Hulshof launches bid for governor at airport

Republican U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof of Columbia kicked off his campaign for governor at a meeting with a couple dozen enthusiastic supporters at Columbia Regional Airport on Monday morning.

Protecting your vote

Election voter fraud or even rumors of fraud have the potential to undermine the notion of a free democracy. In Boone County, where voter fraud is nearly nonexistent, County Clerk Wendy S. Noren has installed preventive measures to ensure that the Feb. 5 presidential primary goes off without a hitch.

High stakes also carry high risk for Mo. Republican primary

Voter interest appears high for Missouri’s presidential primaries. The number of delegates at stake is high, too. But until this weekend, the candidates’ interest in Missouri, particularly Republicans, seemed comparatively low.

Bill Clinton speaks at MU

Three days before Super Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton stopped at the MU Student Recreation Complex in a final blitz to campaign for his wife and presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Sen. Bond speaks in Columbia

In town for a benefit, Sen. Kit Bond discussed presidential nominees, the Missouri gubernatorial elections and the war on terror.

Where’s the GOP?

While Democrats are loud and accounted for on the campaign trail, the Republican voice is largely absent.

Black women emerge as unique primary demographic

As black women go to the polls this Tuesday, it’s clear their votes will be determined by more than a candidate’s gender or the color of his or her skin.

Mo. Democrats rally for Obama

Some of Missouri’s most well-known Democrats have been campaigning around the state in a effort to increase support for Obama’s presidential campaign.

Gaw joins race for Missouri’s 9th Congressional District

Democrat Steve Gaw announced in a release Friday that he will run for the 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

School board candidate Arch Brooks arrested

Brooks is making his fifth bid for a seat on the Columbia School Board. He was arrested Wednesday on a charge of domestic assault.

Presidential field narrows and intensifies campaigns

With Democrat John Edwards and Republican Rudolph Giuliani retreating to the sidelines, the presidential nomination battles narrowed to a pair of head-to-head contests Wednesday as the remaining candidates dug in for five days of intensive campaigning before a critical Super Tuesday showdown next week.

Lawmakers try to block Blunt’s health care plan

A House committee is seeking to enlist the help of Secretary of State Robin Carnahan in its quest to block Gov. Matt Blunt’s government-subsidized health care program.

2008 Primary: Missouri decides

Missouri is one of 24 states to hold a presidential primary election on Super Tuesday on Feb. 5. As a “relentlessly average” state that generally represents the demographics of the rest of the nation, Missouri is in the middle of the road on a big day for politics.

John Edwards bows out of presidential race

Democrat John Edwards bowed out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday, saying it was time to step aside "so that history can blaze its path" in a campaign now left to Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof announced he will enter governor’s race as a Republican candidate

U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof, R-Columbia, announced Tuesday that he will join the race for governor. He is the third Republican to enter the race since Gov. Matt Blunt announced last week that he will not seek re-election.

Edwards speaks to enthusiastic crowd

One week before the Missouri primaries, John Edwards stopped in Jefferson City to rally voters and address important issues.

Edwards touts health care, economic polices in Missouri stop

During a campaign stop in Jefferson City, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told supporters to “create a tidal wave of change.”

Huckabee says he needs Missouri win

In his speech today in Jefferson City, Huckabee stressed the importance of wins in states holding primaries on Feb. 5.

Romney, McCain to make campaign stops in Missouri

Republican presidential candidates John McCain and Mitt Romney will make campaign stops Friday and Saturday in Missouri.

Republican presidential candidate Romney to visit Mo.

Details about his visit are still being worked out, but stops are likely to be scheduled in St. Louis and southwest Missouri.