“Bell’s message of change resonated even in traditional union strongholds like Tesson Ferry Township, where Debbie Kitchen led a group of volunteers for Bell. The township, which covers parts of southeast St. Louis County, to the border with Jefferson County, has a higher percentage of white residents than the county as a whole, Kitchen said.<br><br>“It was really fun to find out that what we assumed was not true,” she said of her neighbors and friends. “They wanted change. They had enough of Bob McCulloch. When they found out these new ideas were out there, they listened.”<br><br>Kitchen said Bell also more closely tied himself to the “No on Prop A” campaign than McCulloch, featuring it prominently on his mailings.<br><br>“It was another reason, in addition to getting rid of Bob McCulloch, that people felt ready and excited to go to the polls,” Reed added of the campaign against so-called “right to work.”<br><br>The measure failed in St. Louis County by a nearly 3-1 margin.”

"Bell’s message of change resonated even in traditional union strongholds like Tesson Ferry Township, where Debbie Kitchen led a group of volunteers for Bell. The township, which covers parts of southeast St. Louis County, to the border with Jefferson County, has a higher percentage of white residents than the county as a whole, Kitchen said.

“It was really fun to find out that what we assumed was not true,” she said of her neighbors and friends. “They wanted change. They had enough of Bob McCulloch. When they found out these new ideas were out there, they listened.”

Kitchen said Bell also more closely tied himself to the "No on Prop A" campaign than McCulloch, featuring it prominently on his mailings.

“It was another reason, in addition to getting rid of Bob McCulloch, that people felt ready and excited to go to the polls,” Reed added of the campaign against so-called "right to work."

The measure failed in St. Louis County by a nearly 3-1 margin."

Bell used broad coalition to soundly beat McCulloch

Wesley Bell’s victory in the Democratic primary for St. Louis County prosecutor demonstrated an ability to construct a broad coalition of support while
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