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Elections

3 Missouri districts hold special election for open House seats

JEFFERSON CITY — Voters in three eastern Missouri House districts went to the polls Tuesday to select replacements for lawmakers who resigned for new job opportunities or a criminal conviction.

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QUOTES: Sounding off at the polls

Voters talk about candidates, issues and why they voted. Here's a sampling.

Scenes from the polls

Voters talk about casting their ballots in today's election.

Preliminary national election results

Click to see who gained delegates in which states after Super Tuesday voting.

Columbia residents pitch in for candidates

COLUMBIA — Many Columbia residents in the run-up to Super Tuesday have been doing more than watching from the sidelines.

Columbia votes on Super Tuesday

Residents braved cold and rainy conditions to cast their votes and campaign for their favorites

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.

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