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.
It's drawn money from every state in the country and nearly two dozen nations. And it's raised a record amount for any social ballot issue. The list of donors includes Brad Pitt, the mother of the founder of Blackwater, the Knights of Columbus, Kate Capshaw and more.
Secretary of State candidate Hubbard's fight against a 2006 amendment on stem cell research sparked his interest in becoming secretary of state.
Denise Neely, who is running for secretary of state, is an organized candidate who wants to provide more information to the public, said Donna Ivanovich, Missouri Constitution Party chairwoman.
Wes Upchurch, 21, is the Libertarian candidate for secretary of state.
Robin Carnahan belongs to the fifth generation of her family involved in politics. She's running for a second term as Missouri secretary of state.
Proponents of the Missouri constitutional amendment call it benign; opponents call it unwelcoming to immigrants.
The proposition also would increase amount casinos pay to government.
Opponents of Proposition B say it's a misguided move toward creating a union.
The city will vote on Nov. 4 on financing renovations and additions to the water system, which will total $38.9 million. The renovations were designed with the six-year goal of "getting more water where it needs to go," said Connie Kacprowicz of Columbia's Water and Light utility.
Local entities could apply for grants and loans to improve infrastructure.
To support the initial purchase of the bonds, rates for utility customers would rise steadily over the next six years. There would be two annual increases of 1.5 percent on the monthly rate and four more of 5 percent, accounting for a total rate increase of 23 percent.