St. Charles Manufacturer Runs for Senate
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOX) — Republican John Brunner is jumping into the 2012 Senate race in hopes of beating incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill.
The political unknow who is perhaps best know for inventing the hand sanitizer Germ-X hopes his clean slate will help distinguish him from
“Now, I know pundits and elitists will say this guy doesn’t have any experience or qualifications as a politician. Precisely,” Brunner said, “But I’ll match my experience as a manufacturer and a job creator against a career politicians resume of borrowing and spending, anytime, anywhere.”
Surrounded by supporters at the family firm, Vi-Jon, the CEO and former marine promised to run a full-time campaign, saying he’s “in it all the
Brunner would have to first win the GOP Primary against Congressman Todd Akin and former State Treasurer Sara Steelman.
Talking with reporters afterward, he repeated his plan to spend some of his own money on the race, without saying how much. When asked what the primary could cost to win, Brunner replied it may cost $2-to-$5 million.
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