Primary Election 2014

Primary Election 2014
12:00 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Transportation Tax May Have Been Doomed By Being Placed On August Ballot

Originally published on Mon August 11, 2014 12:06 am

Gov. Jay Nixon may be the primary reason a proposed transportation sales tax failed this week at the polls, according to one political expert.

George Connor, political science professor at Missouri State University in Springfield, says the governor's decision to place the 0.75 percent sales tax on the August primary ballot likely doomed it to failure because most of the state's primary races drew in GOP voters.

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Primary Election 2014
6:38 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Checking The Score: How Well Did Sinquefield-Backed Candidates Fare?

Retired financier Rex Sinquefield made a big play during this year's primary cycle, with mixed results.

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 4:24 pm

When it comes to donating to Missouri candidates and causes, retired financier Rex Sinquefield may subscribe to the idea of “going big or going home.” 

This past election campaign is no exception. Sinquefield has  given out around $4.4 million so far this year to support ballot initiatives, candidates and friendly political groups. That money has flowed directly -- or through outside groups -- to a host of candidates who competed in last week’s primary elections.

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Primary Election 2014
5:38 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Back To The Drawing Board For Missouri's Transportation Leaders

MoDOT Director Dave Nichols (left) and MHTC Chair Steve Miller meet with reporters following Tuesday's defeat of a proposed 0.75 percent transportation sales tax.

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 9:51 pm

Missouri transportation leaders are looking to regroup following voters' overwhelming rejection of a proposed  sales tax to fund road and bridge improvements on Tuesday.

Despite supporters spending millions, the measure lost by roughly 58 percent to 41 percent. And it lost across the state -- in St. Louis, St. Louis County, the Kansas City area and even in rural parts of the state. In St. Louis and St. Louis County, the measure went down by a 2-to-1 margin.

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Primary Election 2014
5:38 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Winners And Losers At A Glance — The Votes County By County

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 4:31 pm

Constitutional amendment statewide results by county and the St. Louis County Executive race.

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Primary Election 2014
1:04 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Supporters, Opponents of Right to Farm Discuss Impact Following Tuesday’s Passage

Credit channone / Flickr

Missouri voters passed Amendment One to the state’s constitution Tuesday by an extremely narrow margin. The so-called “Right to Farm” amendment won by just over 2,500 votes and could be subject to a recount. KSMU’s Alissa Zhu has the reaction.

The most hotly contested measure on Tuesday’s ballot barely won--by less than one half of a percentage point.

“We knew going in that it was going to be tight,” said Dave Drennan.

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