존 우드, 전 1월 6 위원회 조사관, 미주리주에서 독립적인 상원 입찰 개시

존 우드, 1월 조사 중인 하원 선발위원회 전 수석 조사관 6 미국 국회 의사당 공격, 수요일 미주리주에서 무소속으로 상원 캠페인 시작, 요구하다 “commonsense alternativeto the field of Republican and Democratic candidates.

Missouri voters deserve better than the divisive, extreme choices they are being given by the two major parties in this race,” Wood said in a statement.
Missouri deserves better. Missouri needs another option,” Wood added. “Missouri is at a crossroads, and my candidacy offers a commonsense alternative to the crazy extremes both parties are offering in this race.
    Independent candidates have typically struggled to gain support, but Wood, who calls himself a “전통적인” 과 “life-long” 공화주의자, could face a unique situation in the red state if former Gov. Eric Greitens wins the GOP Senate nomination.
      에 2018, Greitens resigned from office amid allegations of sexual misconduct. 올해, Greitensex-wife alleged he was physically abusive toward his children 그리고 그녀; Greitens has denied the allegations. The leading Senate Republican candidate also recently drew criticism for releasing a video calling to hunt down RINOS, 또는 “Republicans in Name Only.
        I am eager to launch this campaign focused on unifying our state and country rather than the extremist, even violent vision of the likely nominees for both parties,” said Wood in his statement. “I’m in this race to win it and am confident in our path to victory in November.
        Wood also benefits from the support of a powerful ally, former Missouri GOP Sen. John Danforth, who set up a Super PAC, Missouri Stands United, to back him. Danforth did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
          Before joining the House panel, Wood worked as general counsel for the US Chamber of Commerce, US attorney for the Western District of Missouri, and in private practice. He previously served in a number of high-ranking roles in the George W. Bush administration: chief of staff to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, deputy general counsel at the Office of Management and Budget, and counselor to Attorney General John Ashcroft. He also clerked for US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and worked as a staffer for Danforth in the early 1990s.
            To qualify for the November 8 투표권, Wood must submit 10,000 signatures to the Missouri secretary of state’s office by August 1.
            Besides Greitens, US Reps. Vicky Hartzler and Billy Long, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, 주 센. Dave Schatz, 그리고 성. Louis lawyer Mark McCloskey are all vying for the Senate GOP nomination. The top Missouri Senate Democratic candidates include US Marine veteran Lucas Kunce, Anheuser-Busch beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine and St. Louis businessman Spencer Toder.

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