Anheuser-Busch heiress joins Missouri's Democratic Primary for US Senate

Busch Valentine's campaign advertisement released Tuesday targeted an audience in a red state.

Updated: March 29, 2022 - 5:28pm

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Anheuser-Busch beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine on Tuesday announced her Democratic primary campaign for U.S. Senate in Missouri.

Former state Sen. Scott Sifton endorsed Busch Valentine and dropped out of the previously low-profile Democratic primary after her announcement.

Sifton portrayed the race as Democrats versus former Gov. Eric Greitens, the frontrunner of the Republican Senate primary in Missouri who is facing accusations of abuse from his ex-wife.

"Excited to help make [Busch Valentine] Missouri’s next Senator. I know she has what it takes to beat Eric Greitens," Sifton tweeted Monday.

Greitens has denied the claims of his ex-wive Sheena Greitens. Court documents uncovered by Just the News on Tuesday show that she had lost two court cases involving the Senate candidate before filing an affidavit claiming he abused her and their children when they were still married.

He has faced calls from Republicans to step out of the race. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., tweeted last week, "If you hit a woman or a child, you belong in handcuffs, not the United States Senate. It’s time for Eric Greitens to leave this race."

Elections this fall will replace retiring Republican Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt.

Busch Valentine's campaign advertisement released Tuesday targeted an audience in a red state.

"We're going to reinvest in America, in our towns and cities, and the things that make them tick: our workers, teachers, nurses, farmers, firefighters, police, our Missouri communities big and small," she said.

Busch Valentine concluded her campaign video: "I'll put politics aside and put you and your family first. We'll show them we can work together."

A registered nurse, Busch Valentine's family owned a majority stake in Anheuser-Busch until it was sold in 2008 for $52 billion. The family's net wealth stands at $17.6 billion, making them America's 16th richest family as of 2020, according to Forbes.

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