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Elections

Watch parties planned for vice presidential debate

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Delaware Sen. Joe Biden will debate Thursday night at Washington University in St. Louis.

Undecided Columbia voters face challenge

The Missourian recruited three undecided Columbia voters — Miguel Lopez, Keith Clark and Amy Davis — willing to let us watch and learn from them over the frenetic final weeks of the campaign season. We’ll check in with them from time to time to see what they’re reading, what they’re hearing and what they’re thinking.

Committee meets to promote water bond

The city is asking for almost $40 million in bond money to replace old mains and make other improvements to the city's water system.

Missouri Republicans campaign to retain majority in legislature

Since 2003, Republicans have controlled both chambers of the state legislature — and Democrats are determined to narrow these margins in the Nov. 4 elections.

Hulshof votes no on bailout bill

Congressman Kenny Hulshof, Republican candidate for governor, voted no in Monday's U.S. House of Representatives vote on the $700 billion plan to bailout the U.S. financial system, which ultimately failed by a vote of 228-205.

Gibbons proposes crackdown on cyber crime

The Republican candidate for attorney general, Mike Gibbons, announced a proposal Monday in Columbia for a new Cyber Crimes Unit in the attorney general's office. Gibbons said the new office would work to protect children from Internet predators, as well as decrease the number of online-based crimes in the state.

Seven Missouri congressional seats not expected to change

Incumbents holding seven of Missouri's nine U.S. House seats are likely to keep them after the November elections, although all face at least one challenger. 

Experts share observations about first debate

Professors from MU watched the McCain-Obama debate and had some choice words to share about their performance.

Bush to appear at Hulshof fundraiser in St. Louis Co.

The president is scheduled to appear at the dinner at Hunter Farms on Oct. 3. The invitation requests a donation of $10,000 to $25,000 per couple to attend a private reception and photo opportunity with Bush.

UPDATE: Friday's debate still in doubt

The highly anticipated debate on Friday between Barack Obama and John McCain remained in limbo because talks broke off Thursday night on an economic bailout plan.

Friday's debate still in doubt

The highly anticipated debate between Barack Obama and John McCain remained in limbo because no agreement had been reached on an economic bailout.

Ninth District candidates sound off on bailout

COLUMBIA - Candidates for Missouri's Ninth District sounded off Thursday on Congress' proposed $700 billion financial bailout plan, with both major party candidates stressing that any bill needed to work for the American people rather than financial bigwigs.

MU professors: Presidential debate could be decisive

The presidential debate between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama could decide the race. MU communications professor Mitchell McKinney said certain characteristics of this year's presidential race create the right atmosphere for a debate that could greatly affect the outcome. 

Hulshof suggests changing judicial selection process

The Republican candidate for governor said Missouri's selection process leaves too much room for political influence.

Demstock rallies young voters

Democrats see college-age voters as key to success in November.

Twain museum invites Obama, McCain to debate

And, in the spirit of Mark Twain, it wants Stephen Colbert to moderate.

Independence business says it's not making pro-Clinton calls

But its number has come up when some residents received odd phone calls encouraging them to write in Hillary Clinton's name for president.

2 state treasurer candidates back use of tax credits

The Republican and Democratic candidates, who met in a debate Friday in Columbia, also agreed that transparency is necessary to build trust with taxpayers.

Lieutenant governor candidates find little common ground

Republican Peter Kinder, Democrat Sam Page and Libertarian Teddy Fleck sparred over health care, public financing and Missouri's Sunshine Law.

Incumbent Robin Carnahan discusses voting issues at secretary of state debate

Three secretary of state candidates disagreed on issues of absentee ballots, mail-in ballots and photo ID requirements at the polls during Friday's debate.

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