State Senator Bill Stouffer (R-Napton) wraps up his three-stop tour announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination to run in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District against longtime incumbent Democratic Congressman Ike Skelton (D-MO4).
The final stop on Stouffer’s announcement tour was Jefferson City, where he criticized the current state of affairs in Washington and pledged to work to make changes.
“Earlier this year, Congress spent $787 billion of money that we had to borrow from China,” said Stouffer as he spoke to media and supporters at a Jefferson City gallery. “Today we have the highest unemployment we’ve had in 25 years.”
Stouffer says that while he respects the incumbent Congressman, Skelton is not acting in the best interests of Missourians.
“I know Ike Skelton and I respect Ike,” said Stouffer. “I respect the 30-plus years that he’s spent in Washington, D.C., representing this district, however I can no longer stand by while Ike votes with (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi 95 percent of the time.”
Stouffer is one of four Republicans going after the GOP nomination.