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U.S. Rep. Billy Long (R-Springfield) represents southwest Missouri in Congress

Rep. Long declares for 2022 US Senate race

Another name is officially in the mix for Roy Blunt’s U.S. Senate seat.

Republican congressman Billy Long announced his bid for the 2022 race Tuesday. Long currently represents the state’s 7th District, which covers mostly southwest Missouri.

Long joins Columbia representative Vicky Hartzler as the only other sitting member of Congress to join the Senate race. Attorney general Eric Schmitt, former governor Eric Greitens and lawyer Mark McCloskey have also declared for the Republican primary.

Blunt is not seeking re-election.

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