Missouri Senate 2022

Beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine captures Missouri Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate

BY: and - August 2, 2022

Anheuser-Busch heiress Trudy Busch Valentine won the Democratic nomination for Missouri’s open U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, defeating her closest rival, former Marine Lucas Kunce. With nearly all precincts reporting, Busch had won 43% of the vote, compared to 38% for Kunce. Throughout her campaign, Valentine has said working as a nurse and experiencing immense grief […]

Missouri AG Eric Schmitt beats Hartzler, Greitens to claim GOP Senate nomination

BY: , and - August 2, 2022

ST. LOUIS — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt beat back a crowded field of opponents Tuesday night to secure the Republican nomination for Missouri’s open U.S. Senate seat. With most precincts reporting, Schmitt led with 45% of the vote, compared to 22% for U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler and 19% for disgraced former Gov. Eric Greitens. […]

Billy Long’s chances in Missouri GOP Senate primary depend on Donald Trump

BY: - July 21, 2022

No one seems to be having more fun running for U.S. Senate in Missouri than Billy Long. The six-term Congressman’s Twitter feed is a parade of shots at his GOP rivals, jabbing Eric Schmitt (who Long refers to as “Chicken Schmitt”), Vicky Hartzler (“Mini Liz Cheney”) and Eric Greitens (“Snidely Whiplash”) for what he feels […]

Vicky Hartzler battles headwinds of Trump anti-endorsement as Senate race reaches climax

BY: - July 20, 2022

SALEM, Mo. — Everyone hoping to be the GOP nominee to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt has scrambled to win the endorsement of former President Donald Trump. Vicky Hartzler wasn’t immune. But while six-term congresswoman from Harrisonville courted the former president, it was never as intense as some of her rivals. And while she […]

Lucas Kunce is betting outspoken populist message can turn Missouri Senate seat blue

BY: - July 19, 2022

PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Lucas Kunce’s life story seems built for a populist Senate campaign in Missouri.  He grew up in a modest neighborhood in Jefferson City where a local grocer let his mother float checks when his family couldn’t afford the bill. He attended Yale University on grants, came back to Missouri for law school […]

Dave Schatz expects results will trump rhetoric and push him to front of U.S. Senate pack

BY: - July 18, 2022

Dave Schatz hopes his achievements speak for themselves. He sponsored the first gas tax increase since the early ‘90s that will infuse about $1.8 billion toward Missouri’s crumbling highways and roads and helped shepherd the passage of Missouri’s trigger law banning nearly all abortions. Even if Missourians may not know his name, they’ve likely felt […]

Eric Schmitt hopes Trump-style politics will win him GOP nod in Missouri Senate race

BY: - July 15, 2022

There’s an old joke around Jefferson City that AG stands for aspiring governor. And there’s a lot of truth in the jest. Five of the 12 most recent attorneys general have run for governor. Three won. But the office has more often been a step on the ladder to the U.S. Senate, with eight of […]

Trudy Busch Valentine was inspired to enter Missouri U.S. Senate race after family tragedies

BY: - July 14, 2022

For 12 days, Trudy Busch Valentine never left her sister’s side as nurses and doctors did everything they could to save her.  Valentine was 17 when her 8-year-old sister was in a car accident and suffered a severe spinal cord injury. “That’s where I saw the nurses with the compassion and the competence and the […]

‘Doing well by doing good:’ Spencer Toder aims for impact in Missouri U.S. Senate race

BY: - July 13, 2022

His name tag said he was a candidate for U.S. Senate, but you wouldn’t have guessed Spencer Toder was running for anything. As he made his way through the Black Wall Street 314 Festival in Wellston Loop in St. Louis last month, Toder spent nearly all his time asking questions instead of asking for votes. […]

Eric Greitens’ hopes for a U.S. Senate seat hinge on how Missouri voters see his past

BY: - July 12, 2022

To hear Eric Greitens tell it, his political ascent was sabotaged by a vast conspiracy. The woman who accused him under oath of violent sexual misconduct is part of it. So is his ex-wife, who filed an affidavit this year alleging he physically abused her and his children.  The more than 100 Republican state lawmakers […]