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Road To The Capitol

Akin speaks to supporters in Greene County.

Congressman Todd Akin visited Springfield Wednesday to speak with supporters at the Greene County Republican headquarters.  Protesters chanted and waived signs to passing cars outside in the drizzling rain while about an equal number of supporters waited inside for Akin to speak. KSMU’s Shane Franklin was at the rally, and has this story.

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, the running mate for presumed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is scheduled to be in Springfield next week. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.

McCaskill with Rancher

US Senator Claire McCaskill is on a six-day campaign tour of rural Missouri, visiting with farmers and ranchers. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson saw McCaskill at the salebarn in West Plains this week, and files this report on the Farm Bill that has stalled in Washington.

Hector Maldonado will be on the ballot in the Republican primary on August 7th in the race for U.S. Senate. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson spoke with him about his priorities and his background.

Former state treasurer and former state senator Sara Steelman is running in the crowded Republican field of candidates in the August 7th primary. KSMU's Sam Crowe spoke with Steeman by phone about her candidacy.

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is seeking another term this November. She has no challengers in the August primary. KSMU's Missy Shelton spoke with Senator McCaskill about her re-election bid, healthcare, and the economy.

Mark Memoly is a Republican candidate from Lee’s Summit. He worked in sales and marketing for Ford Motor Company. He owns a brokerage and consulting firm. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson interviewed Mark Memoly, and KSMU’s Sam Crowe packaged the interview and files this report.

Todd Akin is a Republican Congressman from suburban St Louis who is running to be the Republican candidate to challenge the democratic incumbent in the general election. KSMU’s Missy Shelton recently spoke with Congressman Akin by phone.

We’re giving you the chance to hear from U.S. Senate candidates in Missouri who agreed to do an interview with KSMU prior to the August 7th primary. This is our conversation with John Brunner, a businessman from the St Louis area. KSMU’s Missy Shelton recently sat down with Brunner in the KSMU studios.