To give voters a better chance to get to know the leading candidates for governor, KSMU brings you reports from the campaign trail. We hope to show you the candidates in those unscripted moments before or after their public events. We've already brought you a report on Republican Matt Blunt. Now, KSMU's Missy Shelton brings you this story on Democrat Claire McCaskill.
As part of KSMU's election coverage, Road to the Capitol, we take you on the road with the candidates running for governor. It's a chance for you to learn more about the candidates as people, to hear from them in those unscripted moments on the bus or after the press conference. In the coming days, we'll bring you a reportfeaturing Democrat Claire McCaskill. But today, KSMU's Missy Shelton brings you this story on Republican Matt Blunt.
This race features three candidates in a district that covers northern Springfield. The district is almost evenly split between voters who identify themselves as democrats and voters who say they're republicans. KSMU's Missy Shelton repoorts.
Just in time for the Flu season, a major manufacturer of the vaccine that prevents the illness has been ordered to stop production. This means half the supply intended for use in the United States will not be available anytime soon. Mike Smith has this report:
As part of our election coverage, KSMU brings you Campaign Diaries - a series of stories profiling local individuals of all political persuasions who are working, volunteering and participating in campaigns throughout the Ozarks. KSMU's Katie Hummel spent the day with a campaign worker at his home in Springfield. Doug Burlison is working to get a Libertarian elected to the state House of Representatives. His name is Doug Burlison and this is his story.
Television ads have begun in the Secretary of State race. The race pits the outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives against the daughter of the late governor Mel Carnahan. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.