Missouri General Election 2012

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: 47th District, 8 days before Election Day

Compare how much candidates have raised and spent in the 47th House District.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: 45th District, 8 days before Election Day

See how much the candidate has raised and spent in the 45th House District.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: 44th District, 8 days before Election Day

Compare how much candidates have raised and spent in the 44th House District.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: 19th District, 8 days before Election Day

Compare how much candidates have raised and spent in the 19th Senate District.

Wagner to join Hartzler in Columbia on jobs tour

Second District GOP hopeful Ann Wagner plans to join Rep. Vicky Hartzler at the Boone County Republican Party headquarters.

Ken Jacob brings passion for education to 44th District election

Ken Jacob, the former state senator and representative, is seeking a return to the Missouri General Assembly.


Candidates for Missouri treasurer bring different experiences, ideologies to campaign

Three candidates are running to be Missouri's state treasurer — the person who manages the state's revenue and oversees unclaimed property. These candidates think their political and personal experiences qualify them for the job.

Candidates for Missouri lieutenant governor express why they should be elected

The Columbia Missourian interviewed three of four candidates running for Missouri's lieutenant governor about why they believe they should hold the office.

Boone County commission candidate Janet Thompson has passion for horses, justice

The Democrat says her background as a lawyer and public defender has prepared her well for representing Boone County's Northern District.  

Bormann hopes to apply surveying skills as county commissioner

All cowboy hats and country music, the Republican candidate for Boone County Northern District Commissioner wants to streamline county government.

Missouri secretary of state candidate gets campaign help

Republican Missouri secretary of state candidate Shane Schoeller got a boost Wednesday from a fellow Republican from Mississippi, who said photo identification requirements for voters are important to preserving the integrity of elections.

Akin remarks remain in spotlight in Senate bid

Since first uttering the regrettable comments about "legitimate rape," Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin has been his own most formidable foe.

Spence gives his gubernatorial campaign $500,000

The suburban St. Louis businessman has now plugged $5 million into his effort to unseat Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

Leaning Republican, Missouri's presidential bellwether status fades

Once hotly contested, the Show-Me State is now widely considered reliably conservative in the lead-up to the Nov. 6 presidential election.

NAACP holds forum for candidates in county, state races

Eighteen candidates for a variety of elected positions attended the forum, which was hosted by the NAACP at Second Baptist Church in Columbia.

McCaskill cancels campaigning to be with ill mom

Sen. Claire McCaskill's 84-year-old mother, Betty Anne McCaskill, was in an intensive care unit of a St. Louis hospital Tuesday after "becoming critically ill."

Akin repeatedly arrested at 1985 abortion protests

Senate candidate Todd Akin has repeatedly declined to discuss additional details of the arrests. The records are private because he was never convicted.

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McCaskill and Akin largely cordial in final Missouri Senate debate

Sen. Claire McCaskill asserted Todd Akin has an "extreme record" on women's issues, education, Medicare and Social Security. Akin stressed that McCaskill was one of Obama's earliest supporters in his 2008 campaign and backed his health care and stimulus proposals.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder seeks rare third term

Kinder was the lone Republican to win statewide office four years ago when Democrats rolled. After facing several challenges during his second term, Kinder skipped an anticipated run for governor and this summer survived an expensive and robust GOP lieutenant governor primary.