Saturday, August 27, 2016

Farm Bureau Endorses Graves for Reelection

Trustees of the Missouri Farm Bureau Northern Regional Endorsement Committee have endorsed Sam Graves (R), for re-election in the 6th Congressional District. The committee met with the congressman in Hannibal on August 23 before making the decision. During the meeting, his opponent, software developer and college instructor David Blackwell (D), talked to the trustees via Skype.
Now in his seventh term, Graves has served in Congress since 2001. He is a member of the House Committee on Armed Services and chairs the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. Graves is a sixth-generation farmer from Tarkio.
Ralph Griesbaum, chairman of the Northern Regional Endorsement Committee, said Graves is a Farm Bureau member who understands the organization’s priorities. He has a 93 percent voting record with Farm Bureau.
“Since first being elected to Congress, Sam has been a staunch supporter for agriculture,” Griesbaum said. “In his position on the Highways and Transit Committee, he has worked tirelessly to obtain federal funding for our rural roads and bridges.”
PAC trustees on Regional Endorsement Committees are selected by their county Farm Bureau organizations. The trustees interview candidates running in the general election, review voting records and written questionnaires and seek their positions on issues.

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