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 …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Find all your candidate and local proposition information here. Plus, tell us in this Patch poll why you are or are not voting in Tuesday's election.
Are you heading the polls to cast your vote in Tuesday's election? (Check your voter registration here. ) There is a lot a stake. In addition to electing our president for the next four years, St. Louis County voters are also picking a U.S. senator. At the state level, voters will pick a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, along with state senators, representatives and judges. A number of issues will also be voted on Tuesday, including Proposition S, which would approve an operating tax levy for the Special School District of St. Louis County, Proposition B which would significantly raise Missouri tobacco taxes and a St. Louis County Library tax levy for library improvements. (Click here …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Mr. Obama is the 44th President of the United States and is looking to get reelected in the 2012 elections.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Name : Mr. Barack Hussein Obama Age : 51 Place of residence : Chicago, IL Attended college : Yes College : Columbia University Degree : Bachelor's degree in Political Science Year of graduation : 1983 University : Harvard University Law school Area of research : Juris Doctorate Year of graduation : 1991 Job titles held : Community Organizer, Developing Communities Project President, Harvard Law Review Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Chicago Law School Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Federal office Running for position: President of the United States Incumbent: Yes First elected: 2008 Previous elective offices : U.S. Senator (Ill.) Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None. Address P.O. Box 803638…
Mr. Romney, a former Governor of Massachusetts is the nominee of the Republican Party for President of the United States in the 2012 elections.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Name : Mr. Willard Mitt Romney Age : 65 Place of residence : Belmont, Mass. Attended college : Yes College : Brigham Young University Degree : Bachelor's Degree in English Year of graduation : 1971 University : Harvard University Law school and Business School Area of research : Juris Doctorate Year of graduation : 1975 Job titles held : Management Consultant, Boston Consulting Group Vice President, Bain & Company Co-Founder/CEO, Bain Capital Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Federal office Running for position: President of the United States Incumbent: No First elected: 2002 Previous elective offices : U.S. Senator (Mass.) Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : Ran for the position of Senator of Massachusetts in 1994. …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
A new study from the Pew Research Center says Americans think elections are too long and exhausting. And this year's Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney campaign is sure to be no different.
Republicans and Democrats find little to agree on these days, but they have some similar reactions to the 2012 presidential campaign. Nearly identical percentages of Republicans and Democrats say the election will be exhausting. That's according to a new Pew Research Center study released Thursday. The study shows most Americans say the campaign has been too long and dull (56 percent each), while 53 percent say it has been too negative. At the same time, an overwhelming majority (79 percent) views the presidential campaign as important. But this is nothing new, Pew says. The public has long expressed the view that presidential campaigns are too long. In surveys conducted over the past three campaigns, asked at different stages in race, …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The Missouri Republican Party will hold caucuses starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ethical Society of St. Louis and the St. Louis Masonry Center, among other locations.
Self-identified Republicans in Clayton and Richmond Heights can caucus for their chosen presidential candidate beginning Saturday morning. During the meeting, delegates will be selected to attend the Congressional District Conventions and State Convention. Most residents of these cities live in one of two townships: Clayton or Hadley. Those interested in learning which they are in should search here for their address and then cross-reference the three-letter code in the precinct field against this list, which identifies caucus locations, the Missouri Republican Party website states. (Get the Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch newsletter in your inbox.) The Clayton Township caucus will be held at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Clayton resident Tom Schweich, a Republican, serves as Missouri's auditor and has been asked to run for U.S. Senate.
Tom Schweich has no doubt former Gov. Mitt Romney will clinch the Republican presidential nomination. He just hopes it happens sooner rather than later so party leaders can "go against (President) Barack Obama" and not each other. "He's certainly way ahead in delegates," said Schweich, a Clayton resident, on Friday. In 2010, Romney came to St. Louis to support Schweich's campaign for Missouri auditor. It marked the first time the two had met. More than 500 people attended the fundraiser, which drew close to half a million dollars in donations. Schweich won the election. The next day, Romney called to congratulate him. Since that time, Schweich has endorsed Romney in his campaign for president. He accompanied him on a daylong trip through …
Sunday, December 26, 2010
St. Louis Artists Abroad members say they returned from Indonesia with a fresh perspective on art.
A diverse collective of St. Louis artists are fostering an ongoing cultural exchange between the U.S. and Indonesia. Headed by Davide Weaver, the executive director for the St. Louis Artists' Guild in Clayton, the St. Louis Artists Abroad group traveled in Indonesia from Nov. 17 to Dec. 5. Highlights from the trip included spending time with Mario Blanco, a famous Indonesian artist and owner of the Antonio Blanco Renaissance Museum in Ubud, Bali; enjoying the hospitality of the king of Ubud, Bali; and exhibiting artworks at the Renaissance Museum and the National Museum in Jakarta. The artists received special treatment while abroad—not just for being foreign visitors, but for sharing culture and ideas with locals through their art. …