State senator moving quickly through government ranks

The Republican candidate for state treasurer says he learned the value of hard work and fiscal responsibility from his parents.

Zweifel cites middle-class background as asset

When he's not traveling around the state and attending events, state Rep. Clint Zweifel, D-St. Louis County, tries to spend as much time with his family as he can.

Palin to visit Springfield on Friday

The "Road to Victory" rally is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the university's McDonald Arena. Doors open at 9 a.m.

Palin children traveled on state's tab

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin charged the state for her children's travel expenses. State law does not specifically address expenses for a governor's children. The law allows for payment of expenses for anyone conducting official state business.

Attorney general candidates criticize DNR in third debate

Democratic candidate Chris Koster said the Natural Resources Department has not done its job of adequately regulating the environment, while Republican candidate Mike Gibbons said the relationship between the department and the attorney general's office needs to be repaired.

McCain convenes BBQ business meeting

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain ate lunch with local business owners at Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q and greeted a crowd of about 150 people outside the restaurant.

Dwyer hopes to cut down government waste

Chris Dwyer's family values, business savy, and Air Force experience give him a unique angle in the race for 19th District seat.

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."