But do their credit . . . Progressives don't seem too excited about this Hillary Clinton Democrat getting into the fray.
We sense more than a bit of skepticism from this quick write-up . . .
Beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine, a registered nurse, is a member of the family that owned a majority stake in Anheuser-Busch until it was sold to InBev in 2008 for $52 billion. Forbes magazine in 2020 listed the family’s wealth at $17.6 billion, the 16th largest family fortune in the nation.
How much of that is her personal wealth is uncertain.
The campaign will be Valentine’s first run for public office, although she is well-known in Democratic political circles. According to data from the Federal Election Commission, Valentine contributed $116,000 to Democratic party and candidate committees from 2015 through 2020. And in 2016, Valentine hosted a fundraiser at Grant’s Farm, the Busch family estate, for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
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Beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine entered the Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate on Monday, giving the party a candidate who could potentially match Republican spending this year out of her own pocket. In a three-minute video announcing her campaign, Valentine says she is entering the race to bridge divisive politics but provides no specifics on issues facing the nation.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Anheuser-Busch beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine is running for U.S. Senate as a Democrat. The daughter of the late chairman of the Anheuser-Busch Companies officially filed her candidacy for retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt's seat Monday.
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