Emerson Endorsed by Farm Bureau's Regional FARM-PAC Trustees
|Jo Ann Emerson was endorsed by trustees of MFB's 8th Congressional FARM-PAC.|
|Emerson's voting record since 1997 parallels FB policy on most important issues.|
|Emerson's votes during the 112th Congress were 100% in line with the positions of farmers & ranchers.|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Long-time incumbent Jo Ann Emerson of Cape Girardeau was endorsed by trustees of Missouri Farm Bureau’s 8th Congressional FARM-PAC. Emerson, a Republican, is running against Democratic opponent Jack Rushin, a Poplar Bluff chiropractor.
Trustees met in Poplar Bluff August 21 to review the candidates' records on rural and farm issues. Both candidates attended the meeting to make comments and answer questions. Afterwards, trustees voted on the endorsement.
Emerson’s voting record since her first term in 1997 parallels Farm Bureau policy on most important issues. Her votes during the 112th Congress were 100 percent in line with the positions of farmers and ranchers.
FARM-PAC Trustee Chairman Jinks Wynn said Emerson has always been a strong supporter of agriculture in southeast Missouri. “Jo Ann has worked hard to keep the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in check so that farmers can make a decent living. She never waivered in her efforts to make sure the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rebuilt the Bird’s Point Levy to pre-flood standards. And, she is a strong proponent of free trade agreements that open markets for U.S. farm goods,” Wynn said.
Missouri Farm Bureau’s regional FARM-PACs are political action committees of farmers and ranchers who are selected as trustees by their county Farm Bureau organizations. The trustees interview the candidates running in the general election, review their voting records, and seek their positions on issues. For any endorsement to stand, two-thirds of the vote tallied must favor a candidate.