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Elections

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.

State attorney general candidates discuss campaign issues at MU

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.

Columbia attendees react to gubernatorial, attorney general debates

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.

Clean energy initiative makes ballot

Voters will get a chance to decide whether investor-owned utilities must boost their use of renewable energy sources.

Hulshof vows to boost spending on higher ed

The Republican gubernatorial candidate also said he would bring more private money to colleges and universities.

Biden visits Columbia, promises economic change

His 40-minute speech at the Activity and Recreation Center focused on economic issues, especially on those likely to affect middle-class Americans.

Crowd lines up early, enjoys Biden remarks

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, GOP exchange pork-barrel barbs

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.

McCain, Palin visit KC area retirement community

Focusing on Obama’s spending habits, McCain and Palin returned for the second time in eight days to a critical swing state.

Police to help with Biden security

Some intersections will be shut down Tuesday morning during a visit by the Democratic vice presidential candidate.

Biden to woo Columbians in bellwether state

The vice presidential candidate will speak at the ARC at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

VP candidate Biden to speak in Columbia on Tuesday

Governor’s race debates hit MU on J-school centennial

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.

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