Archive for July, 2007

Dogan Campaign Kickoff with Sen. Jim Talent Attracts Nearly 100 Supporters

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

July 30, 2007

Contact: Kit Crancer at (314) 882-8767 or doganforstaterep {at} gmail {dot} com.

Former U.S. Senator Jim Talent joined nearly 100 attendees at the campaign kickoff for Shamed Dogan, Republican candidate for State Representative in Missouri’s 88th District, on Saturday, July 28. Incumbent 88th District State Representative Neal St. Onge (R-Ellisville), State Rep. Jeff Grisamore (R-Lee’s Summit), Ballwin Aldermen Jim Terbrock and Tim Pogue, and several prominent conservative activists were among those who came to help launch the campaign.

Rep. Neal St. Onge introduced Sen. Talent, who explained his support for Dogan’s candidacy. “Shamed is attached to the common sense conservative principles that animate most of the voters in Missouri and in West St. Louis County,” Talent said. “He understands why he believes what he believes and he’s a person of great integrity. I know he’s going to do a great job.”

Dogan outlined his campaign platform, which focuses on promoting economic growth, preserving traditional values, providing quality education and preventing illegal immigration. “We have to return conservatism and the Republican Party to their roots to be successful in 2008. I will help that revitalization by addressing the issues that matter most in people’s daily lives,” Dogan said.

Saturday also marked the launch date of Dogan’s campaign website, “A young, energetic candidate requires a website to match,” said Campaign Manager Kit Crancer. “We will harness the power of the web to sign up supporters and keep them energized, reach voters with campaign videos, and raise small-dollar contributions from Shamed’s grassroots supporters.”

Dogan served as a legislative assistant for Sen. Talent from 2003 to 2006. In those years, he helped write federal “Pass with Care” legislation and advised the senator on a range of issues including transportation, energy, and immigration. Dogan, 28, was recently selected as one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30. He lives in Ballwin with his wife, Sara.

Chris Sander to announce for 3rd Congressional

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Chris Sander, running in the 3rd Congressional District GOP primary, will kick off his campaign on Saturday, August 4 at the Old Orchard Park Gazebo in Webster Groves.  The event starts at 2 p.m.

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Gregg and Lorie Keller welcome first daughter

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Gregg and Lorie Keller are announcing the arrival of Eleanor Whitney Keller at a healthy 8 lb. 10 oz.

RGK — formerly of the Talent and Bush campaigns and now National Coalitions Director for Mitt Romney — tells us that mom and the baby girl are doing well.

You can reach Gregg at gkeller {at} mittromney {dot} com.

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Bond to speak to St. Louis Pachyderms

Friday, July 27th, 2007

St. Louis Pachyderm President David Stokes tell us that Sen. Kit Bond will speak today, July 27, at the group’s weekly lunch. Lunch ($20) is served at noon and the program begins at 12:30 p.m. Trattoria Branica is located at 10411 Clayton Road in Le Chateau Village.

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