A Missouri Congressional race under close watch: Wagner vs. Schupp

A Missouri Congressional race under close watch: Wagner vs. Schupp

Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District race continues to be considered by some pollsters as a toss-up heading into next week’s General Election. Incumbent Ann Wagner, a Republican, faces Democrat Jill Schupp. Interestingly, President Donald Trump, a Republican, is expected to easily win in the Show-Me State next Tuesday. The district encompasses much of the affluent part of St. Louis County and small parts of Jefferson and St. Charles Counties. It has sent Republicans to Congress every year since 1986, except for the two years Joan Kelly Horn represented it in 1991 and 1992. Republicans Jim Talent served from 1993 to 2003 and Todd Akin served from 2003 to 2013. Congresswoman Ann Wagner and State Senator Jill Schupp Here is some background about each candidate: In 2005, following nomination by President George W. Bush and confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Wagner was sworn in as the 19th U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She served in the position for four years. Wagner, of Ballwin, also served as a top official and fundraiser in the Missouri and national Republican parties. She took office in her current capacity in 2013 and has been there ever since. Wagner easily won the seat three times but faced a close call in 2018 against Democrat Cort VanOstren. Wagner’s priorities include: *Reigning in on government spending; *Reducing the national debt; *Protecting health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions; *Increasing investment opportunities for Americans; *Enforcing existing immigration laws and securing U.S. borders; *Fighting […]

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