According to David Plouffe, Barack Obama‘s campaign manager, by sweeping today’s caucuses and primaries, Senator Obama more than doubled his pledged delegate lead over Senator Hillary Clinton.Before today, Obama led Clinton by 27 pledged delegates (pledged delegates are those won through caucus and primary election wins, as opposed to superdelegates which are basically endorsements by officials. These superdelegates are not necessarily fixed and can change their alliances).”In the four contests today, we estimate we won 103 delegates to Clintonâ€™s 58 delegates for a net gain of 45 delegates,” wrote Plouffe on the Obama website.”The pledged delegate total through February 9 now stands at 1,012 for Obama and 940 for Clinton.”
KSDK reports on fundraising emails sent on behalf of Mayor Francis Slay by his appointee who awards city contracts. Those emails were sent on city time, from a city email address, to contractors seeking contracts with the city, in violation of local and federal laws.
The Monday, April 16th “Sine Die” meeting of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. This is the last meeting of the 2011-2012 session of the Board. The new session begins on April 17th. The main topic of debate at this meeting was a bill related to the pension system of city firefighters.
KSDK reports that the chief administrator of the St. Louis Municipal Courts is in trouble for not only hiring her brother, but for doing it without a contract or a bid. Mayor Slay’s office says she showed “tremendous lapse in judgment.” Documents obtained by the I-Team show that Catherine Ruggeri-Rea hired her brother and paid […]
The March 16, 2012 meeting of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen…
Host Kara Savio visits southwest St. Louis with Alderman Joe Vaccaro of the 23rd Ward.
Alderman Greg Carter tells about some exciting new construction projects going on in the 27th Ward.