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From our Jo Mannies this morning:
St. Louis County’s two major candidates for county executive – Democrat Steve Stenger and Republican Rick Stream – exuded confidence early Tuesday as both visited the polls to vote and make last minute appeals.
Stream said he was “cautiously optimistic,’’ in part because his polling place at Kirkwood High School was seeing brisk traffic. Stream cast roughly the 100th ballot at 7 a.m. he said. By 9 a.m., the count was over 200, as Stream handed out literature and shook hands.
By his estimate, that voting traffic could mean a high turnout, since the polling place serves about 1600 registered voters.
Stenger was joined by his wife, Ali, and infant daughter Madeline as he stopped by his home polling place at Affton Presbyterian Church.
“I think it’s going to be a great day. I’m looking forward to a victory tonight,’’ Stenger said.
Stenger and Stream planned to travel around the county to visit polling places, and make phone calls, as each sought to round up last-minute votes before the polls close at 7 p.m.
Both touched on similar pitches of promoting jobs throughout the county, and revamping county government.
We can't leave out this next update. You'll see why.
An update: "Judge Sippel has just issued a Temporary Restraining Order against the Election Board in matter below."