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Elections

Incumbent legislators did well at the polls

Only one of the 134 lawmakers seeking re-election was defeated.

Page, Kinder are nominees for lieutenant governor

Both easily win their primary elections.

Moderators named for presidential, vice presidential debates

Gwen Ifill of PBS will moderate the vice presidential debate in St. Louis.

Gubernatorial candidates Hulshof, Steelman make final campaign push

Both Hulshof and Steelman have planned final campaign stops that branch away from southwest Missouri.

Students find experience, summer jobs on political campaigns

Some volunteer and others get paid, often working long hours as the November election nears.

VOTERS GUIDE — AUGUST 2008 PRIMARY

The Boone County Clerk's office expects about 32,000 voters to cast the ballots Tuesday that will determine who will move on to November's general election.

UPDATE: Less than one-third of Missouri voters likely to go to polls Tuesday

Knox County will likely have the highest turnout; Butler County, the lowest.

Commission candidates offer different views on planning, zoning

Sullivan says master plan should be more specific and ensure rural character; Miller says county can't tell developers how to use their land.

Vice presidential hopeful was once a Tiger

Tim Kaine, whose name has made national news this week as a person of interest in Barack Obama's search for a running mate, graduated from MU in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in economics.

25th District candidates share why they're best for the job

Candidates Bob Pund, Sean Spence, Mary Still and Ryan Asbridge discuss their backgrounds and why they're running.

Tax tiff drives assessor race debate

The use of a voluntary questionnaire in setting the appraised values of homes has become a hot issue between the incumbent, Tom Schauwecker, and his challenger, Barbara Bishop.

9th District candidates speak about immigration

Days before the Aug. 5 primary, 9th District candidates outlined their views on what immigration policies the United States should have.

Koster's ex-wife pays for ad questioning his ethics

Rebecca Bowman Nassikas donated $200,000 to a political committee last week that plans to use the money for TV ads. Missourians for Honest Leadership, formed in Columbia in 2006, has already posted the piece on its Web site, TheFactsOnKoster.com.

Harrisburg to vote on proposed tax levy increase

The levy would add about $174,000 to district revenue.

Three vie for Boone County public administrator

Two Democrats are competing for their party's nomination for Boone County public administrator, while Republican John Sullivan is uncontested on the Aug. 5 ballot.

Obama emphasizes green economy during rural Missouri economic tour

In front of a roaring, standing-room-only crowd at the Missouri University of Science and Technology on Wednesday, Sen. Barack Obama, D—Ill., detailed his economic plan for the nation if he is elected president. The senator stopped in Springfield, Rolla and Union on Wednesday as part of his economic tour through rural Missouri.

Obama speaks at town hall meeting in Rolla

Sen. Barack Obama’s rock-star appeal has generated buzz in the media, but many voters are still asking why. About 1,500 came to hear the candidate speak in Rolla on Wednesday.

Primary primer: 10 candidates vie for 9th District spot

Five Republicans, four Democrats and one Libertarian hope for their party’s nomination for 9th District Representative to the U.S. Congress.

9th District candidates speak to GRO about health care

The candidates highlighted their respective experiences in relation to health care.

Constitution Party to appear on November ballot

Constitution Party has been recertified but will not appear on primary ballot.

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