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Nasheed drops out of St. Louis mayoral election

Nasheed drops out of St. Louis mayoral election

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, announced Thursday night via social media she would drop out of the race for St. Louis mayor. Nasheed said the decision came after much deliberation and out of a desire to serve the city at the statewide level. “More than ever in our state’s history, we are beset with extreme

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Nasheed files campaign committee to run for STL mayor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The field of candidates for Missouri’s mayoral race continues to grow as a familiar face from the Capitol has thrown her hat in the ring. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, will join six other St. Louisans to vie for Mayor Francis Slay’s position after he announced in April that he would


Jones officially announces bid in St. Louis mayoral race

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones held her first official mayoral campaign event Tuesday night at the Exodus Art Gallery in St. Louis. Jones has been championed by a strong contingent of supporters for months to take over longtime Mayor Francis Slay’s position, and Tuesday’s event showed that she has a vast


Humphreys gets set for general election with new donations

JOPLIN, Mo. – If anyone in Missouri had a good night on Aug. 2, it was David Humphreys, the Joplin-based Missouri mega-donor who has donated millions to candidates who support right-to-work legislation. Aside from Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s loss to Eric Greitens in the Republican gubernatorial primary, most of Humphreys’ recipients emerged victorious. Joshua Hawley toppled state


Hough, Gardner win local elections; Black loses by one vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two outgoing representatives won elections Tuesday night for political promotions at the local level. Rep. Kimberly Gardner, D-St. Louis, won her primary election last night to become St. Louis’ next circuit attorney, and Rep. Lincoln Hough, R-Springfield, will become the Greene County commissioner for the 2nd District. On the other hand, Rep.


Kempf looks to go from aide to elected office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A familiar face around the capitol is looking to make the jump from staffer to elected official. Sherri Kempf, the legislative aide for Rep. Caleb Jones, R-Columbia, is running for collector of revenue in Cooper County. Kempf is looking to fill the seat left open by the death of her friend

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Rep. Gardner gets aid from Soros in St. Louis circuit attorney race

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Mega-donor George Soros (right), who funded the ongoing Ferguson protests, has waded into the St. Louis City circuit attorney election, funding a television ad for state Rep. Kim Gardner (left). Gardner will compete with three others in the primary election Aug. 2. At least one ad funded by by Soros’ Safety


Dotson, Reed, and Nasheed lead pack early in STL mayor’s race

ST. LOUIS – A preliminary poll released Friday conducted for The Missouri Times indicates that the race to become the next mayor of St. Louis is crowded at the top. St. Louis Police Commissioner Sam Dotson leads the pack in the Gravias Marketing poll with 17 percent, President of the St. Louis Board of Alderman