“President Trump backed his words with action,” Hartzler stated. “That’s what Missourians expect. And that’s been my mission every day.”

The former President’s endorsement within the pink state might be essential in the Republican primary for the seat left open by the retiring GOP Sen. Roy Blunt. Other Republican candidates, together with former Gov. Eric Greitens, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Mark McCloskey, a private harm lawyer who gained nationwide consideration final 12 months when he and his spouse Patty brandished guns at Black Lives Matter protesters, have additionally allied themselves with Trump.

In a video, Hartzler claimed that the Democratic get together “has been taken over by socialists” and vowed to guide the GOP’s cost to take again management of the Senate.

“They are endangering our security, bankrupting our nation, killing our jobs, fueling inflation, harming our children, defunding our police, shredding our freedoms and rewriting our history,” stated Hartzler of Democrats. “They are destroying the country you and I love, and they must be stopped.”

Hartzler additionally launched herself as a “farm girl” who cleaned out hog barns and drove a tractor earlier than changing into a trainer and a state consultant. She then labored for a company in 2004 pushing to move an modification to the state Constitution barring same-sex marriage. During the 2010 tea get together wave, Hartzler defeated Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and has since served within the House on that panel and the Agriculture committee.

Hartzler may face different GOP House members within the Senate race. Reps. Ann Wagner, Billy Long and Jason Smith are all contemplating bids.


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