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Fri Jul 7, 2017, 06:39 AM

Biggest threat to Sen. McCaskill's re-election could be Josh Hawley

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http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-kraske/article159996664.html

Excerpt:
In Missouri these days, it’s Josh Hawley time.
It seems that everybody — at least when it comes to Republican insiders — is talking about the newly minted attorney general, a conservative who just might turn around and run for U.S. Senate next year.
Question 1 is: Will he do it? Question 2 is: Should he do it, given his just-elected status? And Question 3 is: Can he beat Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill?
Allow me to short-hand this for you: The answer to all three questions, based on soundings from around the state, is a fairly solid yes.
The godfather of the modern-day Missouri Republican Party, Jack Danforth, gushes about the one-time MU law professor as a “once-in-a-generation” talent. He compares Hawley’s intellectual capacity to one of the Senate’s giants, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who was a Democrat, no less.
Sam Fox, the St. Louis businessman who has funded many a Republican campaign, mailed a letter to GOP donors last week imploring them to hold their money until Hawley decides.
The result of all this hype has been dramatic. Ann Wagner, the congresswoman from the St. Louis area groomed as the antidote to McCaskill, suddenly backed out of the race this week, saying she intends to seek re-election.
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Sounds like this guy could give McCaskill a run for the money. Be prepared for a slugfest. Get out and knock on some doors, everybody! G. O. T. F. V.!

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