Democrats and Republicans in Greene County gathered at watch parties last night to cheer on their party's presidential candidate during the first presidential debate. KSMU had reporters at each watch party. We begin with a report from Justin Pointer who spent the evening with the Republicans at their Springfield headquarters.
Americans tuning in to the first presidential debate last night got a chance to make their first side-by-side comparison of President George W. Bush and his democratic challenger Senator John Kerry. Shortly after the debate, KSMU's Missy Shelton asked two SMS professors to share their analysis of the debate.
Races for the state House of Representatives are attracting attention and contributions from around the state as Republican seek to hang on to control of the House and Democrats try to win back control. KSMU's Missy Shelton has this report on the race for the 135th district here in Springfield.
The Democratic Primary for Governor was an expensive battle between the incumbent Bob Holden and State Auditor Claire McCaskill. After the August Primary, supporters of the Missouri Democratic Party said they were worried about McCaskill having enough money for the genral election. But the last campaign finance report that came out September 2nd, shows McCaskill and Republican candidate Matt Blunt having enough money for the general election. KSMU's Katie Hummel reports
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 the Newberry For Congress headquarters in Springfield. Her name is Pam Cox and this is her story. Attn: Immediatly before the broadcast of this story, Pam Cox left the Newberry Campaign.
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader was on the Drury University campus Thursday as part of the school's convocation series. During a press conference before his speech, he said that he will challenge the decision by Secretary of State Matt Blunt to keep him off the ballot. He says he has enough signatures. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
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 volunteer at the Ozark Empire Fair. Her name is Thelma Neff and this is her story.
Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry and his running mate John Edwards were campaigning in Missouri this week. KSMU's Missy Shelton was one of a handful of local reporters who got to interview the pair when they stopped for a rally in Jefferson City.
Voters head to the polls today to vote in party primaries and to decide two proposed constitutional amendments. KSMU's Missy Shelton spoke with Greene County Clerk Richard Struckhoff about voter turnout.