Yesterday's Missouri primary resulted in a few surprises. The biggest, perhaps, was Congressman Lacy Clay's stunning victory over Congressman Russ Carnahan for Missouri's First Congressional District that includes all of St. Louis and much of the county. Clay garnered 63.2 percent of the vote to Car ... More >>
St. Louis feels like a small town sometimes, ripe with recurring names and intertwined narratives.The city's political dynamics tend to showcase this phenomenon very effectively. Latest exhibit: this year's race for city treasurer.
For context, let's go to a 1999 Riverfront Times feature story a ... More >>
It seems as if 13th Ward Alderman Fred Wessels is trying to pick-off his opponents in the race for City Treasurer like it's a dodge ball game.
First he called for candidate Brian Wahby to step down from his current position of Democratic Central Committe chairman after a conveniently-timed polic ... More >>
Updated 9:55 p.m. February 8 to show cash-on-hand for Fred Wessels. For the record, his campaign finance report was filed on-time.
Twenty-second Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd announced yesterday that he is running for St. Louis treasurer, making an already crowded race even deeper.
Boyd, who has ... More >>