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 …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The next U.S. Representative for Missouri's 2nd District, Ann Wagner answered Patch users' questions in a Thursday afternoon interview
The tweet came down Thursday from House Majority Leader U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va): "The House will not adjourn the 112th Congress until a credible solution to the fiscal cliff has been announced." As negotiations to avert deep automatic spending cuts and tax increases beginning January 1, House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama met at the White House Thursday. Representative-Elect Ann Wagner, meanwhile, is one of 70 incoming freshman in the 113th session, sitting interested, waiting in the wings. The Ballwin Republican sat down with Patch Thursday afternoon in her former campaign headquarters to answer questions about the fiscal cliff, and to answer questions posed by Patch users. Fiscal Cliff Wagner said she's …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Oakville resident is trying to succeed current U.S. Representative Todd Akin
Name : Mr. Glenn Micheal Koenen Age : 55 Place of residence : Oakville Missouri Attended college : Yes College : St Louis University Degree : BA Communications & Poli Sci Year of graduation : May-78 University : UMSL Degree : MA - English Year of graduation : Jan-86 Job titles held : Executive Director Employers : Circle Of Concern Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U S House of Representatives Chamber/district: 2nd District MO Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : None Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None Address P O Box 403 Valley Park MO 63088 Name : Dave Pequignot Title : Treasurer Website : www.koenenforcongress.com I am a life long St. Louisan.
Monday, August 6, 2012
The high-stakes battle between incumbent members of Congress will come to an end Tuesday. Our 'Blue Arch' Panelists also weigh in on implications for other Democrats.
When a panel of influential Democrats were asked who would win Tuesday's primary election pitting U.S. Rep. William 'Lacy' Clay and U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, a majority picked Clay to represent the party in the redrawn First Congressional District come November. More than 50 influential Democrats were asked using an automated survey tool what they thought about a variety of questions tied to the Clay-Carnahan race among other topics. Twenty-nine responses were collected with fifty-eight point six (58.6) percent favoring Clay, 34.5 percent backing Carnahan, and 6.9% percent having no opinion. No respondents chose Candice Britton, who is also running in the primary. The survey also asked if the result of the Clay-Carnahan primary will have …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The GOP frontrunner in the race for Missouri's Second Congressional District says she's focused on debating voters in the waning days of the primary campaign. One of her opponents says he's been trying to arrange a debate since March.
With two weeks left before the August 7 primary, candidates are scrambling to reach out to every possible vote, attending event after event and forum after forum. But time is running out for candidates to appear at the same time and in the same place. In the 2nd congressional district Republican primary, the last such opportunity may have taken place Tuesday, when Ann Wagner and Dr. Randy Jotte spoke at a St. Louis County Republican Women’s forum. While they talked health care, energy, and the economy, the most heated portion of the forum came as the candidates argued over campaign tactics in the closing days. Jotte claims he’s been seeking a debate since March, through press releases and contacts between the campaigns. Recently, he took …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
A bill has been introduced in the United States Senate that would raise the federal minimum wage to $9.88 an hour. Good or bad idea?
A U.S. Senator from Iowa had introduced legislation in Congress that would raise the national minimum wage by more than $2. Now, the national minimum wage stands at $7.25 an hour. U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat, wants that minimum wage workers making $9.88 an hour. NPR reports that, according to the Economic Policy Institute, if Harkin has his way and the minimum wage was actually raised to $9.88 an hour, it would increase wages for 30 million Americans — 10 percent of the country. Harkin, in the NPR report, argues that most people making the minimum wage spend just about all their money because they don't have much left. Giving them a raise, he says, woudl mean more for the nation's gross domestic product. From the report: Harkin …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Martin to challenge Chris Koster for Missouri Attorney General.
Two days after a Webster Groves doctor made the 2nd Congressional district Republican primary a three candidate race, the contest is back down to two in the running. Thursday morning, St. Louis attorney Ed Martin announced he would drop out of the GOP primary for Congress and instead challenge Chris Koster to become the state's top lawyer. Feeding off of his near-victory against Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-St. Louis) in 2010, Martin had support in his bid to succeed Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood), but has lagged considerably in fundraising compared to former RNC Co-Chair Ann Wagner, who has also lined up endorsements from national Republican figures, including John Ashcroft, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Former Arkansas Governor and …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Randy Jotte, of Webster Groves, says the nation must "get off the merry-go-round" to solve problems.
Randy Jotte, an emergency room doctor at Barnes Jewish Hospital, has officially announced plans to run for the Republican nomination in the race for the second congressional district. Jotte, who is also an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, made the announcement during a news conference this morning at the St. Louis Carousel at Faust Park, in Chesterfield. "The Washington, D.C. politicians are taking us around and around, going nowhere," Jotte said, and gesturing toward the historic carousel behind him. "Our country is suffering. We're ready to stop the merry-go-round," he said. The Webster Groves native is joining former RNC Co-Chair Ann Wagner and Attorney Ed Martin in the race for the …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Jotte, of Webster Groves, plans to make an official announcement of his run for the Republican nomination at a news conference Tuesday in Chesterfield.
Webster Groves native Randy Jotte is throwing his hat in the ring for the Republican nomination in Missouri's newly redrawn second congressional district. He plans to officially announce his candidacy in a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Louis Carousel at Faust Park, which is located at 15189 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield. Jotte joins former RNC Co-Chair Ann Wagner and Attorney Ed Martin, both of whom have been in the race for months. The seat is being left vacant by U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, who is running for the U.S. Senate. Jotte, a 1978 graduate of De Smet, is an emergency physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. He served as a …
Friday, December 9, 2011
The congressional candidate considered a bid for the GOP nomination for Governor.
The St. Louis Beacon is reporting that Ed Martin, who after a recent KMOX radio appearance caused a stir in political circles by suggesting he would consider entering the GOP race for Governor, has decided to remain in the Republican primary for the 2nd Congressional district. Martin is opposed by former RNC Co-Chair Ann Wagner, who has also fended off questions about switching to another contest, in light of her strong fundraising totals. Read Jo Mannies' report to find out what the Martin campaign did in the last week to consider the switch, prompted by KMOX host Mark Reardon after Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder announced he would not run for the state's top job. Martin's decision leaves St. Louis businessman David Spence and Bill …