mitt romney http://kbia.org en Analysis: Missouri voters stick with status quo http://kbia.org/post/analysis-missouri-voters-stick-status-quo <p>The status quo has got to go? Not in Missouri.</p><p>Based on election results this past week, Missouri voters might be better described as gung ho for the status quo.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:34:51 +0000 Associated Press 24375 at http://kbia.org Analysis: Missouri voters stick with status quo An outside look into the United States presidential race http://kbia.org/post/outside-look-united-states-presidential-race <p></p><p>In just a few days, we’ll find out whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will be leading the world’s most powerful country for the next four years. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>While Americans are eager to leave the grueling political season behind, many in foreign countries are eager to hear the first hints about their biggest concern, foreign policy.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 01:04:20 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 23858 at http://kbia.org An outside look into the United States presidential race Gingrich raising cash, profile for Akin Senate bid http://kbia.org/post/gingrich-raising-cash-profile-akin-senate-bid <p>Shunned by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin is instead turning to former presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich to help raise his profile and cash in the closing week of his campaign. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:48:58 +0000 Associated Press 23684 at http://kbia.org Gingrich raising cash, profile for Akin Senate bid Mo. passed over in 2012 presidential campaign http://kbia.org/post/mo-passed-over-2012-presidential-campaign <p>The 2012 presidential campaign has been unlike anything Missouri voters have seen in quite some time. Or perhaps "not seen" is a better description.</p><p>Neither Democratic President Barack Obama nor Republican challenger Mitt Romney has held any public campaign events in Missouri since winning his party's nomination. And neither has run TV ads specifically targeting Missouri.</p><p>That's a sharp contrast with the 2008 elections and the intense presidential campaigns that Missourians have come to expect over the past several decades.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:43:15 +0000 Associated Press 23219 at http://kbia.org Mo. passed over in 2012 presidential campaign Debates draw MU students to nonpartisan campus watch parties http://kbia.org/post/debates-draw-mu-students-nonpartisan-campus-watch-parties <p>More than a hundred MU students gathered on campus for last night’s presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Presidential candidate and former Governor Mitt Romney.</p><p>Several MU student groups, including Tigers Against Partisan Politics, the Missouri Students Association and Associated Students at the University of Missouri, hosted the event to encourage more students to learn about politics. The groups are sponsoring the nonpartisan watch parties at each Presidential debate.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:41:24 +0000 Meg Pulling 22951 at http://kbia.org Debates draw MU students to nonpartisan campus watch parties Different format could change the tone of second presidential debate http://kbia.org/post/different-format-could-change-tone-second-presidential-debate <p>In another face-off between the presidential candidates, the format for tomorrow’s debate might create a different tone in the discussion.</p><p>An expert at MU said the second Presidential Debate could be a challenge for both candidates. President Barack Obama was criticized by some for not being aggressive in the last debate and said he would perform better in the next debate.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:00:54 +0000 Michelle Clemens 22881 at http://kbia.org Different format could change the tone of second presidential debate State and local party leaders discuss first of three presidential debates http://kbia.org/post/state-and-local-party-leaders-discuss-first-three-presidential-debates <p>Missouri Democratic and Republican strategists weighed in on the campaign trail for their parties after Wednesday night's first Presidential debate. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:52:38 +0000 Maddie Heidenreich 22300 at http://kbia.org State and local party leaders discuss first of three presidential debates Debate this: Which presidential candidate is better for agriculture? http://kbia.org/post/debate-which-presidential-candidate-better-agriculture <p>The presidential candidates have yet to meet in a face-to-face debate. But last week in Des Moines, Iowa, ag leaders witnessed a preview of sorts during a Presidential Forum on Agriculture held in advance of the annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:35:37 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 21424 at http://kbia.org Debate this: Which presidential candidate is better for agriculture? Obama to accept nomination Thursday night http://kbia.org/post/obama-accept-nomination-thursday-night <p>President Barack Obama will take the stage tonight (Thursday) in Charlotte, North Carolina, to cap the Democratic National Convention. &nbsp;In 2008, Obama narrowly lost in Missouri.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:58:39 +0000 Kip Hill 20712 at http://kbia.org Obama to accept nomination Thursday night Republican calls for Akin to bow out intensify http://kbia.org/post/republican-calls-akin-bow-out-intensify <p>There have been a flurry of statements issued Tuesday afternoon calling for Republican US Representative Todd Akin to drop out of the race for the U.S. Senate. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:35:12 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 19792 at http://kbia.org Romney stops in Missouri, accuses Obama of 'moral failure' http://kbia.org/post/romney-stops-missouri-accuses-obama-moral-failure Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney didn&rsquo;t mince words at a campaign stop in St. Louis on Thursday.<p>Romney addressed several hundred supporters at Production Products, a military equipment supplier in north St. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:49:30 +0000 Adam Allington 15560 at http://kbia.org Romney stops in Missouri, accuses Obama of 'moral failure' Paul takes contentious St. Charles Co. caucus http://kbia.org/post/paul-takes-contentious-st-charles-co-caucus <p>On the day Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race, Ron Paul &mdash; not presumptive frontrunner Mitt Romney &mdash; has stolen the show at the do-over Republican caucus in one of Missouri&#39;s largest and most conservative counties. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:47:11 +0000 Associated Press 12206 at http://kbia.org Senator Blunt backing Romney http://kbia.org/post/senator-blunt-backing-romney <p>Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says he expects most of his fellow Republican congressman will be lining up behind GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney by the end of the month.</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 22:48:34 +0000 Joseph Leahy 11998 at http://kbia.org Senator Blunt backing Romney Romney in Kirkwood: Obama to blame for high gas prices http://kbia.org/post/romney-kirkwood-obama-blame-high-gas-prices <em>Updated at 5:04 p.m. with additional information from the event.</em><p>Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney rallied for support at a park in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood Tuesday.<p>Republican caucuses are underway in Missouri, as the process to select a presidential nominee continues, but &nbsp;the party&#39;s front-runner ignored his Republican rivals. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 22:18:04 +0000 Joseph Leahy 10501 at http://kbia.org Romney in Kirkwood: Obama to blame for high gas prices Low turnout for Missouri's "beauty pageant" of a primary http://kbia.org/post/low-turnout-missouris-beauty-pageant-primary <p>Polling places are quiet today as voters trickle in for Missouri&rsquo;s non-binding presidential primary. As KBIA&rsquo;s Jacob Fenston reports, the election will cost taxpayers an estimated 7 million dollars, despite having no direct effect in choosing the Republican nominee.</p><p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:54:31 +0000 Jacob Fenston 8382 at http://kbia.org Low turnout for Missouri's "beauty pageant" of a primary