Skip to comments.Missouri Senate: McCaskill Behind Top Republican Challengers
Posted on 03/16/2012 3:56:54 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Election 2012: Missouri Senate
Sarah Steelman (R) 51% Claire McCaskill (D) 41% Other 4% Not Sure 4%
Election 2012: Missouri Senate
Todd Akin (R) 50% Claire McCaskill (D) 43% Other 4% Not Sure 4%
Election 2012: Missouri Senate
John Brunner (R) 49% Claire McCaskill (D) 42% Some other candidate 4% Not sure 6%
Election 2012: Missouri Senate
Tom Schweich (R) 47% Claire McCaskill (D) 43% Some other candidate 4% Not sure 6%
(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...
This is a very good sign. McCaskill has pretended to be moderate and independent, but it doesn’t seem to be working. I’m pleasantly surprised by Sarah Steelman’s strong showing. Perhaps she’s learned from past mistakes.
The GOP is split and she is getting smoked. Once GOP nominee is chosen she is toast.
If it were not for Barbara Boxer, McCaskill would easily stake claim to the title of dumbest woman in the Senate
I’m hoping Steelman gets the primary win.
Looks like she wasted her money on the makeover and lost 50 pounds for nothing. Maybe she could become some reality TV personality. She always reminded me of Tammy Fay Baker and Aunt Bea on the Andy Griffith Show.
We’re doing early happy dances here in Missouri (cautiously of course)
Can Michael J Fox save her again? /s
I’ve endorsed Akin. I think the party establishment will deliberately work to undermine Steelman if she gets the nod.
Wow, this is great! I knew McCaskill was in trouble, but to be 10 points or so behind in most of the hypothetical matchups is heartening.
I prefer Akin as well, for pretty much the same reasons. Both are solid conservatives and would make kick-ass Senators, but Akin is a safer choice in that he is less likely to lose in November.
I wish that Steelman would run for governor instead—it would save Akin some money, reduce potential acrimony after the Senate primary and immediately upgrade our odds of defeating Nixon. But after this poll, Steelman would probably say “Akin should be the one to switch, since I’m beating McCaskill by a greater margin.”
I don’t think switching to the Governor’s race would benefit her. I’m not too sanguine on our defeating Nixon, anyhow. If we didn’t have fairly decent candidates running, she might have a go for Lt Governor. Peter Kinder is damaged and really needs to step down.
Sarah would be a great replacement for McCackle.
For the Missourians who post here.........
Missouri caucuses are tomorrow, Saturday, March 17th. All caucuses are supposed to start at 10am. This means people should get there early to allow for time to verify residence and voter registration. People should bring the Voter Identification Cards and/or Drivers License
Missouri GOP caucus locations - Saturday, March 17, 2012
FRANKLIN COUNTY County Seat Senior Center, 1329 Union Avenue, Union
JEFFERSON COUNTY Hillsboro R-3 Intermediate School, 10478 Business 21, Hillsboro
LINCOLN COUNTY Lincoln County Courthouse upper Court Room,201 Main Street, Troy
ST. CHARLES COUNTY St. Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Road, St. Charles
ST. LOUIS CITY Forest Park Community College cafeteria, 5600 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis
ST. LOUIS COUNTY Caucusing will by township rather than county. To find your township, visit the St. Louis County Board of Elections township maps page.
