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We received the following press release from a representative of a possible Democratic Party candidate in the 4th Congressional District:

Gordon Christensen (D) [submitted photo].

Gordon Christensen (D) [submitted photo].

Christensen for Congress Exploratory Committee

Gordon Christensen, M.D. has launched a Congressional Exploratory Committee for the 4th Congressional District of Missouri. Dr. Christensen has practiced and taught at the University of Missouri, Columbia for over 27 years as well as the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital for 20 years. During his time at the University, Dr. Christensen has served as the Chairman of the MU Faculty Council and also as the Chief of Staff for the University Hospital.

Dr. Christensen is considering running for Congress because he knows women’s healthcare is currently under attack from Congress for purely political reasons and that Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals are in desperate need of attention and funding. Dr. Christensen strongly believes that the healthcare of our veterans, women, and the American people is not something with which we should play politics.

Due to the district’s current Congressperson beholden to special interests rather than the people of Missouri and the extreme dysfunction in Congress, Dr. Christensen has organized an experienced professional team to provide him the support necessary to make a decision whether to run for Congress. His decision is expected within the month.