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Kinder expected to endorse Hulshof for governor

The lieutenant governor is scheduled to appear with the congressman on Monday in Cape Girardeau for the announcement.

Missouri campaign contribution limits repealed

Gov. Matt Blunt said Friday that he has signed legislation repealing the limits on campaign contributions. The change in the rules goes into effect Aug. 28, in plenty of time to affect the November elections.

State House of Representative candidates answer questions at forum

The League of Women Voters held a public forum where voters could meet and question any of the five candidates seeking the Democratic nomination in the 23rd and 25th Missouri legislative districts.

High-stakes gambling initiative survives court challenge

An initiative to allow high-stakes gambling in Missouri overcame a court challenge Thursday from opponents who claimed its official ballot summary could mislead voters.

UPDATE: Women share concerns with Michelle Obama in KC

Obama held a roundtable discussion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City on Thursday.

Obama campaign to triple its paid workers in Missouri

The jump to 150 workers would make it one of the largest Democratic campaign efforts in the state's history, but the McCain campaign said this just shows how desperate Obama's people are.

Chris Koster’s campaign staff may have violated fundraising law

Koster, who is running for state attorney general, said his staff has acted within campaign finance laws, but e-mail records provided to The Associated Press indicate that campaign workers coordinated large transfers of money.

UPDATED AT 5 P.M.: Obama speaks on religious faith, societal change in St. Louis

Barack Obama’s main message was the government’s duty to address what he said are “moral problems” — such as war, poverty, joblessness, homelessness, violent streets and crumbling schools.

Obama says media response to Iraq remarks overblown

Talking to reporters as he was flying to Missouri from Montana, he said, "I am absolutely committed to ending the war."

Constitution Party to appear on Missouri ballots in November

The secretary of state's office said Thursday that the party has gathered enough petition signatures to qualify a slate of 18 candidates for the general election.

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.

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