COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt made a last-minute campaign stop Monday in Columbia, seeking to draw a contrast between him and his Democratic opponent for U.S. Senate.
Schmitt visited the Boone County Republican Party office Monday morning as he campaign across the state ahead of Tuesday's midterm election.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is vacating the seat after he announced in March 2021 plans not to seek re-election.
In the August primary election, Schmitt defeated U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler and former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens for the Republican nomination.
During his victory speech, Schmitt said, "I'm proud of my working-class roots, and I'm going to Washington to fight for working families, defeating socialism, and leading the fight save America."
Schmitt faces Democratic candidate Trudy Busch Valentine, Constitution party nominee Paul Venable and Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine on Tuesday's ballot.
Busch Valentine spoke to supporters in Jefferson City in early October. Busch Valentine said "Our politics are broken and it's full of too many career politicians like Eric Schmitt."
Schmitt said Monday that he understands the U.S. Senate position will need to be earned but he is confident going into the election and feels he's fought for his supporters.
Schmitt also countered what his opponent Busch Valentine said to her supporters in October.
"The contrast to beliefs is very clear. As I said she's running to be the 51st vote of this disastrous agenda.
If you like Joe Biden, you'll love Trudy Busch Valentine," Schmitt said during his speech Monday.
How to vote in the midterm election:
Anyone who plans to vote Tuesday will need to provide one of the following forms of identification:
- Nonexpired Missouri driver or non-driver's license
- Nonexpired military ID, including a veteran’s ID card
- Nonexpired United States passport
- Photo ID issued by the United States or Missouri which is either not expired or expired after the date of the most recent general election
Registered voters without a correct form of ID may cast a provisional ballot. Election workers will then determine whether the signature on the provisional ballot envelope matches the signature on the voter's registration card.
Voters who cast a provisional ballot will receive a stub with instructions about how to verify if their ballot is counted.
Absentee voting at local election authorities is open Monday until 5 p.m. Absentee voters must also show an approved form of ID. In-person absentee voters aren't eligible to cast a provisional ballot.
Polling places will open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.