Airport Township: Pattonville Learning Center, 11097 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann
Bonhomme Township: Kirkwood Community Center Room 201, 111 South Geyer Road, Kirkwood
Chesterfield Township: Westminster Christian Academy, 800 Maryville Center Drive, St. Louis
Clayton Township: Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis
Concord Township: Office of Sen. Jim Lembke, 5714 Lindbergh Boulevard, Green Park
Ferguson Township: Ferguson City Hall, 110 Church Street, Ferguson
Gravois Township: Grantwood Village Town Hall, 1 Missionary Ridge, St. Louis
Hadley Township: St. Louis Masonry Center, 1429 South Big Bend, Richmond Heights
Jefferson Township: Glendale City Hall, 424 North Sappington Road, Glendale
Lafayette Township: Ballwin Police Station, 300 Park Drive, Ballwin
Lemay Township: Royale Orleans, 2801 Telegraph Road, St. Louis
Lewis & Clark Township: Prairie Commons Library auditorium, 915 Utz Lane, Hazelwood
Maryland Heights Township: Maryland Heights Community Center Room 4, 2344 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights
Meramec Township: Oaks Landing Clubhouse, 1111 Newport Landing, Fenton
Midland Township: Wild Acres Banquet Hall, Wild Acres Park Building B, 2500 Ashby Road, Overland
Missouri River Township: The Lodge Des Peres, 1050 Des Peres Road, St. Louis
Normandy Township: Home of Mike and Maggie Jost, 2853 Moniteau Drive, St. Louis
Northwest Township: Bridgeton Trails Library Branch, 3455 McKelvey Road, Bridgeton
Norwood Township: Corner Coffee House, 100 North Florissant Road, Florissant
Oakville Township: Oakville Elementary School, 2911 Yeager Road, St. Louis
Queeny Township: Manchester Police Facility, 200 Highlands Boulevard, Manchester
Spanish Lake Township: Jamestown Bluffs County Library, 4153 Lindbergh, Florissant
St. Ferdinand Township: Bellefontaine Neighbors Rec Center, 9669 Bellefontaine Road, St. Louis
Tesson Ferry Township: Concord Church, 13775 Tesson Ferry Road, St. Louis County
University Township: Centennial Commons Century Room, 7210 Olive Boulevard, University City
Wild Horse Township: Schnuck’s Wildwood Crossing Community Room, 16580 Manchester Road, Wildwood
WARREN COUNTY Warrenton High School Commons, 803 Pinckney Road, Warrenton
Source: Missouri Republican Party
pinging to fellow missourians in case they want to verify locations.
I lean towards Tom Schweich, who seems to be more steady than the other candidates, who are either volitile (Steelman & Akin) or untested (Bruner). Schweich has won statewide office recently, and unseated an incumbent Democrat Auditor who was thought to be a rising star. Schweich is very bright and has impressive legal and investigative experience in both domestic and foreigh policy. My only qualm is that perhaps he’s too establishment.
I’d be happy with any of the Republicans running being elected, as they are all good conservatives, but aside from Schweich, I have doubts about how they’ll fare on the stump.
Steelman: Truth, Justice and the AMERICAN WAY!!!
I’d rather keep Schweich in reserve for the 2016 Governor’s race, as he might be our only Republican in non-federal statewide office (if Nixon wins reelection).
“Wow, this is great! I knew McCaskill was in trouble, but to be 10 points or so behind in most of the hypothetical matchups is heartening.”
What I want to know is why all the major polls still have this race as a TOSSUP? Last election Rasmussen called the race LIKELY when it got to a 10 point spread.
You make a good point, but if you look at Schweich’s biography, it’s more suited for the U.S. Senate than the Governorship.
I have concerns about his being too much the insider with establishment support. But I’ve read about this guy and he has a tremendous intellect with encyclopedia-like knowlege of important issues, including the current financial crisis (he predicted it before most others did). He is also an experienced author and speaker, which means he’s not likely to make big mistakes on the campaign trail.
Well, at least he can run without giving up his office (although if he wins the nomination and the race, and Nixon retains the Governorship, he could merely turn around and re-appoint McCaskill back to her old job without missing a beat — and that’s the big downside to Schweich’s candidacy). I’m more concerned about having three first tier candidates (Akin/Schweich/Steelman) along with the self-funder (which could make him a 4th first tier) all in the running and the potential damage we could sustain as a result coming out of an ugly primary. The fiasco of the Hulshof-Steelman Gubernatorial primary of 2008 comes to mind.
What’s most important now is that the Republican primary to unseat McCaskill doesn’t turn into a circular firing squad.
Patty Murray of WA is pretty dim.
I wish someone would run for Governor besides random millionaire Dave Spence.
I hope Kinder loses the primary or else we may lose his office. He has 2 meaningful challengers and 2 nobody challengers (one a former small town judge and “R”ealtor.) I hope the split doesn’t result in Kinder’s renomination. State Sen Brad Lager is probably the guy to beat him, he lost the Treasurer race in 2008 by 3 points (it would have been 1 point if not for the Constitution party candidate).
We’ll probably get the Sec of State post that Robin Carnahan is vacating.
Ed Martin quit the CD-2 race a couple months ago to run for AG against RINO turned rat traitor Chris Koster. I very much hope he is victorious.
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