Here are the top political and policy stories from Beyond November, a collaboration of the St. Louis Beacon, Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Republican from St. Louis County represents Missouri's new Second Congressional District.
Ballwin native Ann Wagner took the oath of office in the United States House of Representatives Thursday, as the 113th session of Congress was seated. Wagner, the new representative for Missouri's Second District, succeeds Representative Todd Akin, and along with William "Lacy" Clay in the First District, absorbs the former Third District represented until Thursday by Russ Carnahan. Wagner, the former co-chair of the Republican National Committee and an Ambassador to Luxembourg, defeated Democrat Glenn Koenen in November. Read Also: Wagner will serve on the House Committee on Financial Services, and was also elected to serve as a member of the GOP Leadership by her fellow Republican freshmen. Soon after being sworn in, Wagner voted to …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The next U.S. Representative for Missouri's 2nd District, Ann Wagner answered Patch users' questions in a Thursday afternoon interview
The tweet came down Thursday from House Majority Leader U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va): "The House will not adjourn the 112th Congress until a credible solution to the fiscal cliff has been announced." As negotiations to avert deep automatic spending cuts and tax increases beginning January 1, House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama met at the White House Thursday. Representative-Elect Ann Wagner, meanwhile, is one of 70 incoming freshman in the 113th session, sitting interested, waiting in the wings. The Ballwin Republican sat down with Patch Thursday afternoon in her former campaign headquarters to answer questions about the fiscal cliff, and to answer questions posed by Patch users. Fiscal Cliff Wagner said she's …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Patch is speaking with the former U.S. Ambassador-turned-U.S. Representative-Elect Thursday afternoon.
In a few weeks, Ann Wagner will be sworn in as the next U.S. Representative for Missouri's 2nd district, following her November victory over Democrat Glenn Koenen. Before she goes to Washington, D.C., she's sitting down with Patch Thursday afternoon. We have a good idea of where to start with questions, but we'd like your input. What would you like to know about what she's been doing since election day, or what her plans are once she's seated? What does she think about the looming "Fiscal Cliff" and other matters. Give us your questions in the comment section and we'll try to get them answered.
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…
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Oakville resident is trying to succeed current U.S. Representative Todd Akin
Name : Mr. Glenn Micheal Koenen Age : 55 Place of residence : Oakville Missouri Attended college : Yes College : St Louis University Degree : BA Communications & Poli Sci Year of graduation : May-78 University : UMSL Degree : MA - English Year of graduation : Jan-86 Job titles held : Executive Director Employers : Circle Of Concern Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U S House of Representatives Chamber/district: 2nd District MO Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : None Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None Address P O Box 403 Valley Park MO 63088 Name : Dave Pequignot Title : Treasurer Website : www.koenenforcongress.com I am a life long St. Louisan.
Monday, September 17, 2012
A recount didn't change the outcome of Missouri's 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary vote.
Democrat Glenn Koenen, of Oakville, will face republican Ann Wagner for Missouri's second congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Democratic challenger Harold Whitfield, of Kirkwood, requested a recount of the Aug. 7 primary results after original returns showed a 48-vote difference between Whitfield and Koenen. The recount completed Wednesday shows Koenen winning the nomination with 7,894 votes to Whitfield's 7,848. Totals changed slightly with the recount but not enough for Whitfield to capture the majority of the votes, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday. Wagner, a Ballwin resident, won the primary for the Republican ballot spot without any questions. "We started this campaign nearly 17 months ago with a …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Congressional candidate Ann Wagner hopes to turn Missouri "firecracker red."
The top of the Missouri Republican ticket came to town Wednesday, holding a rally at its St. Louis Victory headquarters in Valley Park. Ann Wagner, a candidate for Congress in the 2nd District acted as the hostess for the rally, introducing the speakers and vowing to turn Missouri into a "firecracker red" state following November's elections. In the parlance of politics, Democratic-leaning states are blue; Republican states are red. Wagner's rousing introductions had the crowd cheering for each candidate who took to the microphone to rally the vote. Each candidate used predictable buzzwords designed to elicit cheers or boos. Any mention of "true conservative," for example, had the room rocking as did "Romney/Ryan" and even "photo ID." …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Glenn Koenen, of Oakville, won the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District by 49 votes, according to unofficial election results.
Former Kirkwood municipal judge and city councilor Harold Whitfield said he will ask for a recount in the race for the Democratic nomination for Missouri's 2nd Congressional District. With 470 out of 470 precincts reporting by Wednesday, Glenn Koenen, of Oakville, won the nomination with 7,893 votes, according to the Secretary of State election results website. Whitfield had 7,844 votes, George (Boots) Weber, of Eureka, came in third place with 7,545 votes, and Marshall Works, of Ballwin, had 4,531 votes. Koenen said he knew the race would be close and expected the recount, but does not think the results will change. "With the technology of these ballots in St. Louis County, I have confidence the votes won't move far enough to change the …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
According to unofficial election results from the Secretary of State, Koenen, of Oakville, has won the Democratic nomination by 49 votes. Lack of results from two St. Louis County precincts held up the final unofficial determination.
With 470 out of 470 precincts reporting, Glenn Koenen, of Oakville, has won the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District with 7,893 votes, according to the Secretary of State election results website. The unofficial election results show Koenen won the race by only 49 votes. Harold Whitfield, of Kirkwood, had 7,844 votes, George (Boots) Weber, of Eureka, came in third place with 7,545 votes. Marshall Works, of Ballwin, had only 4,531 votes. The results were released Wednesday afternoon. At 9 a.m., a spokeswoman with the Secretary of State Office said that they were awaiting final votes from two precincts in St. Louis County. Rita Days, director of the St. Louis County Election Board, said the results were delayed because "…