Saturday, January 5, 2013
Veteran Congressman delivered his final speech on the House floor Monday. Carnahan lost an August primary to Rep. William Lacy Clay.
On the eve of the final votes of the 112th Congress, U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan gave his farewell speech Monday morning, on the floor of the United States House of Representatives. Carnahan lost the August primary race against Rep. William Lacy Clay for the 1st Congressional District seat. The City of Hazelwood is in the 1st District. Carnahan was redistricted out of his 3rd District seat. In the speech, Rep. Carnahan thanked members of his staff, those he has worked with in the St. Louis community, and the voters who sent him to Washington. “To the Missourians I’ve had the great honor to represent, I am gratified and humbled beyond belief to be able to represent them in this U.S. House of Representatives for eight years,” said Rep. Carnahan…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The U.S. House went along with a Senate plan Tuesday to address expiring Bush-era tax cuts while delaying spending cuts.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted late Tuesday night 257-167 to endorse a Senate vote early Tuesday morning on a bill to avert the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", as tax cuts passed when George W. Bush was President expired January 1, in addition to automatic spending cuts which were delayed. A complete list of the yeas and nays can be found on the website for the House of Representatives. Of those who represent the greater St. Louis region, Democrats William Lacy Clay and Russ Carnahan, along with Republicans Blaine Luetkemeyer and Jo Ann Emerson voted yes, while Todd Akin voted no. Kansas City area Congressman Sam Graves was one of six House members who did not vote. The Senate legislation passed early Tuesday 89-8. Remember you can get…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Representative-Elect Ann Wagner answered more Patch user questions and talked about the work being done to prepare as she's sworn into office next month
Visitors to 14551 Manchester Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011 will notice the level of activity there is not up to the level it was just a few weeks ago. In fact, the walls in the campaign office of now Congresswoman-Elect Ann Wagner are now barren, save for the maps she carried around during campaign appearances to explain the boundaries of Missouri's new Second Congressional district. But while the campaign apparatus will wind down as soon as this week, Team Wagner is still plenty busy. As soon as the Ballwin Republican's victory over Democrat Glenn Koenen was assured November 6, another campaign began, this time for a leadership position. She was voted by her freshman colleagues to be their voice with GOP house leaders. Next up was getting a …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Democratic incumbent easily won over his Republican challenger.
In a win that surprised no one, Rep. William Lacy Clay defeated his Republican challenger Robyn Hamlin in Missouri's First Congressional District. This is the second time Clay has defeated Hamlin. With 214 of 497 precincts counted on the Missouri Secretary of State's website, the unofficial results show Clay won with 75.6 percent of the vote. Hamlin collected 20.9 percent. Libertarian candidate Robb Cunningham received 5,898 votes, or 3.5 percent. In the 214 precincts, Clay had 128,610 votes to Hamlin's 35,629. The First District trends Democratic and the big election of 2012 was the August primary when Clay faced off against fellow House member Russ Carnahan. Carnahan's residence moved from the 3rd District to the 1st when Missouri's …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The 1st District incumbent plans to focus on the economy and jobs for the district area.
After weeks of intraparty warfare in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, Rep. William Lacy Clay came out on top of Rep. Russ Carnahan Tuesday night. Rep. Clay toppled Rep. Carnahan Tuesday night 57,580-30,895, according to the unofficial results. “This showed that the people trusted me enough to represent them,” he said in his victory speech. “This race is about coming together and showing how we can work together in cohesion.” Rep. Carnahan conceded the race just after 10 p.m. and spoke to a crowd of supporters and family members. He thanked his family, including his wife and children; his mother former Sen. Jean Carnahan; his brother and sister, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan. "The sacrifices they have made for me have …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
After weeks of debating, campaigning, the two longstanding Democrats will face off today.
Tuesday, voters will decide the Democratic challenger in the hotly contested Missouri 1st Congressional District race. For weeks, Reps. William Lacy Clay and Russ Carnahan have been trading barbs in ads and interviews for the chance to continue serving St. Louis City and County residents. After Rep. Carnahan’s 3rd district was dissolved due to redistricting, he decided to run against Clay in the 1st Congressional District, which has turned into a slugfest. While the last financial reports revealed Carnahan had raised more and spent more than the 1st District incumbent, Clay struck first in television ads. Monday, KSDK News reported that Clay is edging Carnahan out, according to poll results from Survey USA. According to the poll, Clay is …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Candidate for the First Congressional district seat sits in the 'Colbert Report' hot seat.
Late night funny man Stephen Colbert has made a habit out of putting members of Congress in uncomfortable spots over the years in a regular segment on his satirical program, The Colbert Report. Thursday night, that segment featured U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-St. Louis), who is locked in a redistricted primary with U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay in the 1st Congressional district. But Colbert began the Q & A focusing on Monsanto, the Creve Coeur agri-giant. Colbert asked if the company's headquarters were in his district (the new 1st), and Rep. Carnahan said it was. Click here to go to the Colbert Nation website to see the segment Under the new boundaries, the company's headquarters appear to be physically located in the new 2nd Congressional …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The three Democratic candidates for Missouri's 1st Congressional District all gave individual radio interviews this week.
There may not have been a three-way debate, but each candidate in the Democratic primary for Missouri's 1st Congressional District got a chance to showcase themselves this week. Reps. William Lacy Clay and Russ Carnahan, as well as challenger Candice Britton spoke this week on St. Louis Public Radio's St. Louis on the Air. The candidates spoke with host Don Marsh and took questions from callers. To hear the interviews, click on each candidate's name. The interviews are listed in the order they ran this week. Carnahan and Clay debated each other earlier this week on KMOX 1120 AM. Britton was not a part of that debate. The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
He spoke Tuesday with St. Louis Public Radio.
The primary race for 1st District U.S. representative is good for the Democratic Party, Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-St. Louis) said Tuesday in a radio interview. Carnahan spoke with Don Marsh, host of the show "St. Louis on the Air" on St. Louis Public Radio. The representative and his opponent, Rep. William Lacy Clay, debated earlier this week on KMOX 1120 AM. Carnahan's complete remarks will be available in the "St. Louis on the Air" archives. More about the 1st District primary race on Patch:
Monday, July 30, 2012
The conversation off the air is just as hot is the on-air debate.
The debate between Reps. Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay on KMOX this morning has sparked an off-air debate among followers and detractors. To add your voice to this story, log in to Twitter and share your thoughts. Clay and Carnahan face off Aug. 7 in the Democratic primary for Missouri's 1st Congressional District.