US Senate, MO

Lucas Kunce

ON THE ISSUES

  • Wants to create “Marshall Plan for the Midwest” which will invest in cities and towns across states with an emphasis on creating a new generation of clean energy jobs
  • Outspoken on the need to decarbonize our energy for our national security and to break up big corporate monopolies
  • Helped expose how corporate consolidation is gutting states like Missouri — like how Big Ag has destroyed family farms

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WHY THIS RACE MATTERS

  • Incredible opportunity to elect a new champion to the U.S. Senate
  • Flipping this seat in Missouri will help the environmental movement defend and expand its majority in the Senate and make it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level

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CANDIDATE BACKGROUND

Lucas Kunce is running to represent Missouri in the U.S. Senate. In 2007, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Kunce served a tour of duty in Iraq and two in Afghanistan before becoming the International Negotiations Officer on the Joint Staff of the Pentagon, representing the U.S. on arms negotiations with Russia and NATO. In 2017, he went to work for the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2020 he joined the American Economic Liberties Project as Director of National Security. That same year, he left active duty but continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve. 

As a Marine veteran and born-and-raised Missourian, Kunce understands that issues around energy, agriculture, and climate are fundamental to our country's national security. When he visited the working-class neighborhood he grew up in between deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Lucas saw firsthand how giant corporations were stripping his community for parts while politicians wasted trillions on Big Oil handouts and overseas wars. And as the National Security Director at the country's leading antitrust advocacy organization, Kunce helped expose how corporate consolidation is gutting states like Missouri — like how Big Ag has destroyed family farms. He is running for the Senate on his “Marshall Plan for the Midwest” which will invest in cities and towns across states like Missouri with an emphasis on creating a new generation of clean energy jobs. He has also been outspoken on the need to decarbonize our energy for our national security and to break up big corporate monopolies. Kunce is endorsed by LCV Action Fund.


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