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.
More than 400 parents, teachers, candidates and community members attended the event on Wednesday morning.
Gregory Thompson is the Constitution Party's candidate for governor.
Nixon, who is the longest-serving attorney general in Missouri history, is hoping to bring his small-town experiences to the Governor's office
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.
Andy Finkenstadt says that if he is elected governor, he would follow the letter and spirit of the law.
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.
Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at MU's Carnahan Quadrangle on Thursday.
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.