Political Ads Hit Missouri

6 years 9 months 1 week ago Wednesday, February 01 2012 Feb 1, 2012 Wednesday, February 01, 2012 2:26:00 PM CST February 01, 2012 in News
By: Lindsay Cooper
loading

JEFFERSON CITY - The GOP primary will be held next Tuesday, which means candidates will be appearing on Missourian's TVs more frequently--or will they?

Many have been calling Missouri's primary a "beauty contest" or "meaningless" because it is non-binding. Republicans will select delegates for their national convention via caucuses that begin in March.  Marvin Overby, MU political science professor, said candidates--especially those with few resources--will be ignoring Missouri altogether. 

Rick Santorum, however, has released an ad titled "Trust Missouri" in which he says President Barack Obama "must be stopped." That ad is running in Missouri.  Others have controversial ads Misssourians aren't seeing on the air. For instance, Mitt Romney has already received complaints from NBC News for his controversial ad featuring Tom Brokaw.  The ad slams Newt Gingrich, who won't even appear on the Missouri ballot.

Overby said if they do air here, these back-to-back conflicting ads will most likely turn off most voters.  "They're often negative toward other candidates, which gives people a negative opinion of democracy," he said.

More News

Grid
List
BOONE COUNTY - Two buses carrying students and staff from Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School was involved in a... More >>
2 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:01:00 AM CST November 15, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A judge ordered bond to be revoked Wednesday for a man charged in connection with an alleged conspiracy... More >>
4 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:47:25 AM CST November 15, 2018 in News
HUNTSVILLE - A judge sentenced a Moberly man to 18 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to child sex... More >>
4 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:35:37 AM CST November 15, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The number of kids in need is growing, according to the only foster care and adoption association... More >>
6 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 6:20:00 AM CST November 15, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Ceres, the bronze statue that sits on top of the Capitol Building, will come to ground level... More >>
6 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 6:02:00 AM CST November 15, 2018 in News
MOBERLY - Veterans at Moberly Correctional Center say a program designed to reconnect former servicemen to their military values has... More >>
14 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 9:33:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia plow drivers participated in the annual Dry Snow Run to practice routes for the winter season Wednesday... More >>
15 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8:38:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Medical marijuana may play a part in the reduction of opioid usage, supporters say. According to the... More >>
17 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6:39:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Mike Veny experienced trouble with mental health throughout his childhood. Instead of letting his negative past consume him,... More >>
18 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6:15:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department recently announced their decision to end its Community Outreach Unit and some citizens are... More >>
18 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:41:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in News
GARDEN CITY - An entire police department is out of a job Wednesday morning without notice. According to the... More >>
19 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:00:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – A new report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) found a decrease in the number of new... More >>
22 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:54:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in News
BOONE COUNTY – The Boone County Sheriff’s Department has been working on a new computer system to better report hate... More >>
22 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:40:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – Two people were taken into custody Wednesday in a case stemming from a string of overdoses involving synthetic... More >>
22 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:32:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - People expect fast service, convenient location and easy access when they enter the doors of an Urgent Care.... More >>
23 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:16:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in News
BOONE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the four people who died in a multi-vehicle crash east of... More >>
23 hours ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:12:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in News
MONROE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop B found Raffaella M. Stroik dead in Mark Twain Lake on... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:14:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - A Columbia woman is celebrating after winning a $64,000 jackpot. Penny McNear stops at Moser’s Foods on... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:22:00 AM CST November 14, 2018 in Top Stories
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 38°
1pm 39°
2pm 41°
3pm 41°
4pm 40°