U.S. Senate

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Battle to Continue Over Transportation Funding

“The House Republican transportation bill, which has failed three times to pass, would cut federal aid for highways to Illinois by 15 percent over the next five years.


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Renewed Call for Closing Tax Loopholes

The Illinois Public Interest Research Group says closing the loopholes would even the score when it comes to paying taxes.


Tom Schweich

Tom Schweich Will Not Run For U.S Senate

Rumors of his run for the United States Senate have been put to rest today.


Republican Congressman John Shimkus of Illinois (Credit: KMOX)

Illinois Republicans Defend Stance On Payroll Tax Cut

Shimkus, rejecting the two-month extension, says a one-year extension would get the issue “out of political debate.”



St. Louis Businessman to Enter Senate Race

Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat is one of the top targets for Republicans hoping to regain a Senate majority in the 2012 elections.


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‘Gang of Six’ Plan Gathers Steam

However, members of the group say the plan requires a temporary extension on the debt limit to develop a bill.


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$$$ Race Is On For Senate Seat

Todd Akin had nearly $1.2 million in his campaign account at the end of June.


Congressman Todd Akin

Akin Decision on Senate Race a Month Away

Congressman Akin says he is very, very serious about possible run.


Ed Martin

Martin for Senate in 2012

Following a strong run for the U.S. House, St. Louis attorney takes aim at upper chamber




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