Former blues player running for congressional seat in Missouri | politics

JEFFERSON CITY — A former member of the St. Louis Blues hockey team is running for a seat in Congress.

Campbell, who played 285 games in the NHL, was with the Blues from 1996-2000.

He is among fewer than a dozen blues to score more than 20 goals as a rookie when he scored 23 goals in 1996-97 along with Brett Hull, Grant Fuhr, Chris Pronger and Pierre Turgeon.

Campbell also played for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Campbell, whose nickname is “Soupy,” retired in 2006. He owns the Geyer Inn in Kirkwood and JP Fields, a hockey bar in Clayton.

He has also coached youth hockey in the area.

On Wednesday, he declined to comment on his offer due to a death in the family.

Campbell runs from an address in Climax Springs for the district that currently stretches from the Kansas border through much of Mid-Missouri, including Columbia, Mexico and St. Robert on the eastern edge.

Climax Springs is near the Lake of the Ozarks.

Hartzler is running for the US Senate seat vacated by Roy Blunt.

Others who have run for the GOP primary include Senator Rick Brattin of Harrisonville, Rep. Sara Walsh of Ashland, Bill Irwin of Harrisonville, TV news anchor Mark Alford of Kansas City, former Boone County clerk, Taylor Burks of Hartsburg, and Kalena Bruce , a rancher from Stockton.

Campbell is from Massachusetts.

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