Trudeau Bush Valentine, Anheuser-Bush Bear’s successor, is running as a Democrat in the U.S. Senate.
Jefferson City, Md. – Trudeau Bush Valentine, Anheuser-Bush Bear’s successor, announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, shaking up a low-profile Democratic primary in a solid red state.
Bush entered the Valentine’s contest amid widespread calls from fellow Republicans to withdraw from the race after former Governor Eric Greatens accused his ex-wife of physically abusing him and one of their children.
Some Democrats are already in the race, like everyone else, against Gretens. In Monday’s announcement of his departure from the Democratic primary, former state Sen. Scott Sifton backed Bush Valentine and called on other Democrats to unite behind him.
“Eric Gretens can’t just be our next senator, and I know that Trudeau Bush Valentine gives us the best chance of winning in November,” Sifton said.
Other Democratic contestants include Marine veteran Lance Kuns, St. Louis County startup owner Spencer Toder, Kansas City employee Tim Shepard and Air Force veteran Jewel Kelly.
Bush Valentine, the daughter of the late chairman of the Anheuser-Busch company, has described herself as an open candidate for talking to people with different perspectives, although she did not go into too much detail in her political agenda.
“Most Missouri families include Democrats, Independents and Republicans. I’m sure, “said Bush Valentine.” But we seem to have lost the ability to understand and empathize with each other. We have so much more to unite than to divide. We just have to talk to each other again. “
One of his siblings, August Bush III, donated to Gretens’ 2016 governing campaign, although he also donated to other Republican governing candidates.
Bush has raised money for the Valentine Democrats, and in 2015, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton organized a fundraiser for Clinton’s presidential campaign.