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Governor Jay Nixon spent $15.5 million on his re-election campaign and still has hundreds of thousands of dollars left over.

Candidates will see if self-funding gets results

Nov 6, 2012
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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.

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Missouri gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence, with his son Logan, met us at the KBIA studios this week for a conversation with KBIA’s Janet Saidi. 

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is coming to Missouri to raise money to support Republican gubernatorial challenger Dave Spence.

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New reports show Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon entered the final month before the November elections with three times as much campaign cash as his Republican challenger.

Finance figures released Monday show the Democratic governor had $4.9 million in his campaign account at the start of October, compared with $1.5 million for St. Louis businessman Dave Spence.

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Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and Republican challenger Dave Spence both oppose a ballot measure that would give the governor greater power in picking Missouri's top judges.

A November ballot measure would change the seven-person panel that nominates judicial candidates to the governor. It would increase the number of citizens named to the panel by the governor to four instead of three, with the rest selected by an attorneys' association. It also would increase the number of judicial nominees the panel submits to the governor to four instead of three.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Dave Spence sues Gov. Jay Nixon for defamation
  • Columbia teachers elect union representation
  • Sickle cell center opens in Columbia

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Republican challenger Dave Spence has filed a defamation lawsuit against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon over a campaign ad.

The lawsuit filed Friday in Cole County claims Nixon maliciously or recklessly broadcast false statements about Spence's role with a bank. The suit seeks unspecified monetary damages.

Nixon's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Nixon has been running ads that describe Spence as a banker and claim Spence used part of a $40 million federal bank bailout to buy a vacation home.

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Following a controversial incident over the summer, members of an MU fraternity continue to show their support for Republican nominee for governor Dave Spence.  Numerous windows of the Beta Theta Pi house facing College Avenue have Spence for Governor signs in them, with no other signs supporting other political candidates.

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All eyes were on Columbia as the candidates for Governor and the US Senate squared off in the first debate of this election cycle on Friday. This week on the show we have more in-depth reporting on what happened at the debates.

Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and Republican nominee Dave Spence met today in Columbia and pitched their respective platforms at a live forum.         

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence has begun running a TV ad linking Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to President Barack Obama.

The ad that began airing Tuesday criticizes the Democratic governor for implementing Obama's economic stimulus act in Missouri and shows pictures of Obama and Nixon together. Spence's ad claims that the stimulus has failed and that Missouri's economy is poor.

Nixon's campaign manager claimed Spence is running a "dishonest and desperate" campaign. Nixon asserts that Missouri's economy has been improving.

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Missouri GOP candidates for statewide office are starting their fall campaigns with a call for teamwork among Republicans.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri Farm Bureau endorses Akin and Spence
  • Gov. Nixon appoints Charlie Shields to the State Board of Education
  • New environmental concerns over an area north of St. Louis County
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Democratic Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and his Republican challenger Dave Spence spent Friday persuading members of the Missouri Farm Bureau to give them their endorsement.  Nixon told them that he has sought relief for drought-plagued farmers, hawked Missouri farm products around the world, and stood up to his own party’s president over how much work kids can do on family farms.

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Victory has resulted in some immediate financial support for Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence.

The Republican Governors Association gave $1.5 million to its Missouri affiliate Wednesday — a day after Spence easily won a four-way Republican primary for the right to challenge Democratic Governor Jay Nixon. The Missouri political action committee can either pass the money on to Spence's campaign or spend it directly to support him or oppose Nixon. The national group also gave the Missouri affiliate $250,000 in late July.

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Republican businessman Dave Spence has kicked in more money in his quest to become Missouri governor.

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Republican businessman Dave Spence has chipped in another half-million dollars to his Missouri gubernatorial campaign.

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A fraternity at the University of Missouri-Columbia is removing a Republican campaign banner after concerns were raised by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon's communications director.

Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley is accusing fellow Republican Dave Spence of hypocrisy for his habit of doling out sports tickets to lawmakers in his bid to become governor.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Nixon's position on a new oil pipeline
  • An update on the redistricting lawsuit
  • Dave Spence airs first ads for Governor

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

The City Council has approved two new measures that affect the way evictions are carried out in Columbia.

A Missouri appeals court has upheld a 2009 decision by state utility regulators to approve a rate increase for Ameren Missouri.

One of eight people charged in the shooting death of a Missouri football player's cousin has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.