ANALYSIS: Obama, McCain appeal to button wearing, sign carrying crowd as election draws near

Days away from the election, a noticeable change has taken place in presidential campaign strategy in Missouri. After months of candidates appealing to the voting-befuddled, hard-to-reach undecided, they're finally giving some love to their base supporters. 

Oakland Junior High School students hold political convention

More than 400 parents, teachers, candidates and community members attended the event on Wednesday morning.

Former schools superintendent says government needs faith

Gregory Thompson is the Constitution Party's candidate for governor.

Lengthy political career holds lessons for Nixon

Nixon, who is the longest-serving attorney general in Missouri history, is hoping to bring his small-town experiences to the Governor's office

Nomad-like congressman hopes his next stop is Jefferson City

Kenny Hulshof, the Republican candidate for governor, began his career in politics when he was attending MU and took an internship in Washington, DC., Hulshof has gone on to serve as a special prosecutor and congressman, moving around from city to city, and he hopes that he will be leaving the District of Columbia soon for Jefferson City.


Libertarian says party needs to get beyond 'making a stink'

Andy Finkenstadt says that if he is elected governor, he would follow the letter and spirit of the law.

Obama likely to attract big crowd in Columbia

Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, will be in Columbia on Thursday night. The Change We Need rally begins at 9:30 p.m. in the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle at MU. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. 

City abuzz over Obama visit

Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at MU's Carnahan Quadrangle on Thursday.

At NAACP forum, candidates talk education, affirmative action

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.

Luetkemeyer's loans to campaign surpass $1 million

Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer loaned on Saturday $200,000 more to his campaign for 9th District representative in Congress, according to campaign finance records.

Obama, McCain focus on get-out-the-vote campaigns for Mo. voters

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.

Voter turnout could affect wait time at polling places

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.

Candidates offer views on Missouri infrastructure funding

One of the issues facing candidates is how to improve funding for Missouri's highway system.

Constitution candidate uneasy about entitlements

James Rensing is in favor of giving more power to the states and would support phasing out Medicare and Medicaid.

Conservative ideals, economic goals drive Kinder re-election bid

He emphasizes his experience advocating for the elderly and promoting tourism.

Democrat says he'll bring reform as lieutenant governor

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.

Libertarian believes state government must be streamlined

After 27 years as a Republican, Teddy Fleck left the GOP and is now running as the Libertarian candidate for lieutenant governor.

Democratic Missouri governor candidate Nixon raises $16 million

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.

Poll: Obama, McCain about even in Missouri

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.

Palin to campaign in Cape Girardeau

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be in the state again for a Thursday morning campaign in Cape Girardeau.