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Tommy Sowers Puts His Boots in St. Louis Again

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A submitted story to the Southeast Missourian yesterday points out that the Democratic candidate for Congress in the Eighth Congressional District is going to be spending some time in the district he wants to represent. Driving home the point is a nice photo of Tommy Sowers... at his fundraiser in the Central West End of St. Louis.

Note to the Sowers campaign: St. Louis is not in the Eighth Congressional District.

Though hundreds of thousands of dollars -- more than 97 percent -- of Sowers' campaign contributions have come from outside the district, even he should know that St. Louis is represented by Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay. The Eighth Congressional District begins 60 miles south from the location at which the photo of Sowers was taken.

But there is more. Following the St. Louis fundraiser, with General Wesley Clark, Tommy Sowers and Clark sent out another fundraising letter, stating that the two of them had just finished campaigning together in the Eighth Congressional District. Really? If that's true, we would love to know when and where they campaigned together. If that's not true, then add it to the utter confusion of the Sowers campaign about where the district is located.

Perhaps we can help. Above, we've affixed a map, with the boundaries of the Eighth Congressional District. You won't find Beverly Hills or San Francisco, Wall Street or St. Louis anywhere on it.

Maybe we can help Eighth District voters, too. Here is another map, this time showing where Sowers' base of donors lives. Hint: only one of these maps shows who Tommy Sowers really wants to represent in Congress.


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You know. At some point Ms. Emerson's going to have to speak to the state of the economy in Southeast Missouri and explain how she voted for pumping jobs out of the district with CAFTA and NAFTA.

Roads are nice; jobs to fill the trucks with products would be a heck of a lot better.

Other possible topics: maybe engage in a debate about jobs and hungry people in the district? It's nice that she's involved with the United Nations on hunger, would be a lot better if she put her attention on her adopted homeland of Missouri.

Oh - and voting against extending unemployment benefits during a recession. Priceless.

With best regards, wishing for a vibrant campaign in the interests of the people rather than creating one job for the Incumbent.

Mike Glodo

-- Posted by 2manyInsiders on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 10:48 AM

Be fair and show where the Emerson donations come from. You won't because there will be a lot more of those little pegs all over the country.

You really are the pot calling the kettle black.

-- Posted by crackpot on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 10:51 AM

Hmm, just because people outside the district doesnt mean that thats a bad thing...we want someone who can talk to people all around the country.

We need someone who can bring the jobs back not send them away like Emerson has.

I'm voting Sowers!

-- Posted by itsniceoutside on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 10:51 AM

Don't bother showing the Emerson map. There's only so many pegs you can fit on K. Street, in Washington D.C.. That's where most of the lobbyists work.

-- Posted by DCisnot4me on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 11:00 AM

for you naysayers out there

here is Jo Ann's map for the same time period


-- Posted by cjb2m5 on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 11:22 AM

Corey - is that that map that shows Mitt Romney's condo in Puxico?

-- Posted by 2manyInsiders on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 11:29 AM

People need to know where Tommy's money is coming from. If he won't tell us where he stands on issues then all we can assume is he's telling donors something he isn't telling 8th district voters.

-- Posted by northside8 on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 11:29 AM

Oh - those maps are from 2009, Corey. Old news. A lot has happened since then. Like, Blue Cross closed down 125 jobs in Cape, etc.

-- Posted by 2manyInsiders on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 11:32 AM

oh Mike, taking time off from researching mixed drinks to comment online? how much is Tommy paying you to blog/comment?

-- Posted by cjb2m5 on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 11:39 AM

Not a dime. How's that workin for ya? Hit me with a resume - I'll see what I can do. Best, Mike Glodo

-- Posted by 2manyInsiders on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 11:47 AM

Hey 2many, let's do a poll in the 8th between Romney and Howard Dean. How do you think that will turn out?

-- Posted by northside8 on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 11:56 AM

Bout like Parker Emerson.

-- Posted by 2manyInsiders on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 12:09 PM

I will discuss these campaigns on Thursday where the major big money campaigns avoid issues and expressing solutions.

