I could be wrong, but I can't see Steve Hunter's name being dropped as much as those of others who have endorsed Long, including Mel Hancock, Sarah Steelman, and Missouri Right to Life: From the news release:
Billy Long, today, was endorsed by former State Representative and congressional candidate Steve Hunter. Hunter ran on a platform of limited government and less taxes. He believes that Long is the best person in the race to send to Washington.
“I am fed up,” said Steve Hunter. “That’s why I am backing Billy Long for Congress. It’s about time we sent a businessman to Washington to straighten them out. I got to see Billy in action in the primary and I know that he will not let Nancy Pelosi push our values around without a fight.”
Long won the Republican nomination by seven percentage points, racking up over 38,000 votes. Even though the Seventh District of Missouri hasn’t sent a Democrat to Congress in over 50 years, Long is taking nothing for granted.
“I appreciate the sacrifices that Steve Hunter made so that he could talk about his vision for our nation,” said Long. “We both agree that Washington is headed in the wrong direction and I am talking to folks everyday about what we need to change to get this nation back on track.”