COLUMBIA — About 500 people gathered at Kemper Arena for the Boone County presidential caucus Saturday.
The process selected 53 delegates, who are not bound to a certain candidate, to the congressional district convention in Sedalia on April 21.
We asked delegate hopefuls before the caucus to respond to this question: How do you hope the outcome of this presidential election will change the country?
Here are some of their responses.
"Someone in office that will start carving down the debt." - Dan Harder
"Reverses the trend toward big government." - Sean Reberry
"Dramatic shift in foreign policy as it relates to acts of war." - Roger Webb
"See us elect people who represent us and not just themselves." - John Casady
"The salvation of America." - Eric Albert
The Boone County conservative slate that backed Ron Paul won the caucus and many of the delegates held similar beliefs to the Texas congressman.