Ann Wagner

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Ann Wagner
Ann Wagner 116th Congress Portrait cropped.jpg
U.S. Representative from Missouri's 2nd District
From: January 3, 2013 – present
Predecessor Todd Akin
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former United States Ambassador to Luxembourg
From: August 16, 2005 – June 27, 2009
President George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Predecessor Peter Terpeluk
Successor Cynthia Stroum
Former Chair of the Missouri Republican Party
From: 1999 – 2005
Predecessor Woody Cozad
Successor Doug Russell
Information
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Raymond Wagner
Religion Roman Catholic

Ann Louise Wagner (born September 13, 1962 in St. Louis (age 58)) is a diplomat and moderate Republican currently representing Missouri's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, having been elected to the seat in 2012 to replace the retiring Todd Akin when the latter ran for Senate then. She had previously served as the United States Ambassador to Luxembourg from 2005 to 2009 under the Bush and Obama administrations.

Wagner reported in mid-June 2017 that she had received five death threats.[1] (see: Left-wing violence in the Trump era)

U.S. House of Representatives

2012 election

Following conservative U.S. representative Todd Akin's announcement in 2012 that he would not seek re-election to another House term and instead run for Senate,[2] Wagner announced her run for the seat.[Citation Needed] She easily won the general election with 60% of the votes cast.[3]

2014 election

Wagner was re-elected in the 2014 midterm elections by a massive margin over Democrat opponent Arthur Lieber.[4]

2016 election

Rep. Wagner was re-elected in 2016 with 58.5% of the vote.[5] Coinciding with the presidential election that year, Donald Trump had also won the district, though by a considerably smaller margin over Hillary Clinton.[6] Wagner had voiced opposition to Trump then.[7]

2018 election

Having faced a tough re-election fight in the 2018 Midterms, Wagner was re-elected by only a four-point margin.[8]

Tenure

Wagner introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in early February 2019.[9]

Rep. Wagner voted in late July 2020 to remove Civil War-era statues, joining 71 other House Republicans and all Democrats.[10]

In mid-September 2020, Wagner voted in favor of legislation sponsored by far-left Democrat Grace Meng to condemn the use of the term "Chinese virus" as being "racist".[11]

2020 election

See also: United States House of Representatives elections, 2020

Wagner is currently facing a tough re-election fight in 2020, representing an affluent district becoming increasingly liberal as the Republican Party moves in a populist direction. However, House Republicans have started initiatives to prevent suburbs from potentially shifting towards the Democratic Party.[12]

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