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.

Obama has 3 stops in Missouri on Wednesday

He plans to be in Springfield, Rolla and Union.

Primary primer: Webber, although young, touts his wealth of life experience

The candidate, who grew up in Columbia, served two tours in Iraq as a Marine Corps reservist and has worked as an aid to Claire McCaskill.

Primary primer: First-time candidate Cande Iveson runs for 23rd District representative

Cande Iveson was tired of seeing partisanship trump stewardship in the Missouri House of Representatives. And on top of that, she was worried because Jeff Harris was not seeking re-election to the 23rd District seat. So at the end of the 2007 legislative session, Iveson went looking for a new representative.

Boone County candidates answer questions at League of Women Voters forum

Six candidates for three county positions open for election — assessor, Southern District commissioner and public administrator — spoke at the League of Women Voters forum Thursday night before the Aug. 5 primary election.

Two congressional candidates offer plans for veterans' health care

Baker says private providers could augment VA care; Jacob emphasizes better oversight and more funding.

Sullivan cites need for fresh ideas, varied experience in county government

Sid Sullivan is challenging incumbent Karen Miller for the post of Boone County Southern District commissioner.

Primary primer: Karen Miller seeks another term as Boone County commissioner

Boone County Southern District Commissioner Karen Miller is seeking another four-year term after 16 years in office

Republican gubernatorial candidates back Medicaid cuts

U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof and Treasurer Sarah Steelman held a debate on St. Louis radio station KMOX to compare their positions to each other’s and Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon’s.

Nixon unveils health care plan in Columbia

The attorney general promised if he's elected governor, he'll restore the Medicaid cuts signed into law by Gov. Matt Blunt.

McCain, Obama say Missouri vets back them

Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama each tried to lay claim to the support of Missouri veterans on Tuesday.

Democratic House candidates back moratorium on death penalty

Four Missouri House district candidates attend news conference to support former death row inmate Joe Amrine’s call for a halt on executions.

Primary primer: Barb Bishop runs for county assessor

Ashland alderwoman is incumbent Tom Schauwecker’s first challenger in 19 years.

24th District race continues expensive trend

The 24th district race for the Missouri House of Representatives, which was the most expensive in state history in 2006, is gearing up for more of the same this year. Both candidates have amassed more money than the 2006 candidates had raised at this time during that race.

Anti-tax group begins running TV ads against Luetkemeyer

The Washington-based Club for Growth, which has endorsed Republican rival Bob Onder, says it is spending $100,000 for the ads to attack Luetkemeyer as a supporter of higher taxes. A Luetkemeyer spokesman blasted the ad as ”a politically motivated distortion of Blaine Luetkemeyer’s record."

Primary Primer: Tom Schauwecker, Boone County’s Tax Man

Sharon Schauwecker has seen her husband through his entire professional career: from his business classes at MU where he realized his love of real estate, to his first run for Boone County Assessor in 1988, when he visited thousands of homes campaigning door-to-door, to today, as he faces his first re-election battle in 19 years. With just two weeks left before the Aug. 5 Democratic primary, Schauwecker continues his fight to keep his seat as Boone County’s tax man.

Harris unveils proposals to block phone calls, spam

The Democratic candidate for attorney general unveiled plans to expand the state’s no-call list and crack down on e-mail spammers.