SHELL KNOBB, Mo. – With Tuesday’s primary barely in the review mirror, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt wasted no time getting back on the campaign trail.
The incumbent republican campaigned in Barry County Wednesday, kicking off a 100-stop bus tour that will take him across the state.
Blunt pushed a message of “more jobs, less government” to employees of MariCorp US, a company that specializes in making boat docks, in Shell Knob.
“I think we ought to be focused on how to get better jobs and what the government needs to do to get out of the way of those jobs,” Blunt says. “… have whatever regulation we need, but don’t have a single regulation we don’t need.”
Blunt told potential supporters the nation needs to look for job creation and innovation opportunities in the fields of healthcare, energy and agriculture – specifically food demand in the future.
“World food demand in one career, 35 or 40 years from now — the biggest area of commerce in the world, will be twice what it is today,” he says.
“Nobody is better positioned than we are, both in the country and where we live, to take advantage of that.”
KOLR 10 hopes to catch up with Blunt’s opponent, Secretary of State Jason Kander, when he campaigns in the Ozarks.
Kander has asked the republican nominee to join him for multiple debates ahead of November. Blunt’s party says it has received several debate requests and is eyeing potential options.
Recent polling shows Blunt leading Kander by a small margin.