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UPDATE: House Democrats set aside $20 million for ads

Air time has been reserved for 40 of the party's closest campaigns and to defend vulnerable incumbents, including House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton of Missouri.

Democrats set aside additional $20 million for TV ads

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added 23 House districts where it has reserved time in media markets.

Missouri U.S. Senate front-runners already debating debates

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, the Democratic front-runner, challenged the winners of the Republican, Libertarian and Constitution party primaries to three general election debates.

St. Louis seeks volunteers for possible 2012 convention

With St. Louis as a strong contender for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, organizers of the city's bid are wasting no time making a push to secure volunteers.

John Sam Williamson stays cool despite setbacks

The Democratic candidate for Boone County Presiding Commissioner is running against Scott Christianson in the Aug. 3 primary election. Check our complete coverage in the Voters Guide.

Justice Department: Prosecutor firing political, not criminal

Todd Graves of Missouri was one of the nine prosecutors fired.

U.S. Senate filibuster broken; jobless benefits may flow soon

The Senate is poised to pass legislation today restoring jobless benefits for millions of people unable to find work in the frail economic recovery.

Scott Christianson gets face to face with voters

Scott Christianson, a Democrat, is running for Boone County presiding commissioner.

ANALYSIS: Will Missouri have a tea party victor?

The tea party movement has exposed cracks in the Republican Party, but few analysts expect the movement to be victorious at the polls next month.

Missouri federal lawmakers keep fundraising advantage

Three Missouri members of Congress facing election challenges have outraised their opponents.

Backers of Missouri health care measure raise $23,000

A group backing a Missouri ballot measure on health care raised nearly $23,000 in less than two weeks.

LETTER: Kim Shaw brings love of Boone County to associate circuit judge race

Outgoing Sen. Bond faces friendly fire at roast

Blunt outraises Carnahan in Missouri's Senate race

Republican Roy Blunt took in $2.2 million in recent months while enlarging his cash advantage over Democrat Robin Carnahan in Missouri's U.S. Senate race.

UPDATE: Missouri governor to sign Ford tax break bill

The Senate passed the bill 20-7, and the House approved it 101-40 Wednesday after Sen. Chuck Purgason, R-Caulfield, gave up on his all-night filibuster.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers approve state pension changes

The retirement legislation passed both the House and Senate and now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon. The bill requires new state employees to contribute 4 percent of their pay toward their pension and to spend at least a decade working for the state to qualify for pension.

Nixon signs campaign ethics legislation

The new law requires quicker reporting of campaign donations and strengthens the Missouri Ethics Commission.

UPDATE: NAACP passes resolution condeming racism within tea party movement

Obama visits Kansas City to support Carnahan's Senate race

Obama's appearance at two fundraisers will bring in at least $500,000, the Senate candidate's campaign said.

Obama previews November election themes in Kansas City stop

President offers voters choice between party that caused economic meltdown and party that's fixing it.

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