Tony Viessman, 74, of Rolla started "Rednecks for Obama" with Les Spencer, 60, before Obama's July 30 stop in Rolla, and has traveled to campaign events in Mississippi, Tennessee, Colorado and New York.
By 6:15 p.m., a line of Sen. Barack Obama supporters had already gathered along Conley Avenue north of MU's Mel Carnahan Quadrangle. The line stretched from Hulston Hall, which houses the MU law school, jogged east down University Avenue around Middlebush Hall and then south on Hitt Street.
Candidates for the Missouri Senate and Missouri House of Representatives weighed in on how to fund K-12 education in a tough economy.
Local state House and Senate candidates have varying thoughts on the future of Missouri's economy.
Republican Rep. Ed Robb and former legislator Chris Kelly agree that higher education needs to be better funded but disagree on who would be the more effective legislator.
Setup begins on Carnahan Quad, and a large crowd is anticipated at Thursday night's event.
Fourteen of the state's 114 counties had more registered voters than voting-age adults. Such a scenario raises the question of whether some people could vote twice in different places.
Both Republicans and Democrats helped register voters for this election, but party organizers are split on what constitutes adequate follow-up to geting voters out to the polls Nov. 4.
Some candidates think Gov. Matt Blunt's 2005 Medicaid cuts need to be reversed. Others think that's unrealistic given the state's responsiblity to a balanced budget. Candidates for the state House and Senate outline their ideas for health-care reform in Missouri.
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.