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.
The Republican candidate for governor said Missouri's selection process leaves too much room for political influence.
Democrats see college-age voters as key to success in November.
And, in the spirit of Mark Twain, it wants Stephen Colbert to moderate.
But its number has come up when some residents received odd phone calls encouraging them to write in Hillary Clinton's name for president.
The Republican and Democratic candidates, who met in a debate Friday in Columbia, also agreed that transparency is necessary to build trust with taxpayers.
Republican Peter Kinder, Democrat Sam Page and Libertarian Teddy Fleck sparred over health care, public financing and Missouri's Sunshine Law.
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.
Missouri attorney general candidates Mike Gibbons and Chris Koster declared their opposition to a campaign tactic that they both admitted using — automated telephone calls. The denunciations — and the admissions — were made at the candidates’ first debate, which was held at the MU School of Journalism on Thursday.
Although audience members at Thursday’s gubernatorial and attorney general debates at MU’s School of Journalism followed the instructions to hold all applause until the end of the debate, they still had a lot to say about each candidate.
Voters will get a chance to decide whether investor-owned utilities must boost their use of renewable energy sources.
The Republican gubernatorial candidate also said he would bring more private money to colleges and universities.
His 40-minute speech at the Activity and Recreation Center focused on economic issues, especially on those likely to affect middle-class Americans.
Supporters at the Columbia Activity and Recreation Center on Tuesday morning said Sen. Joe Biden, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, has the personality and experience to succeed.
Obama and Palin used their campaign stops over the weekend to fire off accusations over enormous earmarks each have asked to use in their respective home states.
Focusing on Obama’s spending habits, McCain and Palin returned for the second time in eight days to a critical swing state.
Some intersections will be shut down Tuesday morning during a visit by the Democratic vice presidential candidate.
The vice presidential candidate will speak at the ARC at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof and Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon both confirm they will participate in a 3:15 p.m. debate on Sept. 11.