Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The school's social studies department hosted a watch party Tuesday evening to raise money for a student trip to the 2013 inauguration.
Affton High School students enrolled in last year's Honors History class had the chance to sign up to travel to the 2013 Inauguration. While students were dismissed from classes for the day, the high school's Social Studies department hosted a watch party Tuesday night to help raise funds for the trip. Junior David Jung said he was most interested in the presidential race because he feels it affects the most citizens as a whole. The majority of students at the watch party predicted President Barack Obama's re-election at 9 p.m. (The race was called in favor of Obama around 10:30 p.m.) One of the students heading to Washington, D.C., this winter had the chance to vote for the first time on Tuesday. Senior Abbey Ostur "watched all of the …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The GOP candidate said District 2 needs some "tough love" and she's ready to deliver.
Republican candidate Ann Wagner of Ballwin became Missouri's Congressional District 2 post Tuesday evening, declaring victory just after 10 p.m. at the Hilton Frontenac. Wagner defeated opponents Glenn Koenen (D-Oakville), Bill Slantz (Libertarian-St. Charles) and Anatol Zorikova (Constitution Party-St. Charles) for the seat held by GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin. As of 11:40 p.m., unofficial results on the Missouri Secretary of State website report Wagner had a 60.1 percent lead over Koenen's 37.1 percent with 75 percent of precincts reporting. More than a hundred of Wagner's supporters, family and friends made their way to the Ambassadeur Ballroom at the Hilton-Frontenac, trickling in as polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday and staying strong…
Jim Higgins said he expects Democrat Jay Nixon to win.
Libertarian Party member Jim Higgins has seen his name on the ballot before in runs for Congress, but Tuesday night he did something for the first time. He voted for himself as a statewide candidate. "It's a thrill," Higgins, a Creve Coeur area resident said after casting his ballot at Craig School. He knows he has an uphill and unlikely climb in his bid for the Governor's office. In fact, he's predicting Jay Nixon will win a second term by a solid margin. "He's not an unpopular governor," Higgins said of Nixon. What did he think about his Republican opponent, businessman Dave Spence? "Outside of claiming that he'd produce jobs,, he didn't really go into detail how he was going to do that so I don't think he was that strong of a candidate…
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With 90 percent of precincts reporting, Proposition S looked poised to pass Tuesday night with 56 percent of the vote.
With 90 percent of precincts reporting, Proposition S looked poised to pass Tuesday night with 56 percent of the vote. Read previous Patch coverage here: For the first time in six years, the Special School District of St. Louis County, which provides staffing for 22 school districts in the area in addition to the district's own schools, will ask voters to approve a tax levy increase that on a $100,000 house would equate to roughly $36 annually. The increase of $0.19 would bring the overall tax levy to $1.19 per $100 assessed valuation. Check back with Patch on Election Day for voting results as they come in. District superintendent John Cary said for the first time in his more than 30 years in education, all sources of district revenue …
Monday, November 5, 2012
With the election only one day away, it's time to fess up: Whether it's Akin, McCaskill, Spence, Nixon or someone else, which political ad will you be happy to see go?
You know the drill. The somber music plays in the background while a deep voice shares a fearful message about a candidate seeking election. Occasionally, a few seconds might be reserved afterward for an inspiring message from that candidate's challenger. These so-called attack ads have grown more prevalent as we've moved closer to the Nov. 6 election. In the U.S. Senate race, an ad from Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood) contains a voice that connects Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) to President Barack Obama. The voice references McCaskill's support of the Affordable Care Act and her endorsement of the president in 2008. An ad from McCaskill takes a similar approach in connecting her opponent to the 2012 presidential campaign. The ad begins by …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Find the candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect Affton and Shrewsbury.
As we close in on the August primary and look ahead to November’s elections, Affton-Shrewsbury Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as Election Day draws near. And find a sample ballot as a PDF in the media section of this article. LOCAL St. Louis County Council 6th District (Mehlville, Oakville, Affton, Lemay) Democratic incumbent Steve Stenger will run for re-election against Republican Anthony (Tony) Pousosa in November. Stenger has represented the area since 2009. The Affton attorney was chairman of the council in 2011 and led the charge against County Executive Charlie Dooley when he announced 23 parks would close due to a …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Campaign confirms the Missouri Senator has called off campaign events for the remainder of the week.
A campaign spokeswoman confirmed late Tuesday afternoon to Patch that Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is off the campaign trail for the rest of the week as her family rallies around her ailing mother, Betty Anne, 84. Earlier, the campaign told the Associated Press that "McCaskill and her siblings plan to be with their mother around-the-clock at the hospital and requested prayers and privacy," at a St. Louis hospital's Intensive Care Unit. Her Republican opponent, U.S. Representative Todd Akin, tweeted a link to the AP story along with words of support. "Our thoughts & prayers are with @clairecmc and her mother," the message said.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
WUSTL’s Peter Kastor says relationship between style and substance important, but precarious in the town hall format.
The first presidential debate was most striking for Gov. Mitt Romney’s aggressiveness and President Barack Obama’s rhetorical reserve, but the town hall format in the second debate provides an extra challenge for the candidates, says Peter Kastor, PhD, professor of history and American culture studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The two debates also reveal one of the greatest challenges to candidates as they try to appear presidential: balancing emotional display with appropriate reserve. Kastor notes that there’s more to this than looking for smoke and mirrors. “The relationship between style and substance has often turned on a discussion of truthfulness (does a candidate use a particular style to cover the …