Election 2012

KBIA's coverage of all the elections going on in mid-Missouri and the nation for 2012.

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6:33 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Rep. Akin discusses U.S. Senate campaign ahead of primary

Rep. Akin spoke to supporters at a local HyVee on Thursday.
Kristofor Husted KBIA

Republican congressman Todd Akin stopped off in Columbia Thursday in one of his last campaign rallies ahead of Tuesday's primary election that pits Akin against two other high-profile GOP candidates vying to challenge U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill in November.

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Politics
4:26 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

One race gets ugly, another gets cuddly, in Missouri primary contest

A still from Sarah Steelman's new ad
www.sarahsteelman.com

The leading Republican candidates for Missouri lieutenant governor seem to have adopted a personal tone in their contest.

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Politics
5:22 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Nixon's re-election war chest grows

Gov. Jay Nixon
KBIA file photo

Gov. Jay Nixon is building a big bank account for his re-election campaign.Finance figures released Monday show Nixon raised $2.1 million from April through June and had $7.6 million in his account at the start of July. 

Nixon's campaign said it was his strongest fundraising quarter this election cycle and that his bank account is twice as large as it was at a similar point in July 2008. 

Politics
5:10 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Brunner outspends opponents in Senate primary

The wealth of businessman John Brunner has allowed him to easily outspend his rivals in Missouri's Republican U.S. Senate primary.

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Politics
8:56 am
Fri July 13, 2012

State House candidates face off in Columbia

Mid-Missouri's State House districts are different this year, after redistricting following the 2010 census.
Missouri Redistricting Office

State House primary candidates for mid-Missouri's 44th and 47th Districts debated last night at a League of Women Voters forum at the Columbia Public Library. Among the hot topics: the federal health care law and how to maintain Missouri's aging highway system.

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Politics
4:18 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

GOP Senate candidates made late tax payments too

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 3:24 pm

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill garnered some unwanted attention last year when she paid about $320,000 in overdue taxes and penalties on an airplane. As it turns out, her three leading Republican opponents also have paid penalties for late taxes.

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Politics
10:05 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Republicans pick new nominee for 47th District

The new 47th Missouri House district, which includes part of Boone County, may finally have a Republican nominee. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Mitch Richards was nominated by the Republican committee last night. He is the fourth nominee in less than one month. Richards is treasurer of the group Keep Columbia Free, and serves on the Citizens Police Review Board.

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Politics
4:52 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Absentee voting begins for Missouri primary elections

Voting is officially getting under way for Missouri's primary elections.

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Politics
8:49 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Romney stops in Missouri, accuses Obama of 'moral failure'

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 5:51 pm

Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney didn’t mince words at a campaign stop in St. Louis on Thursday.

Romney addressed several hundred supporters at Production Products, a military equipment supplier in north St. Louis County.

The former governor railed against the Obama Administration for “undermining the free-enterprise system and over-regulating businesses."

He said the President wasn’t up to the task of solving the economic crisis, all the while recklessly expanding the reach of government.

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Politics
4:28 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Missouri voter photo ID measure kept off ballot

Sean Hobson Flickr

The Missouri secretary of state says this year's ballot will not include a proposed constitutional amendment clearing the way for a photo identification requirement at the polls.

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Health & Wealth Update
10:03 am
Wed May 2, 2012

If you tax them, they will quit

According to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, for every ten percent rise in cigarette prices, smoking rates decline by three to five percent.
tobaccofreekids.org

You have probably heard the statistic: Missouri has the lowest cigarette tax in the nation – just 17 cents a pack, compared to the national average of $1.46. In this week's Health & Wealth update, public health advocates want to raise Missouri's tobacco tax to deter people from smoking, and to help offset the costs that tobacco incurs.

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Politics
3:00 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Mo. Gov. Nixon raises $1.7M to start 2012

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon raised $1.7 million this past quarter, helping build a campaign account of more than $6 million for his re-election bid.

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Politics
8:49 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Very low voter turnout for Mo. GOP caucuses

Fighting between legislators and Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon marred the GOP caucuses.
j.stephenconn flickr

Less than one-half of 1 percent of Missouri's registered voters participated in the Republican caucuses that served as the first step in the presidential selection process.

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Politics
8:47 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Paul takes contentious St. Charles Co. caucus

On the day Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race, Ron Paul — not presumptive frontrunner Mitt Romney — has stolen the show at the do-over Republican caucus in one of Missouri's largest and most conservative counties.

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Education
5:40 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Columbia public schools get a revenue bump

Columbia public schools are 7-and-a-half million dollars richer after voters approved a 40-cent tax levy in Tuesday’s election.

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