Political activist Chief Wana Dubie, who ran for the Missouri state legislature as a Libertarian in 1994 and 2006 but whose 2008 gubernatorial bid was rejected by the party, announced Wednesday that he will run for U.S. Senate as an independent. According to The Salem News, he told a crowd of about 100, “It’s going to be Dubie versus Blunt in 2016. Sen. [Roy] Blunt better get ready, because I am going to smoke the competition.”
Midge Potts, a transgender activist who had been exploring a Green Party presidential run, said in March that she may also enter the race. In 2010, Potts announced plans to seek the seat as a Progressive Party candidate, but did not get on the ballot.