Missouri Rep. Billy Long announces candidacy for U.S. Senate

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Republican Congressman Billy Long announces his candidacy for U.S. Senate in the state of Missouri.

Long represents Missouri’s 7th district which includes both Joplin and Springfield. He made the announcement Tuesday evening on Tucker Carlson Tonight. He’ll be seeking the seat of retiring Senator Roy Blunt.

He enters a high profile Republican field that includes Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, former Governor Eric Greitens, Rep. Vicky Hartzler and St. Louis lawyer Mark McCloskey.