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Elections

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.

Seven candidates to vie for three school board seats

Three new school board candidates submitted their candidacy on the district’s last day for filing.

Bloggers react to Governor’s announcement

People voice their opinions on Governor Blunt’s decision to not run for re-election.

Columbia Pachyderm Club to host Rep. Steven Tilley

Missouri Republican Rep. Steven Tilley will be in Columbia on Friday to speak on the behalf of Rudy Guiliani to the Columbia Pachyderm Club.

Text of Blunt's Address to Missourians

Gov. Matt Blunt announced Tuesday that he will not seek a second term.

What do you think about the governor's decision to not run for a second term?

Tell us what you think about the governor's decision to not run for re-election

Gov. Matt Blunt won't run for re-election

Gov. Matt Blunt announced Tuesday afternoon that he will not run for re-election this year.

Three in the running for hospital trustee slots

Former Boone County Presiding Commissioner Keith Schnarre will challenge incumbent Fred Parry for a five-year term on the board that governs the county-owned Boone Hospital Center. Freshman incumbent Brian Neuner will seek a one-year term.

Candidates for 24th District House seat raise a combined $57,000 before Dec. 31

Republican incumbent Rep. Ed Robb, according to his Jan. 15 quarterly report, has raised about $15,000 total for the Aug. 5 primary. Democrat Chris Kelly has raised about $42,000 total.

Blunt proposes millions of dollars in new spending

Gov. Matt Blunt, known for his reputation as a fiscal conservative, has recently proposed many millions of dollars in spending beyond the current budget.

Project Vote Smart parks in Jefferson City

Project Vote Smart is a non-partisan, non-profit voter education organization that is traveling the country to spread the word about the nation’s first “voter self-defense system,” a giant database of roughly 40,000 candidates who are running for office in the U.S.

Wednesday the deadline to register for Missouri primary

Wednesday is the deadline to register to vote in next month’s Missouri Presidential Preference Primary Election.

Former elementary school principal files for seat on board

Rosie Tippin said experience will be her primary asset; Darin Preis says he plans to seek re-election.

Blunt, Nixon compete to appear tough on illegal immigrants

Missouri’s gubernatorial candidates are competing in a one-up-manship contest to appear tough on illegal immigrants. But their attention to the issue may be disproportionate to the actual problem.

Giuliani addresses voters, supporters in Columbia

The former New York mayor and presidential candidate spoke and took questions for about an hour on topics ranging from national defense and the threat of terrorism to education and the economy.

Many Latino children fall through the cracks in the health care system

As the question of reauthorizing the State Children’s Health Insurance Program is played out under the bright lights of Washington’s political battlefields, the gap in coverage for Latino families and their children continues to widen.

Missouri law may restrict abortions

After Aug. 28, any medical clinic performing more than five first-trimester abortions a month, or any abortions later in pregnancy, will be required to be licensed as an “ambulatory surgical center.”

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