Political signs line drive outside hotel

October 10, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
Campaign signs for Todd Akin, Jay Nixon, Dave Spence and Claire McCaskill line Bernadette Drive outside the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. The signs were placed there for the gubernatorial and senatorial debate held by the Missouri Press Association. In the month following the August primaries, $1,974 was reported on printing costs just by candidates for the Boone County Northern District commissioner seat. By comparison, $60,235 was spent by the candidates in the race for governor over the same time.