Three Republicans, seven Democrats and one Libertarian met with a predominantly black audience at the Second Baptist Church to address issues such as public education and racial profiling.
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer loaned on Saturday $200,000 more to his campaign for 9th District representative in Congress, according to campaign finance records.
The sales pitch has been made. Now it's time to close the deal for thousands of presidential campaign volunteers who have been contacting Missourians on behalf of Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.
Three out of four Missourians registered to vote will cast a ballot Nov. 4, according to an estimate from the secretary of state's office, which has some groups worried about how busy polling places could be on Election Day.
One of the issues facing candidates is how to improve funding for Missouri's highway system.
James Rensing is in favor of giving more power to the states and would support phasing out Medicare and Medicaid.
He emphasizes his experience advocating for the elderly and promoting tourism.
State Rep. Sam Page, of Creve Coeur, says his top three priorities are helping to relieve the financial burdens on working families, improve education and increase teacher pay.
After 27 years as a Republican, Teddy Fleck left the GOP and is now running as the Libertarian candidate for lieutenant governor.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon has raised roughly twice as much during his three-year campaign as Republican rival Kenny Hulshof, according to reports filed Monday with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
A poll of 800 likely Missouri voters showed Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain are about even in the presidential race. In the gubernatorial race, Democrat Jay Nixon was ahead of Republican Kenny Hulshof.
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be in the state again for a Thursday morning campaign in Cape Girardeau.
It's drawn money from every state in the country and nearly two dozen nations. And it's raised a record amount for any social ballot issue. The list of donors includes Brad Pitt, the mother of the founder of Blackwater, the Knights of Columbus, Kate Capshaw and more.
Secretary of State candidate Hubbard's fight against a 2006 amendment on stem cell research sparked his interest in becoming secretary of state.
Denise Neely, who is running for secretary of state, is an organized candidate who wants to provide more information to the public, said Donna Ivanovich, Missouri Constitution Party chairwoman.
Wes Upchurch, 21, is the Libertarian candidate for secretary of state.
Robin Carnahan belongs to the fifth generation of her family involved in politics. She's running for a second term as Missouri secretary of state.
Proponents of the Missouri constitutional amendment call it benign; opponents call it unwelcoming to immigrants.
The proposition also would increase amount casinos pay to government.