The candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect Ladue-Frontenac and St. Louis County.
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Claire McCaskill's bid for re-election will be closely watched by the entire nation in part because of her close ties to President Obama's 2008 campaign.
The fiercely-fought GOP primary saw U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood), emerge victorious, only to be under fire a few weeks later because of comments he mde in a television interview regarding pregnancy and rape.
A September 25 deadline for candidates to petition their removal from the November ballot has come and gone, meaning Rep Akin will be the party's nominee despite calls from state and national leaders in the Repubican Party to drop out.
Redistricting brought on by the latest Census results eliminated one of Missouri's congressional districts, forcing incumbents Willliam "Lacy" Clay and Russ Carnahan to square off in a bitter primary election that Rep. Clay won handily.
Clay advances to the November general election where he's considered an overwhelming favorite against Robyn Hamlin.
Missouri's new Second district is guaranteed to see someone new elected, with Rep. Akin's decision to run for the Senate. Former RNC Co-Chair and U.S. Ambassador Ann Wagner used deep financial support and considerable backing from party leaders to nudge Ed Martin out of a primary contest, and then defeated former Webster Groves city councilman Dr. Randy Jotte in August.
Wagner will face South County Democrat Glenn Koenen, who ran in the party primary against Harold Whitfield, and which required a recount to confim a margin of just under 50 votes.
Voters in the St. Louis County Public Library system will be asked to vote on a measure which would call for a 6 cent tax increase to fund improvements at facilities system-wide.
St. Louis County voters will also be asked to fund a $0.19 tax levy increase for the Special School District.
STATEWIDE BALLOT ISSUES
- Proposition A, which if passed, would put the City of St. Louis Police Department under local control.
- Constitutional Amendment 3, would reform the judicial selection process in Missouri at the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals level. Proponents of the amendment have abandoned their campaign for the measure, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, citing bias in the ballot language approved by Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnhan.
- Proposition B, would increase tobacco taxes $0.0365 per cigarette and 25% of the manufacturer's invoice price for roll-your-own tobacco and 15% for other tobacco products, according to the ballot language. Estimated revenues of at least $283 million would fund public education in Missouri along with smoking prevention programs.
- Proposition E would prohibit the Governor or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by the legislature.
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PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
- Barack Obama
- Mitt Romney
- Gary Johnson
- Claire McCaskill
- Todd Akin
- Jonathan Dine
- William Lacy Clay
- Robyn Hamlin
- Robb E. Cunningham
- Glenn Koenen
- Ann Wagner
- Bill Slantz
- Anatol Zorikova
- Jay Nixon
- Dave Spence
- Jim Higgins
- Susan Montee
- Peter Kinder
- Matthew Copple
- Cynthia Davis
SECRETARY OF STATE
- Jason Kander
- Shane Schoeller
- Cisse Spragins
- Justin Harter
- Cole McNary
- Sean O'Toole
- Ed Martin
- Dave Browning
STATE REP. DISTRICT 71
- Susan Meredith
No GOP candidate in Primary or General Election
STATE REP., DISTRICT 88
- Jill Schupp
No GOP candidate in Primary of General Election
STATE REP., DISTRICT 87
- Stacey Newman
No GOP candidate in Primary of General Election
ST. LOUIS COUNTY COUNCIL
- Kathleen Kelly Burkett
- Oren Walton
MISSOURI SUPREME COURT
- George W. Draper III
COURT OF APPEALS-EASTERN DISTRICT
- Gary M. Gaertner, Jr.
- Sherri B. Sullivan
- Robert Clayton
- Lawrence E. Mooney
21st CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE
- Thea A. Sherry Division 5
- Douglas R. Beach Division 6
- David L. Vincent Division 9
- Michael T. Jamison Division 10
- Michael D. Burton Division 16
- Joseph L Walsh Division 17
- Richard C. Bresnahan Division 18
- Colleen Dolan Division 20
21st CIRCUIT COURT ASSOCIATE JUDGE
- Mary Bruntrager Schroeder Division 32
- Dale W Hood Division 34
- John N. Borbonus Division 35
- John R. Essner Division 37
- Sandra Farragut-Hemphill Division 42
- Joseph S. Duecker Division 43
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