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan may have been among the first to suggest a Democratic Nixon taking run at White House. But national media have since picked up on the fact that Nixon, a Democrat, has turned up the ability to appeal to Republicans as part of this year's re-election effort, as chronicled by the Huffington Post. “I think if Gov. Nixon were to run for president in 2016, he would use the Bill Clinton model from 1992 and run as a centrist or moderate,” said David Kimball, professor of political science at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Others …
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
Plus, the Missouri tobacco tax and judicial ballot question fail, while St. Louis County Library System's Prop L and the Special School District of St. Louis County's Prop S both pass.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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 …
Jim Higgins said he expects Democrat Jay Nixon to win.
Libertarian Party member Jim Higgins has seen his name on the ballot before in runs for Congress, but Tuesday night he did something for the first time. He voted for himself as a statewide candidate. "It's a thrill," Higgins, a Creve Coeur area resident said after casting his ballot at Craig School. He knows he has an uphill and unlikely climb in his bid for the Governor's office. In fact, he's predicting Jay Nixon will win a second term by a solid margin. "He's not an unpopular governor," Higgins said of Nixon. What did he think about his Republican opponent, businessman Dave Spence? "Outside of claiming that he'd produce jobs,, he didn't really go into detail how he was going to do that so I don't think he was that strong of a candidate…
This is where you can find election results for local and legislative races.
- - - Updated at 11:35 p.m. - - - Incumbent Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced he had received a concession call from Republican challenger Ed Martin. Koster also thanked the 400 or so employees at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. “My success tonight is completely a reflection of them and their dedication to the state we love,” Koster said. - - - Updated at 11:30 p.m. - - - 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 …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Find your polling place, read a sample ballot, research the candidates and watch the election results come in on Nov. 6!
Welcome to your home for local November 2012 election news for the City of Hazelwood! - - - Updated at 1:33 a.m. - - - Gina Walsh deafeats Jaqueline Thomas for the State Senate District 13 seat. "Yesterday was a victory for Missouri’s working families in North St. Louis County," Walsh said on her election site. " A tremendous testament to middle class families, seniors and veterans, educators, all the people of North County. "This is the way elections are supposed to be decided, by the people." - - - Updated at 1:32 a.m. - - - Bill Otto defeats Eugene Dokes by a close margine for the State Representative District 70 seat. "With a 4 point margin we can declare this a victory!" he said on his Facebook page. - - - Updated at 1:31 a.m. - - - …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Governor Jay Nixon and others battle perception that Mitt Romney could give Republicans a lift in Missouri on election day.
One day after most of the statewide Republican Party ticket made its way to St. Louis County with a rally in Valley Park, Democrats, led by Governor Jay Nixon, gathered outside a Town and Country-area labor hall to urge on volunteers in the closing days of the campaign. Nixon, Lieutenant Governor candidate Susan Montee, State Treasurer Clint Zweifel, Attorney General Chris Koster and Secretary of State candidate Jason Kander were at the The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Hall in unincorporated St. Louis County just north of Manchester Road after many of them had been at a Webster Groves rally featuring former U.S. Representative Dick Gephardt. Nixon, who played ringleader for the event, said that between Saturday …
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect Hazelwood and St. Louis County, locally and at the state level.
As we close in on November’s elections, Hazelwood Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. In addition to our own coverage, we have invited candidates in every race to upload information about their campaigns directly to this site. You will definitely want to bookmark this page for updates. U.S. Senate Claire McCaskill's bid for re-election will be closely watched by the entire nation in part because of her close ties to President Obama's 2008 campaign. The fiercely-fought GOP primary saw U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood), emerge victorious, only to be under fire a few weeks later because of comments he mde in a television interview regarding pregnancy and rape. A September 25 deadline for …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The latest Blue Arch survey of Democratic activists asked about the party's slate of candidates for statewide office November 6.
Democrats are overwhelmingly confident that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will be re-elected to a second term in Jefferson City. They are pessimistic that a Democrat will occupy the office that is second in line. In the latest unscientific Patch Blue Arch survey conducted Thursday through Saturday morning, 21 activists, current and former officials, and voters responded to questions about the party's statewide ticket. When asked "Which statewide candidate are you most confident will win in November," 81 percent answered Jay Nixon, who is running against St. Louis area businessman Dave Spence, a political newcomer. Chris Koster received 14 point 3 percent and 4.8 percent answered Clint Zweifel. Why? Democrats said it is because Nixon is …