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Trudy Busch-Valentine wins democrat nomination for Missouri U.S. Senate seat

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Posted at 10:18 PM, Aug 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-03 09:53:06-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Voters selected Trudy Busch-Valentine as the Democratic nomination for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday night.

Busch-Valentine, a St. Louis, Missouri, native, edged out Lucas Kunce and Spencer Toder to win the nomination.

The daughter of August “Gussie” Busch Jr., Busch-Valentine originally announced her bid for election in March.

"I'm going to put our differences aside and embrace what unites us. I'm going to do what every public servant should do: serve the people they represent and reach across the party aisle, so we can all work together," Busch-Valentine said Tuesday night in St. Louis.

She’ll now face off against current Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt in November for Roy Blunt’s seat.

Blunt, who’s served in the U.S. Senate since 2011, announced last March he wouldn’t seek re-election.