|MFB FARM-PAC trustees voted to support Luetkemeyer in his re-election bid for Congress.|
|Luetkemeyer has supported Farm Bureau positions on legislative issues 96% of the time. |
|Congressman Luetkemeyer has been a friend of Missouri farmers and ranchers.|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Farm Bureau’s FARM-PAC trustees representing the newly reorganized 3rd Congressional District voted to support Republican incumbent Blaine Luetkemeyer in his re-election bid for Congress.
Both Luetkemeyer and his Democrat opponent, Camden County business owner Eric Mayer, made remarks before the trustees at an Aug. 28 meeting. After reviewing voting records and the candidates’ positions on a number of rural and farm issues, the trustees endorsed Luetkemeyer.
Luetkemeyer was first elected to the 9th Congressional District in 2008. The congressman has supported Farm Bureau positions on legislative issues 96 percent of the time. FARM-PAC Trustee Chairman Chris Brundick says the congressman has been a friend of Missouri farmers and ranchers. “Blaine has proven he understands the burdens that face small businesses and farms,” said Brundick. “He has voted several times to curtail excessive regulations by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). He voted for free trade agreements that open markets up to U.S. farm goods. And, he not only voted against Obamacare, but voted to repeal it as well. The health care law will be a big burden on farmers and ranchers.”
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.
The regional FARM-PAC in the 3rd Congressional District includes Callaway, Cole, Franklin, Gasconade, Lincoln, Maries, Miller, Montgomery, Osage, Warren and portions of Camden, Jefferson and St. Charles counties.