Sunday, September 18, 2011
Neal Boyd announced he will run for a Missouri House seat next year.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
As a fan of both politics and entertainment, I grudgingly admit sometimes imagining what my coverage routine would be like if celebrities were in public office. For instance, St. Louis County Council meetings would be a little bit more interesting if Cornell Haynes, Jr.—known to the world as Nelly—was pouring over the issues. And you couldn’t imagine my excitement if St. Charles County resident and professional wrestling superstar Randy Orton successfully ran for state representative. Because, you know, he’d go to the papers if he had to talk about a plan to the entice creation of a China Hub at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. But this week, the worlds of entertainment and Missouri politics did actually collide when Neal Boyd, the…
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Although Charlie Dooley trailed challenger Bill Corrigan most of the night, north St. Louis County precinct results pushed Dooley ahead.
MARYLAND HEIGHTS — The mood switched from somber to jubilant in a second after John J. Temporiti took the podium. The treasurer for Democrat Charlie Dooley's campaign for St. Louis County Executive announced that, with 34 precincts left to report, Dooley had edged ahead of Republican challenger Bill Corrigan. Even better news for supporters—those 34 precincts left were in north St. Louis Country, a stronghold for the Dooley campaign. Applause and cheers erupted. Campaign signs were passed out. It was as if someone had injected life back into the banquet room at the Sheraton Westport in Maryland Heights. Dooley had trailed Corrigan all night. "Usually the absentee ballots indicate what the results will be, so when it came back that …
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Many polling places saw pretty steady traffic in the morning, while voters were met with electioneers giving one last campaign pitch.
Turnout appeared to be steady at most polls for the midterm elections today. At the Jewish Community Center, voters frequently waited in line to use the touch-screen voting stations. "We were very busy when we opened. There was a line around the corner outside. It's been pretty steady ever since then," said an election judge at the JCC who declined to give her name. The line inside the poll was for the three touch-screen voting booths. The six paper-ballot booths stood largely unused. A lone electioneer stood outside the JCC. Marshall, who declined to give his last name, thanked people for considering voting for Bill Corrigan (R) for St. Louis County executive. "I like Bill Corrigan because I think he will clean up the corruption in …