Incumbent U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, has officially kicked off her campaign by filing for re-election this week.
Wagner’s 2nd District, which was once a largely ignored district for the Democrats, has become one of their most desired seats as they attempt to wrestle control back from the GOP majority in both chambers.
Wagner said in a statement that since she’s been in office, there’s been meaningful change and she hopes to have the opportunity to once again serve her constituents.
Wagner’s office which represents the 2nd District, is located right outside of St. Louis city and includes parts of Jefferson, St. Charles and St. Louis counties.
Her office announced in February that the congresswoman has raised $2,011,652.06 for the election cycle thus far.
In addition to the election cycle money raised, Wagner also has $3,237,011.16 cash on hand.
Additionally in the October FEC report, one of Wagner’s opponents, Democrat Cort VanOstran had $182,395 cash on hand which was $100,000 more over any other Democrat running.
Including VanOstran, Wagner’s Democratic opponents include Bill Haas, Mark Osmack, and John Messmer.
According to a Wagner’s office, the congresswoman plans on meeting with her constituents about important issues facing her district.
“I have always stood up for my hometown and for each of you. Whatever the challenge, I have worked to find solutions that keep our communities safe and allow families to take home more of their hard-earned money,” she said. “I am excited to talk about the important issues facing this region, and I am optimistic about the many things we have left to accomplish together, for our community, for Missouri, and for our nation.”
The 2nd District’s primary will be held on Aug. 7.