Transgender political activist Midge Potts says she'll attempt to run for U.S. Senate under the Progressive Party banner.
Potts, who ran against Roy Blunt in the GOP 7th District primary in 2006, says she'll make an official announcement Thursday. The Progressive Party currently doesn't have ballot status, so she'll need 10,000 verified signatures
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Potts is co-chair of the state's Progressive Party, and will make her announcement in conjunction with the Proposition One Nuclear Disarmament Tour. The tour will make a presentation at 8 p.m. at the Magic Bean Coffee House on 940 South National in Springfield. Potts says her campaign announcement will come around 9 p.m.
A self-described fiscal conservative, Potts also said she'd also like to focus on paying of a significant portion of the "$10 trillion dollar debt."
"Other issues that will play an integral part of my platform include cancelling America's participation in NAFTA and the World Trade Organization, withdrawing all US troops from the Middle East, balancing the federal budget, abolishing the IRS, and making it legal for American farmers to grow hemp and marijuana. I will also be talking about not-for-profit healthcare as a defense issue that could save countless lives in the United States," Potts said.