Tag: Democrats

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 […]

Are Republicans abandoning opposition to the Missouri Plan?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  In 2017, Republicans strongly questioned the effectiveness of the Missouri nonpartisan court plan while the Appellate Judicial Commission sought to fill the vacancy left by the late Judge Richard Teitelman. Republicans argue that the Missouri Plan, as it is called, gives trial lawyers too much control over the appointment process of the same judges they would be arguing their cases before. Their opposition of the nonpartisan court plan marks yet another instance […]

Gladney endorsed by Fire Fighters in HD 87 race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The race to become the next state representative for House District 87 looks to be heating up, with Army veteran and attorney Sam Gladney picking up a strong endorsement this week. The Professional Fire Fighters of Eastern Missouri and the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters both endorsed the Democratic candidate, saying “Sam Gladney gets it.  He is the right person, at the right time for the right job and we […]

South County Republican Trakas plays key role in North County Democrats’ council majority

CLAYTON, MO – They say politics makes for strange bedfellows. A South County Republican taking his marching orders from North County Democrats to add more employees to county bureaucracy would prove them right. It has become common knowledge that Ernie Trakas, who represents South County on the county council, has consistently voted with North County Democrats Rochelle Walton Gray from Black Jack, Hazel Erby from University City, and Sam Page of Creve Coeur to deliver […]

New Hilltop office in St. Louis signals midwest outreach for Dem

By Michael Layer ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Hilltop Public Solutions, a campaign management group, is unveiling a new office in St. Louis for better outreach in the Midwest. While Hilltop has offices around the country, the strategy group but has been looking to widen their base in traditionally red states with large rural populations. Hilltop has tasked Ryan Hawkins, an Oklahoma native, to head the St. Louis office. He believes that his background gives him […]

St. Louis County Blog — 2 p.m. Calls for a reorganized Bi-State board, Caucus chairman discusses leadership process

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, 2 p.m. Clayton Times: Centene expansion to create 2,000 new jobs If you’re a resident of Clayton, you’ve probably driven by one of the largest construction projects in the city’s history currently underway. Centene’s $770 million campus expansion aims to be one of the biggest employers in the city, located on Hanley right across the street from their main headquarters. Clayton Times: Clayton Parties in the Park Wednesday RELEASE: Central Avenue in Clayton will […]