Top state senator wants to change attorney general's office

Gibbons, a Republican, wants to emphasize justice over headlines.

Former prosecutor says experience with badge prepares him

Koster has been a senator for Missouri's 31st District, in the western part of the state, since 2004.

Rep. Graves' father wants son's rival to change ad

The disputed ad says an airstrip on Graves' property was renovated with taxpayers' money.

Gibbons calls on Koster to pull down 'factually false' ad

In the latest twist in the television back-and-forth between the two former colleagues, Republican Michael Gibbons is calling out Democrat Chris Koster's campaign for including factual inaccuracies in their most recent statewide ad that was released Thursday.

Missouri Democrats counter Republicans with automated phone calls

Columbia residents might be hearing something new when they pick up their phones. A Democratic automated telephone call that began circulating in Missouri this week is intended to be a "counter-punch" to those being sent by Republican Sen. John McCain's campaign, former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson said Thursday morning. 

Baker cites strength to stand up for what's right

Democrat seeks seat in U.S. Congress after four years in state legislature.

Luetkemeyer brings jack-of-all-trades background to race

He'll tell you it's the story of Small Town, USA, where hard work and conservative values eventually meet opportunity.

Libertarian's Congressional bid nothing new for her

Tamara Millay is becoming a well-known name on Missouri ballots.

Minister says life of good works prepares him for office

Constitution Party candidate Rod Farthing roots his policies in faith.

State senator moving quickly through government ranks

The Republican candidate for state treasurer says he learned the value of hard work and fiscal responsibility from his parents.

Zweifel cites middle-class background as asset

When he's not traveling around the state and attending events, state Rep. Clint Zweifel, D-St. Louis County, tries to spend as much time with his family as he can.

Palin to visit Springfield on Friday

The "Road to Victory" rally is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the university's McDonald Arena. Doors open at 9 a.m.

Palin children traveled on state's tab

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin charged the state for her children's travel expenses. State law does not specifically address expenses for a governor's children. The law allows for payment of expenses for anyone conducting official state business.

Attorney general candidates criticize DNR in third debate

Democratic candidate Chris Koster said the Natural Resources Department has not done its job of adequately regulating the environment, while Republican candidate Mike Gibbons said the relationship between the department and the attorney general's office needs to be repaired.

McCain convenes BBQ business meeting

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain ate lunch with local business owners at Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q and greeted a crowd of about 150 people outside the restaurant.

Dwyer hopes to cut down government waste

Chris Dwyer's family values, business savy, and Air Force experience give him a unique angle in the race for 19th District seat.

Small-town heritage reflected in Sen. Graham's service

Sen. Chuck Graham has overcome many setbacks to fight for higher education, small-town people and disability action.

Schaefer hopes to take legal experiences to Capitol

Republican candidate Kurt Schaefer is using his captivating personality and ambition to take his legal career to the Senate.

Presidential candidates recognize Missouri's importance

Sen. John McCain's visit Monday marks the Republican presidential hopeful's fifth stop in Missouri since June and highlights the electoral and symbolic value that both presidential campaigns hold for Missouri votes.

On the Map

Columbia has been a fairly frequent stop for presidents, vice presidents and those seeking the nation’s loftiest elected posts over the past 20 years.