Senator Roy Blunt will be in Columbia to kick off his campaign for the US Senate.
If re-elected, it will be the second term for him. But he was been serving in Washington D.C. since the late 90’s when he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Senator will likely face off against the current Missouri Secretary of State, Democrat Jason Kander. If Kander takes the seat, he would become one of the youngest U.S. Senators in American history.
Kander is using Senator Blunt’s extensive political history to his own benefit. He has said, Washington can’t change unless the people in Washington change.
During Blunt’s official announcement last week, he asked the Missouri people to let him continue represent them “at a critical time”. Blunt also said he will vote against any candidate President Obama proposes for the open Supreme Court Justice seat.
The race between Blunt and Kander could have national impacts. Missouri is one of a handful of states with republican held senate seats, whose election outcomes could determine which party is in charge of the Senate under the next president.
Senator Blunt will be in Columbia Monday afternoon at the Dave Griggs Flooring America.