As reported by Jake Wagman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and POLITICO's David Catanese, Republican Sarah Steelman has officially announced her bid to challenge incumbent Claire McCaskill in 2012.
Here is an excerpt from her statement posted on her website:
We need to stop the frightening growth of government not only in size but in the power it holds over our lives by cutting government spending; balancing the budget; eliminating needless regulations; and reversing unwanted Obamacare mandates. It means stopping the Washington elites from making America more like a European country instead of recognizing that people still flock to America because they know they can build a better life for their families. It is time we get back to honoring and upholding our Constitution that protects the people against the encroachment of government power.It is time to ensure that our children and future generations to come will have the same abundant opportunities to fulfill their God –given purpose, and to live free!