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…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Public is invited to attend on Oct. 29.
League of Women Voters members are moderating a candidates' forum for those running for U.S. Representative in the 2nd District at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the St. Louis County Library's Daniel Boone Library Auditorium, 300 Clarkson in Ellisville. All candidates on the ballot for the 2nd District U.S. Representative race have been invited to participate in the forum: Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to all men and women citizens of voting age.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will move to the forefront of a local campaign for Missouri's 2nd Congressional District.
Mike Huckabee's GOP push at caucuses and primaries across the country will continue into next month with a trip into Ballwin. Following an endorsement by Huckabee announced in November, the former presidential candidate will make the visit on behalf of Ballwin resident Ann Wagner, who will contend with Ed Martin in the GOP primaries for the 2nd Congressional District in August. The trip may seem a long way from Huckabee's home state of Arkansas, but the former governor has far from left public view since leaving office in 2007. Since the recent formation of "HuckPAC," a conservative political action committee, Huckabee has assisted with fundraising for national races in at least 9 states since 2008. As of Sept. 30, 2011—a month before …
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Columnist Jason Rosenbaum discusses recent speculation about Congressional candidate Ed Martin, who may be considering switching out of the race that includes Ballwin's own Ann Wagner.
With the Republican nomination for governor all shook up, so to speak, there’s increased speculation that Ed Martin might bolt from the 2nd Congressional District race. Martin didn’t help pare down curosity when he went on KMOX to say that he would consider switching races once again during the election cycle. Martin already bowed out of the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate after U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood) decided to run for the nation's greatest deliberative body. Beyond having to answer for his propensity to switch races midstream, Martin may have to deal with yet another well-funded opponent in Dave Spence. The Frontenac businessman gave himself $2 million for his gubernatorial bid. He also has the backing of Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder…