Calling it the “probably the worst kept secret in Missouri politics,” Southwest Missouri Congressman Billy Long used a national television appearance Tuesday night to formally announce his bid for the United States Senate in 2022.
Long appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News Channel to say he’s seeking the Senate seat being vacated by Roy Blunt, who is not running for re-election next year.
“I followed Roy Blunt into the House. I have his Congressional seat, and I want to follow him into the Senate so I can fight back against all this craziness that’s going on. Just ludicrous things they’re doing to our country. The Bill of Rights is out. The Constitution’s out. Communism is in. Socialism is in,” Long said.
The former auctioneer and KWTO Morning Line radio host who ran a successful campaign for the U.S House of Representatives in 2010 says “we need to get the Senate back.”
“You’re not going to do anything until you get the Senate back, and I’m the guy that can win that Senate seat in Missouri.”
Long, who has a campaign website set up, will discuss his U-S Senate run Friday morning during his weekly segment on Wake Up Springfield on 93-3 and A-M 560 KWTO.