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Elections

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.

Chelsea Clinton campaigns for mom at MU's Memorial Union

Chelsea Clinton spoke at a packed student lounge Monday morning about her mother’s bid for the Democratic nomination.

McCain and Clinton top choices among Missouri voters

The latest polls are in, showing that McCain and Clinton are the favorites among Missourians who plan to vote in next week’s primary elections.

Obama to stop in St. Louis on Saturday

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will be in St. Louis this weekend. The event is free and open to the public.

How to get involved in presidential campaigns

Ready to work? In case you’re looking for a way to get involved, here are some contacts for the various presidential campaigns.

Preparing for the Missouri primaries

With the Missouri primaries less than two weeks away, the amount of time for citizens to apply for absentee ballots and find polling places is running out.

Steelman announces candidacy for governor

Missouri State Treasurer Sarah Steelman formally announced her candidacy for governor Saturday, making her the second candidate to do so.

Secretary of State considers gubernatorial campaign

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is thinking of stepping up to the challenge of running for state governor.

Former House member Jack Jackson to run for lieutenant governor

Jackson formally announced his candidacy Friday and plans to set up his campaign committee Monday.

Candidates for City Council

John G. Clark, Paul Sturtz, Karen Baxter and Almeida Crayton run for 1st Ward. Laura Nauser is uncontested in the 5th Ward.

Rod Jetton considering governor race

Another major Missouri Republican has joined the ranks of those confirming an interest in the job that Gov. Matt Blunt announced Tuesday he would not seek to retain. House Speaker Rod Jetton said Thursday he is considering an entrance into the gubernatorial race.

Lt. Gov. Kinder formally announces he will run for governor

Kinder’s decision makes him the first to enter in the wake of Blunt’s announcement.

Bode running for Missouri 9th Congressional District

Serving his 14th year as Marion County presiding commissioner, Democrat Lyndon Bode has begun campaigning for the Missouri 9th Congressional District seat.

Eastside Tavern owner drops out of First Ward race

Eastside Tavern owner Paul Nuccio announced on his MySpace page that he will no longer run for the First Ward seat, endorsing fellow downtown businessman Paul Sturtz.

Nixon emphasizes Democratic party unity

Democratic gubenatorial candidate Jay Nixon focused on Democratic unity. Nixon’s statement comes in the wake of Blunt’s announcement that he will not seek re-election.

Blunt’s surprise exit not Missouri politics’ first

Gov. Matt Blunt’s decision not to run in this year’s gubernatorial race is similar to past state politicians.

Potential players in the next gubernatorial race

Several noteworthy names are on the meter for Missouri's top government spot.

Analysis: To win, Nixon now must campaign like Blunt

Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon has been campaigning for years against Republican Gov. Matt Blunt. To win, Nixon now must campaign just like Blunt — as someone calling for change from the failed policies of a governor no longer on the ballot.

Blunt says he lost sense of mission

The governor declined to endorse any of the numerous Republican candidates who have announced plans to enter the race.

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