Tag: Ann Wagner

Clayton Township Democrats to pick favorites in federal, state and local races

With more than 20 Democrats running for office in nine federal, state and local seats, the Clayton Township Democrats will pick their favorites Tuesday night. About 30 candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Missouri Senate, Missouri House, St. Louis County, Executive, St. Louis County Prosecutor and St. Louis County Council races will be in attendance at the University Public Library seeking endorsements from local voters. The event starts at 7 p.m. and each candidate will have […]

Democratic challenger for 2nd District earns End Citizens United endorsement

One of the Democratic challengers for 2nd Congressional District in Missouri received an endorsement on Wednesday from a national organization that supports candidates who champion campaign finance reform. Cort VanOstran, a political newcomer, and visiting lecturer at Washington University School of Law announced that he received the endorsement of End Citizens United (ECU). VanOstran is running for the 2nd Congressional District, which is currently held by Republican Congresswoman Ann Wagner who is seeking re-election. The […]

Updating the players in the Greitens investigation

As the varying criminal investigations continue and the path toward the Governor’s May trial unfolds, many of the players are the same from our initial update for a few weeks ago. However, as the investigations have moved forward, several other players have been brought into prominent roles. So we have an update for those following the cases. The key holdovers from the last update: Mark Bobak – Still the chairman of the board of the […]

Wagner dominant in raising campaign contributions

As the 2nd Congressional Race heats up, incumbent Rep. Ann Wagner has financial steam with over $3 million on hand. Wagner’s office which represents the 2nd District, is located right outside of St. Louis city and includes parts of Jefferson, St. Charles and St. Louis counties, announced that the congresswoman has raised $2,011,652.06 for the election cycle thus far. In addition to the election cycle money raised, Wagner also has $3,237,011.16 cash on hand. The […]

Clayton Township Democrats kick off new year discussing progressive movement, community policing

UNIVERSITY CITY — The political season has begun and the Clayton Township Democrats kicked off the new year by focusing on the progressive movement in 2018 and beyond at their monthly meeting Thursday night. About 30 local residents met at the University City Public Library to hear from Adam Kustra, the leader of Mobilize Missouri, who also managed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign in Missouri in 2016. Kustra spoke about some of the most pressing […]

Former 2nd District Democrat candidate blasts primary opponents

A former candidate who hoped to unseat Congresswoman Ann Wagner from the Missouri 2nd District blasted other Democrats as she made her exit. Last month, Kelli Dunaway dropped out of the four-way Democrat primary race stating in an interview with Daily Kos, that she had a difficult time raising money as the other candidates and stated that there was an establishment problem. “It’s a structural problem,” Dunaway told Daily Kos. “The system is set up so […]

Clayton Times Conversation: Democratic challenger Bill Haas

In our continued Clayton Conversations series, we had the chance to talk with one of the candidates for Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District. Bill Hass, a Democrat, is seeking to defeat Republican Congresswoman Ann Wagner pending the results from the Aug. 7, 2018 primary. Hass, isn’t new when it comes to political races. He previously ran for the 2nd District in 2008 but lost the general election against Todd Akin’s 62 percent of the vote. Currently, […]

Clayton Times Conversation: Democratic challenger Kelli Dunaway

This week, Clayton Times had a chance to sit down with one of the candidates for Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District. Kelli Dunaway, a Democrat, is seeking to challenge Republican Congresswoman Ann Wagner pending the results from the Aug. 7, 2018 primary. Dunaway, who lives in Chesterfield, is the Assistant Director of Legal Professional Development at Bryan Cave and once served as a field organizer for Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign. Clayton Times: What compelled […]

Guest Column: A letter of support for Congresswoman Ann Wagner

On Friday, I read a profile of Democrat Mark Osmack on the Clayton Times website. Some of his comments struck me as misleading and others were downright lies. I have known Congresswoman Wagner for years now and, contrary to what Mr. Osmack says, Ann gladly spends time in Jefferson County. In fact, my family has known the Wagners (nee Trousdale) since Ann grew up in South County, went to high school at Cor Jesu, which […]

Democratic challenger: Rep. Wagner out of touch with constituents

With the 2016 election still fresh in voters’ minds, it’s hard to imagine another one just around the corner. However, Missouri in particular will have some interesting races, with incumbents Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, and Representatives Ann Wagner, a Republican, and Lacy Clay, a Democrat, defending their congressional seats for the St. Louis region. Wagner’s 2nd District, which was once a largely ignored district for the Democrats, will now become one of their most desired […]