Small-town heritage reflected in Sen. Graham's service

Sen. Chuck Graham has overcome many setbacks to fight for higher education, small-town people and disability action.

Schaefer hopes to take legal experiences to Capitol

Republican candidate Kurt Schaefer is using his captivating personality and ambition to take his legal career to the Senate.

Presidential candidates recognize Missouri's importance

Sen. John McCain's visit Monday marks the Republican presidential hopeful's fifth stop in Missouri since June and highlights the electoral and symbolic value that both presidential campaigns hold for Missouri votes.

On the Map

Columbia has been a fairly frequent stop for presidents, vice presidents and those seeking the nation’s loftiest elected posts over the past 20 years.

A man of many trades, Asbridge continues to campaign for 25th District seat

Two months before Election Day, most candidates are preparing for the final push of campaigning. But when Ryan Asbridge, 31, spoke to his campaign staff last month to discuss the direction of the campaign for the next several weeks, it was to formulate a very different kind of strategy.

Beginning new chapter, Mary Still goes back to government

After two decades in Missouri politics, Mary Still was ready to slow down. With her children out on their own and an option for early retirement, Still, 54, decided it was time to start the next chapter of her life.

Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama for president

Sunday, on NBC's "Meet the Press," retired Gen. Colin Powell endorsed Illinos Sen. Barack Obama for President. Powell said that he disagreed with McCain's decision to focus on Obama's ties to radical William Ayers, and that he thought Obama had a better plan to improve the image of the U.S. 

McCain stop in Columbia still unconfirmed

As of Sunday evening, McCain spokesperson Wendy Riemann could not confirm whether the Republican presidential hopeful from Arizona would be making an appearance in Columbia on Monday.

ANALYSIS: Most Mo. donors unaffected by cap repeal

The recent repeal of capping donations to political candidates has had little effect on most Missourians and mostly affects the wealthiest donors.

St. Louis rally draws largest Obama crowd in campaign so far

After the candidate spoke beneath the Arch to his largest gathering yet, he spoke to thousands more later in the day in Kansas City as the campaigns fight for a lead in the state's polls.

McCain likens Obama to European socialists

Republican John McCain Saturday likened Democrat Barack Obama to European socialists who advocate redistributing wealth as he desperately tried to reverse his declining poll numbers.

Hulshof, Nixon clash over taxes in gubernatorial debate

U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof accused Attorney General Jay Nixon of wanting to raise taxes while Nixon painted his opponent as a Washington politician partly responsible for the nation's economic troubles.

Kansas City Star editorial endorses Obama for president

The editorial board of the Kansas City Star published a "Barack Obama for president" opinion page Saturday, calling the democratic candidate "the right person to lead the country forward."

In Ozarks, Obama caricature creates a storm

Thanks to a prominent highway sign depicting a turban-wearing, cartoon caricature of "Barack Hussein Obama," a very public conversation on race, religion, politics and free speech has dominated West Plains.

Post-Dispatch endorses Nixon

The St. Louis Post Dispatch editorial board has announced its support of the Missouri attorney general who is the Democratic candidate for governor, citing a need for stronger reform than his opponent, U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof, has offered.

Jill Biden speaks at Stephens College on education, war

Jill Biden made the first stop of her Missouri tour Friday morning at Stephens College and touched on many of the issues pertinent to Columbia residents.

ANALYSIS: Experts assess presidential candidates' proposals

Missourian reporters sifted through the facts to see what John McCain and Barack Obama are really saying, then tapped unbiased experts and reports from bipartisan think-tanks to explain what these 11 campaign issues actually mean for the country in the next four years.

Candidates agree Missouri's mental health care needs more attention

Boone County public administrator, state Senate and House candidates addressed mental health care and education at forum at Columbia Public Library on Thursday night.

McCain to stop in Columbia on Monday, spokeswoman says

Though McCain's campaign hasn't confirmed the visit yet, a Missouri Republican Party spokeswoman said McCain will be stopping in Columbia on Monday.

Kelly seeks return to House after 14 years away