ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Rick Stream, the soft-spoken state representative from Kirkwood, says he can win the November contest for St. Louis County Executive – even as a Republican.
“I think the people of St. Louis County have seen how Democrats have run this county for the last ten years for sure,” Stream says, “and Mr. Stenger was right there with Mr. Dooley for most of that time.”
Stream says he’ll run a positive campaign that emphasizes his “42 years of leadership and management experience.”
On hand for Stream’s victory celebration, Bill Corrigan – the last Republican to run for county executive – says he lost to Dooley 51 to 48 percent largely because of a President Obama robo call to Democratic voters on election day. Corrigan believes this could be the year for a Republican to win the race.
In Tuesday’s primary, Stream beat Tony Pousosa, a Barnes Hospital surgical nurse and Green Park Alderman, who campaigned largely on his opposition to the proposed city-county merger.
With 84 percent of precincts reporting, Stream had nearly 65 percent of the vote compared to Pousosa’s 35 percent.
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