Local political activist Chief Wana Dubie is officially on the August 2 primary ballot as a candidate for Missouri’s seat in the United States Senate. Wana Dubie presented documents to The Salem News Wednesday signed by the Secretary of State’s office certifying that he filed as a Democrat. The Secretary of State’s website confirms Wana Dubie has filed.
As of Thursday, Wana Dubie has two opponents for the Democratic nomination. Current Secretary of State Jason Kander also filed Wednesday, as well as Cori Bush, a Florissant pastor and activist with Ferguson Frontline.
The ultimate goal of the “Dubie vs. Blunt” campaign is to face off against incumbent Republican Senator Roy Blunt, Wana Dubie said. Blunt also officially filed for the primary Wednesday.
Wana Dubie’s campaign manager Jeff Murray went with the Chief to file in Jefferson City. Murray told The Salem News he shook hands with Blunt while wearing a “Dubie vs. Blunt” t-shirt. Wana Dubie said Blunt went out of his away to avoid meeting the Chief in person.
“He took one look at me and ran the other way,” Wana Dubie said. “I think he knew he’d get smoked if we got into a debate.”