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Elections

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.

Rep. Hulshof announces bid for governor

U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof, who is serving his sixth term for Missouri's 9th Congressional District, announced Tuesday he will run for governor.

Clinton calls for immigrants to “step out of the shadows”

Chelsea Clinton spoke, on behalf of her mother, about a path that would allow immigrants to become citizens by paying a fine and paying back taxes as a percentage of their income over a period of time.

Chelsea Clinton speaks at MU on behalf of her mother

Chelsea Clinton, 27, answered questions about Hillary Clinton’s stance on a variety of issues with just more than a week before Missouri’s Feb. 5 primaries.

Rep. Hulshof expected to make Mo. governor bid

U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof is expected to announce his gubenatorial candidacy Tuesday. The Columbia resident would be the third Republican candidate.

Rep. Emerson won't join race for governor

After some “soul searching,” Rep. Jo Ann Emerson decided against a gubernatorial campaign in favor of remaining in the House.

Clinton confident she can win in Missouri

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she has a breadth and depth of support that can help her win in Missouri.

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