While other politicians were sitting in parade floats and booths at PrideFest St. Louis, House of Representatives candidate Natalie Vowell was putting her support for LGBT rights where her mouth is. Vowell, challenging incumbent Penny Hubbard for a seat in the 78th district, toured Pride this weeke ... More >>
When a Lewis Reed press release slamming Mayor Francis Slay arrived in Daily RFT's inbox earlier this week, we had a serious sense of déjà vu -- especially because it was sent out by Glenn Burleigh, Reed's former campaign manager. Reed, president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, lost his mayora ... More >>
The tides are changing in the race for Mayor of the City of St. Louis. So says the campaign manager for Lewis Reed, the Board of Alderman president hoping to replace Mayor Francis Slay, who is running for an unprecedented fourth term. What's the Reed Campaign's proof? The challenger last night sna ... More >>
Lewis Reed, president of the Board of Aldermen and candidate for St. Louis mayor, has just filed a new campaign finance report that reveals his donors. And up top in the filing, on view below, is Bob Romanik, a.k.a. the "Grim Reaper of Radio" and subject of an RFT cover story back in August. Reed, ... More >>
An interesting political article in today's New York Times pinpoints incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill as a potential casualty this November if President Obama continues to campaign on an anti-Congress platform. Experts say the oft-deadlocked Congress of last year is a fair target for President Obama ... More >>
Neal Boyd's American dream includes serving in Missouri House of Representatives.Neal E. Boyd of Sikeston has already won lots of American votes. Enough to win the 2008 season of America's Got Talent, when he wowed audiences with his pop opera skills. Before finding reality-show fame, Boyd ... More >>
Sorry, Sarah: 100 times 1,000 is actually $100,000.Funny story in yesterday's Roll Call about Sarah Steelman, the Republican trying to take on Senator Claire McCaskill -- and, of course, push back Todd "Liberals Hate God" Akin, who would also like McCaskill's seat. Steelman has had to push back a ... More >>
edmartinforcongress.comGot an email the other day from Ed Martin with some "big news" for the Republican candidate for Missouri's 3rd Congressional District (map here). According to a non-partisan report issued last week, Martin is now being pegged as a somewhat legitimate threat to unseat Democr ... More >>
8:01 p.m. Here we go, the final presidential debate. The carpet's red, the walls are blue and Bob Scheiffer's silver head is telling us the subject is domestic policy. Scheiffer's just introduced the candidates. 8:04 p.m. McCain just blundered -- "Fannie and Freddie May." John looks sleepy, blinkin ... More >>
Six weeks ago incumbent Jim Shrewsbury looked like the favorite to win the race for president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen -- not least when comparing his campaign finance reports to those of challenger Lewis Reed. As of January 24, Shrewsbury boasted a war chest of $238,824, Reed $205,000. T ... More >>
Charlie Foxman gets tough on lard-asses, Unreal learns to network, and Mayor Slay takes credit for the sunrise. Special bonus: an illustrated Local Blog o' the Week.
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