Trudy Busch Valentine faces uphill battle against Eric Schmitt in GOP-friendly Missouri

Trudy Busch Valentine faces uphill battle against Eric Schmitt in GOP-friendly Missouri

Published August 4, 2022
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“We came to meet her. She’s the best candidate, she’s compassionate,” said Kathy Skidiz, left, who along with Mary Beth Kuhlman, right, met Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Trudy Busch Valentine on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at Chris’ Pancake & Dining in St. Louis. Busch Valentine will face Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who handily won Missouri’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

She won wide swaths of rural Missouri, with Kunce winning in other regions of the state, including clusters of counties in northeast, southeast and southwest Missouri, as well as Pulaski County, home of Ft. Leonard Wood, and Greene County.

“We were outspent 5 to 1 on the airwaves and we still competed,” Kunce said. “I’m really proud of what we did. I think a lot of people in this state, if you look at those results, want to fundamentally change who has power in this country.”

“Eric Schmitt is extreme,” she said. “I’m for quality and affordable health care. I’m for lowering inflation and the cost of basic needs and I am for a woman’s right to choose. Those are three big things we are going on.”