Although there will be no delegates awarded the winners of Tuesday’s primary, the results will influence the caucuses, next month, so it’s still worth our time to go to the polls and let our voices be heard.
For a complete directory of Missouri candidates for Governor, State Cabinet, United State Senator and Congress, go here.
These are my picks:
Jacob Turk for Congress, Dist 5:
A conservative’s conservative, Jacob Turk is hoping that after decades of Democrat representation, the constituents of district 5 will finally have had enough.It’s time to try something different.
Turk on the issues:
In a recent press release, Turk announced that he surpassed his $100,000 fund raising goal.
Kansas City, Missouri- Today Jacob Turk, Republican candidate for Missouri’s 5th district announced that he filed his FEC report showing that he has raised $114,964 as of the filing deadline of 12/31/11, 10 times more than the same time 2 years ago.
I am very pleased with the financial support I have received from the voters of Missouri,” said Turk. “Clearly people are responding to my focus on private sector jobs, growing the economy and shrinking the size of government.”
Turk officially announced his candidacy in December. Since kicking-off his campaign one month ago he has been able to raise almost half of what he raised the entire campaign in 2010.
“We have momentum and people are willing to financially invest in my campaign,” said Turk. “This election will offer voters a clear choice between the federal budget or the family budget. These are the issues important to the voters of Missouri and what I’ve been fighting for,” said Turk.
Turk’s fundraising is now in the same league as incumbent Congressional members from Missouri.
Incumbent – Amount Raised for Quarter – Last report filed
Clay – $122,000 – Year-end report for 2011
Carnahan – $141,000 – October
Hartzler – $114,000 – October
Cleaver – $108,000 – October
Graves – $165,000 – Year-end report for o2011
Emerson – $95,000 – October
Ed Martin for Attorney General
:Martin dropped his congressional campaign back in December, and instead declared his candidacy for attorney general.He’s an attorney, and a former Gubernatorial Chief of Staff. His billboards promoting ObamaLawyer.com
are going up all over Missouri to inform Missourians of the true nature of Attorney General Chris Koster’s time in office.
In 2012, Koster will be unable to hide from the fact that he has represented President Obama better than he has represented the citizens of Missouri.
Among the information revealed on the website is evidence of Koster disregarding the will of 71 percent of Missourians who voted to reject Obamacare. It shows how Koster ignored the people’s overwhelming rejection of Obamacare by siding with Barack Obama. Koster’s opponent in the race for Attorney General, Ed Martin, called these actions “unacceptable.”
ObamasLawyer.com not only provides information but it is also a tool for Missourians that have been wronged by Chris Koster. There is a link on the site to lodge complaints about Koster as well as site specific instances in which Koster has chosen Obama over you, a Missouri citizen.
Martin dropped his congressional campaign Thursday and instead declared his candidacy for attorney general, exiting a race with a looming high-money primary to enter one in which Republicans had previously been unable to field a candidate.
Martin announced his challenge to Missouri’s Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster by attempting to link him to the policies of President Barack Obama.
Back in December, Ed Martin, Candidate for Missouri Governor, Bill Randles; State Senator, Jim Lembke; and State Representative, Paul Curtman held a panel on the subject of nullification of Obamacare in Missouri.
Bill Randles For Governor:
There’s a lot to like about Bill Randles – he’s pro-life, for a fair tax, school choice, state health care reform, and comprehensive judicial reform. He’d like to see an elimination of some state agencies and regulations that strangle business. But his bigggest selling point for me is:
Eliminate Public Sector Unions: As several states have recognized, public sector unions have no place in a democratic society. No group should be allowed to exercise a veto over the will of the public. Government employees occupy a special place of trust and should not be allowed to, on the one hand, take the taxpayer’s dollars and, on the other hand, organize to thwart the will of the taxpayers. The long-term damage to Missouri schools and budgets caused by these unions will not be permitted to continue.
Todd Akin for US Senate: Congressman, Ex-State Rep., Businessman & Army Veteran:
A reliable conservative, Akin is the clear front runner among the candidates running in the primary. He’s won 5 straw polls,including 85% of votes cast for the U.S. Senate primary in Missouri.
Voters from several counties gathered in Park Hills, MO Saturday at the Mineral Area College to cast their votes for several Missouri offices including U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, and Governor. The St. Francois County Republicans organized and conducted the poll that was open to all Missouri voters.
“We can take back America!” Akin encouraged the warm crowd Saturday afternoon. He continued, “If you take a look at McCaskill and Obama, every instinct of these liberals is always one thing and one thing only – more power and more money to the federal government. Everything else is just an excuse.” Akin was the only Senate candidate present to address the crowd.