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Anheuser-Busch beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine / Trudy Busch Valentine for Senate.

Freshly christened Democratic nominee Trudy Busch Valentine walked into Chris’ Pancake and Dining on Wednesday morning and did a lap, shaking the hands of people there to eat — some there to see her, others who just wanted a tall stack of pancakes. It was a brief victory lap before beginning what will be an uphill battle in her campaign for U.S. Senate, where she will face Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt. Already, elections analysts like the University of Virginia’s Sabato’s Crystal Ball had moved the race from “likely Republican” to “safe Republican” after Schmitt beat back scandal-pla...