Why did the Robb-Kelly race cost so much?

Friday, November 7, 2008 | 6:32 p.m. CST; updated 9:23 p.m. CST, Saturday, November 8, 2008

COLUMBIA — While the nation witnessed Sen. Barack Obama break every state and national political fundraising record for his historic White House bid, Boone County voters might not have noticed the record-breaking amounts of money that poured into a race for the Missouri General Assembly.