Missourian reporters sifted through the facts to see what John McCain and Barack Obama are really saying, then tapped unbiased experts and reports from bipartisan think-tanks to explain what these 11 campaign issues actually mean for the country in the next four years.
Boone County public administrator, state Senate and House candidates addressed mental health care and education at forum at Columbia Public Library on Thursday night.
Though McCain's campaign hasn't confirmed the visit yet, a Missouri Republican Party spokeswoman said McCain will be stopping in Columbia on Monday.
Ed Robb is not loquacious. He doesn’t have to spin phrases or spout philosophy to get his point across. For Robb, the facts, and more importantly — the figures — speak for themselves.
The Republican gubernatorial nominee denounced political party committees under Missouri’s old campaign finance laws but said that, with the repeal of campaign contribution limits, the committees aren’t the “sham” they once were.
Democrat Kelly Schultz is running for the 21st District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.
A farmer by trade, the incumbent state representative for the 21st District says small business sense works in Capitol.
Both candidates differ from the president on science issues and agree to seek government science advice. They have both also pledged to spend more money on scientific research.
Columbia's state representative has raised more than $1 million this year for her campaign for the 9th District congressional seat.
Barack Obama's campaign rejected John McCain's invitation to collaborate on a committee against voter fraud, saying it was designed to decrease voter turnout.
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan allowed a Democratic candidate for governor on the primary ballot after disqualifying him for not submitting necessary documentation.
John Sullivan, the Republican candidate for Boone County public administrator, said he discovered his passion in life — helping — in the sixth grade.
Cathy Richards wants to bring her life skills to the job of public administrator.
Boone County Treasurer Kay Murray has the luxury to set aside campaigning and concentrate on her job as she runs unopposed in the Nov. 4 election. Murray said she's never seen anything like the current state of the economy, adding that it has "really been making my job interesting."
In November, Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey will be running for re-election unopposed.
Jodie C. Asel is seeking her second term as Division IV circuit judge.
A closer look at the responsibilities of the Boone County treasurer
The public administrator assumes responsibility over estates for persons who are unable to assume those duties.