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Debbie Door Comments on 2012 Election in Franklin County Missouri

Franklin County Missouri Clerk, Debbie Door, predicts higher than 73% turnout. Only problems a...

Chris Rock - Message for White Voters

Jimmy Kimmel Live - Chris Rock - Message for White Voters Jimmy Kimmel Live: Back to Brooklyn --...


Mock election held at Immanuel Lutheran School in Washington.

After Gay Marriage, Campaign Shifts Back to Jobs

While the debate over gay marriage lingers, the election focus is shifting back to the economy as...

Romney Distances Himself from Bullying Allegations

Mitt Romney is trying to put history behind him and turn from his alleged high school bullying to...

More Election Coverage

Wednesday 02/26/2014
Schatz Challenging Nieves for Senate Seat; Griesheimer Faces Opponent

State Rep. Dave Schatz, R- Sullivan, has filed to run against State Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, in the August primary election.

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Saturday 11/10/2012
County Voters Agree with State on Amendment, Propositions

Franklin County voters sided with the Missouri majority on Tuesday regarding the three statewide propositions and a constitutional amendment.

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Wednesday 11/07/2012
Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

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Tuesday 11/06/2012
Schatz, Copeland and Straatmann Win County Races

Franklin County voters selected Republican Mike Schatz to serve on the Franklin County Commission.

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Saturday 10/27/2012
ECC Candidate Forum Draws Captive Audience

A voters’ forum hosted by East Central College on Thursday drew an attentive audience of mostly older voters and college students.

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Thursday 10/25/2012
Candidate Ed Martin Critical of AG Koster

Ed Martin, the Republican candidate for Missouri attorney general, said this week his incumbent opponent is a “phony,” but called his race one of the toughest on the upcoming November ballot.

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Wednesday 10/24/2012
McNary Campaigns on Transparency

Cole McNary says Missourians deserve the real financial truth from the state treasurer’s office even if the truth hurts.

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Monday 10/22/2012
Candidates Seek Foreign Policy Edge in 3rd Debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Still neck-and-neck after all these months, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney head into their third and final debate with each man eager to project an aura of personal strength and leadership while raising doubts about the steadiness and foreign policy credentials of the other guy.

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Saturday 10/20/2012
McCaskill Leads Akin

A new survey completed Oct. 17 shows Democrat Claire McCaskill with a double-digit lead over Republican Todd Akin in Missouri’s pivotal U.S. Senate campaign.

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Saturday 10/06/2012
County Voters Have Often Picked Presidential Winner

Will Franklin County voters correctly pick the next president of the United States next month?

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Young Area Voters Focused on Single Issues, Not Platforms

Young voters in the area appear to be bucking national trends that indicate the under-30 age group prefers President Barack Obama over Gov. Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.

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Friday 10/05/2012
Jobless Rate Falls to 7.8 Percent, a 44-Month Low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving President Barack Obama a potential boost with the election a month away.

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Thursday 10/04/2012
Six Reasons Mitt Romney Won the First Debate

(Washington Post) Most everyone agrees: Mitt Romney won the first debate of the 2012 presidential election on Wednesday.

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Aggressive Romney Spars With Obama in First Debate

DENVER (AP) — In a showdown at close quarters, an aggressive Mitt Romney sparred with President Barack Obama in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. "The status quo is not going to cut it," declared the Republican challenger.

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Friday 09/21/2012
Romneys Paid $1.94 Million in Fed Taxes for 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, paid $1.94 million in federal taxes on last year's income of $13.7 million, for an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, his campaign said Friday.

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Tuesday 09/18/2012
Romney Looks to Steady Shaky Campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is trying to steady a shaky campaign as President Barack Obama, enjoying a burst of momentum, heads to New York for a celebrity fundraiser with Beyoncé and Jay-Z and a star turn on David Letterman's couch.

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Thursday 09/13/2012
Obama, Romney Trade Tough Words Over Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are trading tough words over the handling of foreign attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in the Middle East, injecting foreign policy into a presidential campaign that has focused on a sour economy.

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Friday 09/07/2012
Obama Gets Grim Job News; Romney Pounces On It

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — His convention over, President Barack Obama ran smack into the harsh reality of a bleak new report on the nation's unemployment outlook Friday. Republican rival Mitt Romney pounced on the jobs figures as fresh evidence that it's time to put someone new in the Oval Office.

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Obama Adviser: President's Speech Has Specifics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A senior adviser to President Barack Obama's campaign says the Democrat's convention speech offered plenty of specifics that show voters where he wants to take this country.

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Friday 08/31/2012
Clint Eastwood Mocked for RNC Bit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clint Eastwood earned plenty of bad reviews for his latest performance: a bizarre, rambling endorsement of Mitt Romney.

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