A former Missouri state Senator has announced his bid for the seat currently held by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt.  Former Missouri State Senator Scott Sifton has announced today he is running for the seat currently held by Republican Roy Blunt. Sifton unveiled his decision today in a launch video critical of both Missouri U.S. Senators.

Sifton, a Democrat and attorney from St. Louis County, served in the state Senate for eight years and in the House for two years. Term limits prevented him from running again for the state Senate.

Blunt, who has not yet made a formal announcement about whether he will seek-re-election in 2022, has been serving in U.S. Congress since 1997. He is fourth on the U.S. Senate Republican leadership ladder.