As I approach registered voters for signatures, we talk about protecting Constitutional rights, energy independence, reducing spending, Congressional term limits, and stopping illegal immigration. Then I ask for the opportunity to run with a signature on the petition. Please visit our website:



Larry Bill, Independent Conservative Candidate for Congress, 8th District, Missouri

-- Posted by nolimitsonthought on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 12:30 PM


you think? we'll know shortly.

-- Posted by northside8 on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 3:49 PM

Mr Haynes: Wasn't JoAnn at he opening of the cement plant in Ste Genevieve that even isn't in the 8ty district. What is her St Louis address? I cannot believe you are ignorant enough to even post BS like this, but I guess you are. I wonder if JoAnn supports Joen Boehner's position to raise the social security retirement to age 70? How about some response to that? Keep posting son, you are helping Mr Sowers more than you can imagine.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 8:43 PM


I don't care where she lives in St. Louis. I'd just like to know what she claims as an address in the Eighth District of Missouri.

Does anyone know the address of the house she bought in Georgetown, DC?

-- Posted by Hominy on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 10:04 PM


She gave 218 to Wasserman Schultz? What? That address is in DC, that may be it

-- Posted by itsniceoutside on Wed, Jun 30, 2010, at 8:03 AM

My family has recently visited with JoAnn Emerson in her Cape Girardeau, Missouri home. It does exist!

-- Posted by American Lady on Wed, Jun 30, 2010, at 8:11 AM

Yea.... I heard she had to ask where the powder room was.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Wed, Jun 30, 2010, at 11:52 AM

"My family has recently visited with JoAnn Emerson in her Cape Girardeau, Missouri home. It does exist!"

That must have been crowded in a pop up towable camper. What is the address?

-- Posted by Hominy on Wed, Jun 30, 2010, at 8:24 PM

Let's get right to it folks; Jo Ann Emerson isn't even from Missouri. I know for a fact that Bethesda, Maryland isn't anywhere near the Missouri's 8th. Furthermore, those maps that they're showing everyone only include individual donations tracked by the FEC: those that amount to more than 200 dollars per donation. I know the 45 dollars my family gives every month comes from the 8th district, yet Emerson has no interest in that, since it isn't the big bucks her campaign is receiving. I received the same email the Emerson staffer mentioned, and Tommy actually said that General Clark promised to visit somewhere in the 8th district this fall, not that Saint Louis was in the district. Finally, if you're interested, 47 percent of Emerson's money has come from PACs, and only 7 percent of that PAC money has been from ideological PACs; 79 percent comes from buisness PACs. Some of her highest contributions from business PACs include 28,000 from insurance PACs, 23,223 from lobbyists, 14,000 from commercial banks, 15,500 from beer, wine, and liquor, 7,000 from pharmaceuticals, 5,000 from Enterprise Car Rental, 6,000 from Sabreliner Air Corp, and 1,000 from Taco PAC. That's right, Taco PAC. As to the other portion of her donations, she's received $89,698 of her individual donations from out of state. She's also received over $70,000 from Saint Louis, 17,350 from Springfield, and 9,050 from Kansas City. Tommy Sowers has raised over 99 percent of his money from individuals; not PACs, not lobbyist firms, and not insurance companies. This was all found on the nonpartisan website www.opensecrets.org. Enjoy the truth everyone.

-- Posted by Ryan_Nely on Mon, Jul 5, 2010, at 12:43 PM

Of course there's no map showing where Jo Ann's donors are, that'd be fair and unbiased. Who wants that? Not Josh Haynes, and apparently not the Southeast Missourian. Bad move.

-- Posted by brttrssll on Mon, Jul 5, 2010, at 4:17 PM

Sowers is a socialist who endorses Obamanomics. He is the liberal running for congress. Don't fall for the half truths he tries to sell us. Bob Parker is best qualified to debate Sowers.

-- Posted by swift on Thu, Jul 8, 2010, at 5:35 PM

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