Politically Speaking: Analyzing Election Returns And The Lt. Gov.’s Lawsuit

Chris McDaniel of St. Louis Public Radio joins St. Louis Beacon political reporters Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to discuss the St. Louis mayoral primary and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s law suit regarding how state records are kept. Listen to the podcast.

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Beacon Roundtable: A Big Win For Slay; Upheaval At SLU Law

On the Beacon Roundtable, Beacon staffers Dick Weiss, Dale Singer, Mary Leonard and Jason Rosenbaum discuss  the upheaval at Saint Louis University’s law school, Mayor Francis Slay’s win in the Democratic primary and the fate of a historic town in southeast Missouri. Listen to the podcast. 

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Asked And Answered: Five Lessons From Tuesday’s Democratic Primary

With his victory over St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed and former Alderman Jimmie Matthews, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is likely to make history by becoming the city’s first chief executive to win four four-year terms in office.

Jason Rosenbaum of the St. Louis Beacon explains how he did it.

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How Slay Won: Ward-By-Ward Breakdown In The St. Louis Mayoral Primary

Using a chart and maps, presentation editor Brent Jones of the St. Louis Beacon provides a ward-by-ward breakdown of the vote and turnout in the St. Louis mayoral primary. 

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With Defeat Of Troupe, Tyus Poised To Return To Board of Aldermen

Sharon Tyus completed a comeback 10 years in the making when she defeated incumbent Charles “Quincy” Troupe to snag the Democratic nomination for the 1st Ward aldermanic seat in north St. Louis.

Read Jason Rosenbaum’s report in the St. Louis Beacon.

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Five Candidates Seek Spots On Elected Board For City Schools

Three incumbents are not seeking re-election to the board that continues to meet even though the real power to run the city schools remains in the hands of the Special Administrative Board. Meet the five who are on the ballot in the April general election. Read Dale Singer’s report at the St. Louis Beacon.

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Slay On Path To Make History As He Wins St. Louis Democratic Primary For Mayor

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay appears to be on his way to becoming the city’s longest-serving chief executive after winning Tuesday’s Democratic primary over his chief rival, Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed.

Read Jo Mannies’ report at the St. Louis Beacon.

Read Chris McDaniel’s report for St. Louis Public Radio.

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Voters Favor Incumbents In St. Louis Board Of Aldermen Contests

Sharon Tyus unseated 1st ward Alderman Charles “Quincy” Troupe in the St. Louis Democratic primary Tuesday. Otherwise, every incumbent alderman on the ballot got the nod. Read Jason Rosenbaum’s report at the St. Louis Beacon.

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Slay, Reed Voting Early As St. Louisans Go To The Polls

St. Louis Democrats are heading to the polls today to choose  nominees for mayor, comptroller and 15 of the city’s 28 aldermen.  Most of today’s Democratic winners are favored in the general election April 2.

Read Jo Mannies’ report at the St. Louis Beacon.

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Slay, Reed Make Final Pitches To Targeted Voters

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and his chief rival – Aldermanic President Lewis Reed – are focusing on getting their supporters to show up at the polls. Former alderman Jimmie Matthews is expected to finish third. Read Jo Mannies’ report at the St. Louis Beacon.

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