A small handful of donors account for the bulk of money raised for statewide candidates and ballot measures in Missouri.
Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon brought legislators from both parties to a meeting with Kansas City reporters with a renewed call for curbing campaign contributions and ethics reform.
While statewide elections are still three years away, with the exception of auditor whose term ends in 2014, many candidates have already announced their intention to run.
A three-term state lawmaker has resigned from the Missouri House amid charges of stealing and campaign finance violations.
Candidates are facing a deadline to file reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission detailing fundraising during the past three months.
As the 2012 election cycle ends candidates who donated large sums of their own money to their campaigns are waiting to see if those investments will pay off.
Why is so much money spent on campaign advertising? Why can’t it be restricted? Why can’t the U.S. have elections like Britain or Canada, where campaigns last about five weeks?
Tonight when you say to your TV: “If I see one more negative ad I’ll scream” and then you see two more before the words have left your mouth, think of the acronym: