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Big contributions, spending: Looking at campaign finance reports

On Friday, the Washington, D.C.-based Republican State Leadership Committee gave another $10,700 to the RSLC-Missouri PAC — bringing its total donation to the Missouri political action committee to $210,700.

Kehoe leads area candidates in regular fundraising

Third-quarter finance reports tell story up to end of September

Incumbent state Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, was the biggest Mid-Missouri fundraiser among candidates filing reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission for the period from July 1 to Sept. 30.

Joyce targeted in TV ad by Washington-based GOP group

According to a television ad that started airing Tuesday, Cole County Presiding Circuit Judge Pat Joyce is “groovy” for “radical environmentalists.”

6 days of early voting up for Missouri vote

Voters could have an extra six days to cast ballots during the 2016 presidential election if a proposal to change the Missouri Constitution gets enough support on Election Day.

Army War College revokes Sen. John Walsh's degree

The U.S. Army War College revoked Democratic Sen. John Walsh's master's degree after an investigation completed Friday concluded that he plagiarized a research paper required to graduate.

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Commissioner candidates debate Callaway County issues at forum

Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann-R, and his challenger, Janet Gruer-D, debated local issues in the county at Thursday night’s candidate forum at Fulton City Hall.

‘Better Courts’ urges Joyce to return lawyer contributions

Incumbent Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce should return any campaign contributions she has received from lawyers who argue cases in her courtroom, a Jefferson City lobbyist said Wednesday.

Our Opinion: Local race attracts $100,000 from D.C.

News Tribune editorial

The money has an unpleasant aroma. Brian Stumpe, a candidate for Cole County circuit judge, has received a $100,000 campaign contribution from the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), based in Washington, D.C.

Stumpe, RSLC comment on large campaign donation

In Cole County judicial race

Republican Brian Stumpe said late Monday his campaign received a $100,000 contribution this weekend because “my conservative record is in line with the type of candidates” the Washington, D.C.-based Republican State Leadership Committee supports.

Local governments, agencies need to pay more attention to 'Sunshine'

Report of "Sunshine Law" compliance based on nearly 300 audit reports over two-year period.

Stumpe gets $100,000 from national GOP group

Brian Stumpe’s campaign for Cole County circuit judge is $100,000 richer this week, thanks to the Washington, D.C.,-based Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC).

Callaway County candidate forum scheduled

A candidate forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at Fulton City Hall is an opportunity for voters to ask questions of candidates for Callaway County and state offices, and their positions on various issues before the Nov. 4 election.

Stumpe debate absence explained

Cole County Circuit Judge candidate Brian Stumpe, a Republican, had told the Cole County Bar he might not make Wednesday night’s candidates’ debate.

Black Democrats support GOP executive candidate

A coalition of black Democratic political leaders in St. Louis County is supporting the Republican candidate for county executive.

Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner in rap star Ludacris

A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.