Tag: Cort VanOstran

Democratic challenger for 2nd District earns UAW endorsement

One of the Democratic challengers for 2nd Congressional District in Missouri received an endorsement on Thursday from a national organization. Cort VanOstran, a political newcomer, lawyer and visiting lecturer at Washington University School of Law announced that he received the endorsement of the United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). This marks the second major labor endorsement in two weeks for his campaign. VanOstran is running for the 2nd Congressional District, which is currently held […]

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 […]

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 […]

One 2nd District Democrat has significant fundraising lead over other challengers

The race for the 2nd District Congressional seat is heating up as one Democrat candidate has raised serious campaign money in a bid to oust incumbent U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner. According to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) website, Cort VanOstran, a Clayton resident, now has $182,395 cash on hand to spend towards defeating Wagner, which is more than $100,000 over any other Democratic challenger. Wagner’s 2nd District, which was once a largely ignored district for […]

Clayton Times Interview: Democratic Challenger Cort VanOstran

As the next election cycle is approaching, Clayton Times has decided to reach out to all primary candidates for the 2nd Congressional District in Missouri. We’ve previously talked with Mark Osmack, Kelli Dunaway, and Bill Haas. At last, we had the opportunity to interview the final Democrat challenger, Cort VanOstran. VanOstran, who lives in Clayton, is a Harvard grad and visiting lecturer at Washington University School of Law. According to his website, Cort also teaches […]

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 attorney hopes to unseat Wagner for U.S. Congress

A Clayton resident and attorney hopes to unseat incumbent Congresswoman Ann Wagner in 2018, which would turn that seat over to the Democrat minority. Cort VanOstran is a 2014 Washington University Law School grad, practices law at Gray, Ritter, and Graham, and also teaches at Wash U. VanOstran says Wagner’s recent vote to replace Obamacare was a mistake. “Rep. Ann Wagner’s recent health care vote is a slap in the face to families in our […]