Thursday, August 2, 2012
His attorney says, "This issue has not been finally resolved" moments after the county Republican Central Committee member beat a trespassing charge.
After being acquitted of trespassing charges at the March 17 St. Charles County Republican Caucus, Brent Stafford said he felt vindicated, but sorry he had to go through the trial to begin with. “It was not my actions that put me in this position,” said Stafford, a St. Charles County Republican Committee member. “It was the actions of Eugene Dokes and Bryan Spencer that put me in this position. They didn’t follow the rules.” Stafford blames Dokes, St. Charles County Republican Central Committee chairman, and Spencer, a former committee member, with trying to control the caucus’ outcome and prevent a large group of Ron Paul supporters from controlling the meeting. Dokes had said he was trying to be fair to all those who came to the caucus …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
St. Peters judge said the Ron Paul supporter was not given specific order or opportunity to leave the grounds.
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- Joe Scott
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
St. Peters Municipal Court Judge Donald Kohl ruled Brent Stafford not guilty of trespassing after the March 17 St. Charles County Republican Caucus at Francis Howell North. Kohl approved a motion for acquittal by defense attorney David Roland, of the Freedom Center of Missouri. Roland cross-examined prosecution witnesses, but had not yet presented defense witnesses. “Those in authority can’t trespass unless they are specifically ordered to leave,” Kohl said while giving his ruling. “And then they have to be given an opportunity to leave.” The St. Charles County Republican Central Committee had rented out the building, and Brent Stafford was a committee member. Roland said the city had not shown that Stafford, a Central Committee member, …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Ron Paul was the big winner in the St. Charles County Republicans second attempt to hold a caucus.
The Republicans in St. Charles County finally got a chance to have their voices heard at Tuesday's caucus. At the end of the four-hour long caucus the loudest voices belonged to Ron Paul supporters. The Texas congressman picked up a clean sweep at round 2 of the caucus. The pro-Paul slate Constitutional Conservatives picked up the 59 delegates for District 2 and the 88 delegates for District 3. Those delegates will go onto the Congressional District Caucuses on April 21. Paul's slate won the state delegation vote as well. "It was great," said Bryce Steinhoff, Ron Paul County coordinator for St. Charles County. "It was a lot of hard weeks of getting out the vote. It was old fashioned—we went to people's houses, we knocked on doors, we …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
GOP faithful to gather at 7 p.m. on April 10 at the St. Charles County Convention Center.
The St. Charles County Republicans are ready for round two of the caucus process. After the first attempt to caucus ended prematurely, St. Charles County residents will get a second chance at choosing a presidential candidate. The caucus is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the St. Charles County Convention Center. The first caucus on St. Patrick's Day, at Francis Howell North High School, went unfinished after a brouhaha between rival candidate supporters. A dispute arose over the use of recording devices. Supporters of Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum bickered and things escalated. At approximately 11 a.m., rules for the event were given to the crowd, which included no videotaping. The crowd became upset with the …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Process will decide how Republican presidential delegates are dispersed.
After weeks of explanations and prognostications, caucus time is only days away for most Republicans in the St. Louis metro area. In most years, caucuses are simply a mechanism to approve delegates of whoever prevailed in the Republican primary. But due to the Missouri legislature not moving the primary date, the Missouri Republican Party decided to utilize caucuses as the mechanism to allocate delegates. A previous column explained the process. And the Missouri Republican Party put information about the event on its website. St. Louis County is selecting delegates by township, so here's the complete list of locations based off the MRP's web site: As noted several times before, St. Charles County is having its caucus at St. Francis Howell …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Plus: Caucus locations set for St. Charles County.
The kickoff of Missouri’s biennial filing day is often littered with surprises. But this year’s iteration may have taken the cake. Obviously, the biggest news is U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan’s decision to run in the 1st Congressional District. The St. Louis City Democrat had considered running in the GOP-leaning 2nd Congressional District, but instead decided to enter into a race that will have him battling U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay (D-St. Louis City). That race will be closely watched, since the district that encompasses all of St. Louis City and some of St. Louis County has a heavy Democratic lean. In essence, winning the Democratic primary is tantamount to election. An auxiliary effect of Carnahan’s decision means there probably won’t be a major …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Republican presidential-hopeful is second candidate to spend time in St. Charles this year.
Ron Paul is expected to address a crowd at Hyland Arena at Lindenwood University March 10, just 7 days before St. Charles County Republicans caucus. Paul will speak at 3 p.m., according to an article posted on Lindenwood University's website. Admission is free and open to the public and people will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Paul will be the second Republican nominee to spend time in St. Charles County in 2012. Republican candidate Rick Santorum, former Senator from Pennsylvania, gave a speech at the St. Charles Community College on Jan. 30 and then returned and spoke to a crowd at St. Charles Convention Center on Feb. 7, the night he won the most votes in Missouri's nonbinding primary contest. The St. Charles County …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The presidential primary is set for the Feb. 7 ballot, Super Tuesday, but Missouri's March 17 caucus will help choose the Republican presidential nominee.
Even with presidential hopeful Rick Santorum’s visit to St. Charles County, Missouri is looking like an outsider in the presidential candidate selection process. Among those calling Missouri’s Feb. 7 presidential primary “meaningless" is Politico blogger Reid J. Epstein. One Republican presidential frontrunner, Newt Gingrich, won’t even be on the Missouri ballot. The state’s Republican primary is nonbinding. The Republican nominee will be chosen at a March 17 caucus rather than the primary. State Republican officials chose to go with a March caucus after the state Legislature failed to move the primary, as reported by the St. Louis Beacon. The national Republican and Democratic parties ruled that only four states could have primaries or …