Independent Wins Partisan Race for St. Louis Alderman

On February 13, St. Louis held a special election to fill the vacant Alderman position in the 8th ward. Annie Rice, an independent candidate, defeated her only opponent, the Democratic nominee. See this story.


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Independent Wins Partisan Race for St. Louis Alderman — 3 Comments

  1. This is probably an example of a very unpopular candidate getting the Democratic line in an extremely partisan district and then the local Democratic activists getting behind a “real” Democrat who happens to be running on an independent line.

  2. Both candidates are members of the St. Louis City Democratic committee. The overall committee picked one of the committee members and the other ran for the seat as an independent.

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