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Elections

McCain has nomination; Democrats still divided

Hillary Clinton won the Rhode Island primary Tuesday night and raced to a big lead in Ohio but struggled to make a major dent in Barack Obama’s delegate lead. Arizona Sen. John McCain clinched the Republican nomination.

Columbians choose delegates for Clinton, Obama

The parking lot of Rock Bridge High School was full to capacity on Thursday night as 143 residents turned out to elect delegates to the district nominating convention.

Flu cases spark concern in Missouri legislature

The chair of the Senate Public Health Committee has filed a bill to create a pilot program to bring vaccines into schools.

Former House and Senate member announces candidacy for 9th Congressional District

A second person who has represented Columbia in Missouri’s legislature has joined the campaign for the 9th Congressional District. Ken Jacob, a former member of the Missouri House and Senate, said he has opened an exploratory committee with every intention of entering the race.

About half of the candidates for state offices expected to file on first day

Tuesday is the first day candidates can register to run for election. About 350 people are expected to file Tuesday.

State Rep. Judy Baker running to replace Hulshof

Baker's announcement places her among two Democratic and three Republican candidates running for the seat in Congress.

Horner withdraws from school board race

School board candidate Kevin Horner filed a statement of withdrawal this morning to remove his name from the ballot in April, saying did not think he had the right motivation.

Kelly Schultz enters race for 21st District

Kelly Schultz, former director of legislation for Rep. Jeff Harris, D-Columbia, has entered the race for the 21st District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Local Democrat Sean Spence announces candidacy for 25th District

Spence said he believes his background in government and business provides him with the knowledge to serve Missouri’s 25th district.

Judge selection method open to vote under proposed amendment

JEFFERSON CITY — Critics of the way some Missouri judges are selected today filed a proposed constitutional amendment to let voters pick a new method.

Law dictating governor use of state cars needs work, audit says

JEFFERSON CITY — A state audit of the governor’s office released Thursday points out continued problems with political and personal use of state vehicles.

Boone County Democrats plan Feb. 28 caucus

The first round of Democratic caucuses will be Feb. 28 in Boone County. Local party members will gather to select delegates to send to congressional district caucuses to be held in March.

Webber to run for 23rd District seat

Hickman High School alumnus and Iraq War veteran Stephen Webber has decided to run for the 23rd District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Republicans might ride Blunt’s (term’s) coattails

Gov. Matt Blunt isn’t running for re-election this year. But his record in office is.

Lecture called for diplomacy between U.S. and Iran

Experts spoke to an audience at MU Friday night about the history behind U.S.-Iran relations and the need for negotiations.

Contacting Missouri superdelegates

Superdelegates could decide Dems' deadlock

As Democratic primaries continue across the country and candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama remain in a virtual deadlock, the party’s superdelegates are becoming the focus of increased attention.

Lt. Gov. Kinder drops out of governor's race

Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder dropped out of the Missouri governor's race Friday night barely two weeks after he entered it, declaring he instead will seek re-election.

Romney suspends bid for president

John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering campaign.

Young voters help drive high turnout, Obama victory in Missouri

A surge of young voters helped propel Democrat Barack Obama to victory in Tuesday’s state primary and may have been a key factor in the high turnout.

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