An email sent to supporters by Trudy Busch Valentine (D):
Hi [….], it’s Trudy. Now that votes have been counted and the dust has settled, I want to take a moment to personally thank you.
Even though we came up short Tuesday, that doesn’t make the work that we did any less meaningful. One supporter, one donation, one dollar at a time, we built a movement of people who believe in compassion, honest leadership, and a better future for the people of Missouri.
Being your nominee has been the greatest honor of my life. Thank you for standing with me, for supporting this campaign, and for all that you’ve done to help choose decency over extremism.
I know that this loss is hard. And I know that thinking about what the future might hold is scary. But underneath all the fear, disappointment, and anger, I have so much hope, [….].
Watching this team build a top-tier U.S. campaign from the ground up has shown me the power of passionate, open-hearted people like you. Trust me on this: Even though we hear a lot about the greed, hatred, and division hurting our country, there is so much more kindness, empathy, and integrity. I’ve seen it in the communities I’ve traveled to on this campaign, the voters I’ve met, and every single member of this grassroots team.
I will always be grateful for how you stood beside this campaign and believed in our movement. Together, we showed the cynics, the partisans, and pundits that kindness is something worth fighting for.
I have only one more thing to ask of you: Please, please never give up that fight for a kinder, brighter future. Together, I know that we will win. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
On Saturday afternoon Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D) and Trudy Busch Valentine (D) spoke at a get out the vote rally outdoors at the Clay County Democratic Party headquarters in Gladstone, Missouri. This was the third or fourth campaign appearance of the day for Trudy Busch Valentine in the Kansas City metro area
Yes, it was a union crowd.
Trudy Busch Valentine (D).
The elephant in the womb:
A significant number of women in attendance were wearing progressive and pro-choice tee shirts.
This candidate is enjoying the experience:
Both Representative Cleaver and Busch Valentine spoke at the rally.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D).
As in all of her campaign events, people in the crowd waited after its conclusion to speak with and personally greet Trudy Busch Valentine.
A number of women hugged her.
It’s retail politics. This grassroots politicking clearly energizes the candidate and her campaign.
Somebody should give Eric Schmitt (r) a hug.
…This election is about an individual’s access to health care and their bodily autonomy. Yes, abortion is a personal choice. It’s about access to public education. It’s about access to good jobs and a living wage. It’s about access to affordable housing. It’s about the future of Social Security and Medicare and the ability of our citizens to spend their later years living with some measure of dignity and comfort… And it’s about cutting the cost of essential medication for those who need it to survive. It’s about the survival of Democracy and the ability of people to participate with their vote. It’s for the future.
Trudy Busch Valentine (D) returned to Kansas City yesterday. In the evening she met with voters at a campaign event at La Fonda on Southwest Boulevard.
An introduction by Ramona Farris:
Kansas City in October:
Health care and bodily autonomy. Abortion is a personal choice. Access to a good public education. Access to good jobs and a living wage. Access to affordable housing. The future of Social Security and Medicare and living with some measure of dignity and comfort. They are all on the table.
One older gentleman, seeing my media ID, asked me, “What do you think about abortion?” He continued, “It’s none of my business for anyone else. It should be up to the individual. Not the government.”
Trudy Busch Valentine (D) returned to Kansas City today to campaign with her trademark enthusiasm for retail politics. Early this evening she met with voters at a meet and greet event held in a meeting space at the Gregg/Klice Community Center next to the 18th and Vine Jazz District.
This election is about an individual’s access to health care and their bodily autonomy. Yes, abortion is a personal choice. It’s about access to public education. It’s about access to good jobs and a living wage. It’s about access to affordable housing. It’s about the future of Social Security and Medicare and the ability of our citizens to spend their later years living with some measure of dignity and comfort.
If you don’t believe in any of that then just go ahead and vote for Eric Schmitt (r). You’ll richly deserve the results.
There is a difference.
Trudy Busch Valentine (D) – Kansas City
Trudy Busch Valentine (D) succintly presented the stakes in this upcoming election.
As always, Valentine then spent time answering questions from the voters in attendance and listening to their concerns.
Listening to and answering questions.
And, as always, anyone who wants spend some time talking one-on-one with Trudy Busch Valentine (D) at these events actually gets to do so.
Trudy Busch Valentine (D) continued her grassroots oriented campaigning for the open U.S. Senate seat yesterday with a late morning stop on her RV tour through small town Missouri. Vernon County Democrats and other interested voters gathered at a coffee house in Nevada, Missouri to meet Valentine and hear what she had to say.
She greeted everyone as she entered the venue, then sat in a number of conversations on whatever subject was on anyone’s mind. This does take time. Voters appreciate that.
Trudy Busch Valentine (D).
In her remarks Trudy Busch Valentine (D) spoke on access to health care (including a women’s right to make a decision about abortion) among many other issues. There was enthusiastic applause. She also spoke of our current political and cultural environment, where the opposition’s inability to accept the results of the 2020 election and their actions to limit voter access continue to be a serious threat to our Democracy and our unity.
After her remarks she spent time in conversations with anyone who had a question and who wanted to talk with her.
Retail politics. A statewide mass media blitz may be able to buy a candidate something, but not this.
Trudy Busch Valentine (D) continued her grassroots oriented campaigning for the open U.S. Senate seat today with an early morning stop on her RV tour through small town Missouri.
On the square in Butler, Missouri:
Bates County Democrats met with Valentine for an early morning coffee…
Trudy Busch Valentine (D).
Valentine then walked around the square, greeting folks at the Fall festival.
The conversations started with, “Hello, I’m Trudy, I’m running for the U.S. Senate” or, “Hello, I’m Trudy Busch Valentine, I’m running for the U.S. Senate,” and then continued with discussions about health care or Social Security…
Interestingly, no one brought up CRT or litter boxes.
This evening Trudy Busch Valentine (D) continued her grassroots oriented campaigning for the open U.S. Senate seat with the first stop in another RV tour through small town Missouri. Over seventy-five people attended a meet and greet event at a local restaurant banquet room in Raymore, Missouri.
Trudy Busch Valentine (D).
Eric Schmitt (r), accompanied by Ted Cruz (r), reportedly held a similar campaign event at a restaurant a few blocks away. Apparently Josh Hawley (r) is in Virginia. Who knows?
Patty Johnson (D), candidate in the 56th Legislative District.
Trudy Busch Valentine (D) always tries to greet everyone in the room when she arrives at these events.
Trudy Bush Valentine (D) – remarks in Raymore, Missouri:
After her remarks she spent a considerable amount of time engaged in a series of conversations with individuals seated at tables in the room.
Again, Trudy Busch Valentine clearly enjoys this one on one contact with voters.