Trudy Busch Valentine

Schmitt no-shows Missouri Senate debate, Valentine slams Chinese ownership of farmland

BY: - September 16, 2022

LAKE OZARK– Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who last week accused Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine of dodging debates, refused to show up for the first debate of Missouri’s U.S. Senate campaign on Friday.  Organized by the Missouri Press Association as part of its annual convention in Lake Ozark, Valentine, Libertarian Party candidate Jonathan Dine and Constitution […]

Democratic Senate candidate Valentine seeks ban on stock trades, corporate PAC donations

BY: - September 13, 2022

Democratic Senate candidate Trudy Bush Valentine this week is rolling out a package of ethical standards she wants members of Congress to follow, including bans on individual stock trades and corporate political action committees. The point, she said in an interview Monday afternoon, is to increase transparency in government while blocking lawmakers from profiting personally […]

Missouri Senate hopefuls spar over debates, with press association forum set for next week

BY: - September 7, 2022

Along with leaves turning colors, the fall in even-numbered years often features political campaigns sparring over who is and is not willing to debate. And this year, that biennial squabble is between the candidates seeking Missouri’s open U.S. Senate seat. Attorney General Eric Schmitt, the Republican nominee, slapped first, with a tweet on Tuesday accusing […]

Poll shows strong lead for Eric Schmitt in Missouri U.S. Senate race

BY: - August 26, 2022

Missourians are disgruntled with their government and pessimistic about the economy, a new poll from Saint Louis University and YouGov suggests. They also want tighter gun laws, fewer abortion restrictions and seem poised to send Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt to the U.S. Senate. The poll of 900 likely voters conducted between Aug. 8 and […]

Citing Greitens defeat, John Wood abandons independent run for U.S. Senate in Missouri

BY: - August 23, 2022

Despite assurances that the outcome of the Republican U.S. Senate primary would not alter his plans to run as an independent, John Wood announced Tuesday he was ending his campaign.   The reason: Former Gov. Eric Greitens did not win the GOP nomination. “I made the decision to run for the United States Senate when Eric […]

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 […]

After months of wavering, Schmitt comes out against McConnell days before Senate primary

BY: - July 28, 2022

COLUMBIA — The final push to next week’s primary has Attorney General Eric Schmitt joining, for the first time, those hoping to oust Mitch McConnell as Senate Republican Leader and Lucas Kunce dismissing the importance of St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones’ endorsement in the Democratic race. Speaking to reporters after a campaign stop in a […]

Pace of Missouri Senate spending accelerates as total approaches $43 million

BY: - July 23, 2022

The first two weeks of July saw an avalanche of spending in the Missouri Senate race, with new political action committees joining the fray and the two top-spending Democrats expanding the markets they are mining for votes. Pre-primary reports to the Federal Election Commission, covering the period from July 1 to July 13, were due […]

Missouri Democrat Senate hopefuls discuss abolishing the filibuster, Medicare for all

BY: - July 19, 2022

Trudy Busch Valentine was the only one against Medicare For All.  Spencer Toder wants to investigate the U.S. Supreme Court justices who said they would uphold abortion rights and then overtuned Roe v. Wade.  Lucas Kunce suggested far more incremental policies than most candidates to curb gun violence.  And nearly all of the nine candidates […]

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 […]

Missouri Democratic Senate debate called off after Valentine ignored requests to participate

BY: - July 7, 2022

A scheduled television debate between two of the leading candidates for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination has been postponed due to lack of response to invitations by Anheuser-Busch heiress Trudy Busch Valentine. Scott Diener, news director for KMOV in St. Louis, issued a statement on Twitter expressing disappointment that Valentine “has not even responded to […]

TV ad spending approaches $10 million in Missouri U.S. Senate primary

BY: - July 7, 2022

In late March, a poll from Trafalgar Group showed the Republican Senate primary in a dead heat. U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, with 24.9%, held a slight edge over former Gov. Eric Greitens, with Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt just behind but all within the 3% margin of error. Three months later, after nearly $10 million […]