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Another Missouri Republican Running For Rep. Blunt’s Seat

Add another candidate to the bulging roster of Republican candidates running for the southwestern Missouri district Rep. Roy Blunt (R) is leaving open to run for the Senate.

Michael Wardell, a businessman and retired Marine, has filed candidacy paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to formally organize a campaign in Missouri’s 7th district, which includes Springfield and Joplin.

Wardell’s campaign Web page says that national security “is my foremost concern” and that he supports a beefed-up presence in Afghanistan. He supports cutting taxes across the board and eliminating capital gains taxes.

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