Missouri GOP Senate candidate Billy Long hopes Donald Trump’s support will shake up race

Missouri GOP Senate candidate Billy Long said he hopes former President Donald Trump’s support for him shakes up the race.In an exclusive television interview, Long talked with KMBC’s Micheal Mahoney about this latest Senate surprise.The Springfield Republican said he thought Trump should run for president even before Trump got into the 2016 race. Trump likes the former auctioneer’s down-home style. On Wednesday, Trump issued a statement urging Missouri voters to consider Long, adding that “this is not an endorsement, but just askin’.””I’m thrilled about it. My problem in this race has been name ID. , and all the publicity that comes with it, people are going to know who I am,” Long said.The latest third-party poll is four weeks old, with former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens leading and Long in single digits. The poll showed 14% of likely GOP primary voters undecided about the Aug. 2 primary.Long said Trump called him Monday night to assess the race after the abuse charges made by Greitens’ ex-wife.”I said it was obvious you can’t endorse Greitens. believes his 12-year career in Congress and conservative voting record fits with Missouri voters.He is correct when he says the rest of the GOP Senate primary field is also courting Trump.”These other camps, they’re hanging around like bad breath at Mar-A-Lago trying to get Trump’s endorsement,” Long said.Long does not have Trump’s official endorsement either, but he has an interesting note.

Missouri GOP Senate candidate Billy Long said he hopes former President Donald Trump’s support for him shakes up the race.

In an exclusive television interview, Long talked with KMBC’s Micheal Mahoney about this latest Senate surprise.

The Springfield Republican said he thought Trump should run for president even before Trump got into the 2016 race. Trump likes the former auctioneer’s down-home style. On Wednesday, Trump issued a statement urging Missouri voters to consider Long, adding that “this is not an endorsement, but just askin’.”

“I’m thrilled about it. My problem in this race has been name ID. And with this, and all the publicity that comes with it, people are going to know who I am,” Long said.

The latest third-party poll is four weeks old, with former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens leading and Long in single digits. The poll showed 14% of likely GOP primary voters undecided about the Aug. 2 primary.

Long said Trump called him Monday night to assess the race after the abuse charges made by Greitens’ ex-wife.

“I said it was obvious you can’t endorse Greitens. He’s damaged goods,” Long said.

Long said he believes his 12-year career in Congress and conservative voting record fits with Missouri voters.

He is correct when he says the rest of the GOP Senate primary field is also courting Trump.

“These other camps, they’re hanging around like bad breath at Mar-A-Lago trying to get Trump’s endorsement,” Long said.

Long does not have Trump’s official endorsement either, but he has an interesting note.

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