Billy Long made it official today, jumping into the Seventh District GOP race. From his news release:
Today, Billy Long made it official as he filed to run as a Republican in the 7th Congressional District. An auctioneer, Realtor, and former radio personality from Springfield, this is Billy’s first time running for any political office.
“I am proud to have the opportunity to run for Congress to represent the people of southwest Missouri. Now the people will have a chance to elect someone who is not just another career politician,” said Billy. He continued, “I am honored to have the support of so many, and I hope that the Seventh District will join me on Election Day to bring a new kind of representative to Washington. It is time to for the people to take back our government. For too long, career politicians have increased our deficits, spent money on needless projects, and ignored the people back home. I have the real-world experience – holding a job, building a business, meeting a payroll, raising a family, being part of a community – that too many in Congress lack. If I am elected, I will bring common sense, conservative values, and a good work ethic to Washington D.C. to oppose the radical Obama-Pelosi agenda.”