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Elections

Steelman calls for a repeal of Missouri’s ethanol mandate

The state law that went into effect in January requires gas stations to sell a 10 percent ethanol blend when it is not more expensive than traditional gasoline.

McCain names Jack Jackson as co-chairman of Missouri campaign

Jackson is a Vietnam veteran like McCain. He had planned on working for the McCain campaign since dropping out of the lieutenant governor’s race.

St. Louis woman offers to give Obama the shirt off her back

The offer came when the Obama was making his way toward Harry Truman's house in Independence.

Letter: Support Mary Still, who has the experience needed for state representative

Columbia resident says Mary Still, candidate for the 25th District , has a lot of experience that can help her serve the community.

Obama to visit Independence on Monday

He is scheduled to visit the Truman Memorial Building.

Democratic candidates for assessor find plenty to disagree about

Speaking at Friday's Muleskinners luncheon, incumbent Tom Schauwecker and challenger Barbara Bishop addressed the most prominent campaign issues, including public disclosure of home sale prices and the use of vehicle identification numbers for vehicle assessment.

Letter: Barbara Bishop, running for county assessor, seeks changes to local taxes

Bishop, if elected, would change the way certain properties are assessed and create a commission to handle tax appeals.

McCaskill a valued part of Obama's campaign

Obama calls her one of his closest advisers. Her name has popped up as a potential running mate. Says one strategist: "They want to use her so much because she’s the epitome of the target voter they’re looking for."

Steelman proposes a gubernatorial ethics plan

Rep. Hulshof said Steelman isn’t acting in the public’s best interest.

Independent joins packed race for district seat

Justin Johnson announced Monday his campaign as an Independent for Missouri’s 9th US Congressional District seat.

Candidates, farmers discuss issues at forum

Fourteen candidates for county, state and U.S. congressional offices attended the Boone County Farm Bureau’s election forum Friday night in Cosmopolitan Park.

Letter: McCain has conflicting views on war

Republican presidential candidate John McCain's television commercials appear contradictory.

Letter: Bob Pund would be advocate in state legislature

Pund, a candidate for the 25th District seat has a diverse background that would make him a strong state representative.

UPDATE: Candidates debate at Muleskinners’ 25th House District forum

Bob Pund, Sean Spence and Mary Still fielded questions from a packed luncheon of the Democratic Party club.

Hulshof, Steelman and Nixon spar in first gubernatorial debate

Rep. Kenny Hulshof defended his fiscal conservative credentials while rival Treasurer Sarah Steelman asserted he lacks the courage to be governor. Attorney General Jay Nixon clashed with Hulshof over higher education.

Obama defends economic policy

McCain says Obama plans to raise taxes. But Obama says his plan would cut taxes for 95 percent of American workers, while increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy.

Mo. man convicted of student's murder wins tentative OK for new forensic tests

A southeast Missouri man convicted 14 years ago in a college student’s murder but who claims innocence moved one step closer Monday toward the chance to clear his name. The man was prosecuted by Kenny Hulshof when he was a special state prosecutor

Critics say Steelman ad misleading on fighting illegal hiring practices

Republican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Steelman has stopped airing a TV ad touting her actions against a construction company that hired illegal immigrants — just as Democrats intensified their criticism of it.

How primaries work: Democratic Party's process makes for longer campaign

The first primary in New Hampshire was on Jan. 8, the earliest it has been in history, and actual campaigns are starting much sooner — some as much as a year before the first vote is cast.

Obama seals victory in Democratic presidential nomination

Barack Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, becoming the first black candidate to lead a major party into a campaign for the White House.

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