MISSOURI GIVES A SCHMITT: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Dominates GOP Senate Primary

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.03.22

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt coasted to a win in his GOP Senate Primary; The New York Times reported that with 58% of the results counted, Schmitt was ahead of opponents Vicky Hartzler’s 22.7% and Eric Greitens’ at 19.0%.

Dave Wasserman, editor of the non-partisan Cook Political Report, tweeted: “Eric Schmitt (R) wins the #MOSEN GOP primary, defeating Vicky Hartzler (R), Eric Greitens (R) and others.”

Schmitt thanked his supporters on Twitter.

“We did it. Now let’s go save America.”

“I’ve always been a fighter and as your attorney general I have fought in court to protect your liberties from ridiculous mask mandates, illegal vaccine mandates and President Biden’s all-out assault on your liberties,” Schmitt told supporters at his St. Louis party after he won the race.

“We need America first fighters who will advance the America first agenda,” Schmitt said to applause.

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Over 20 Missouri Republicans vied for the party’s Senate nomination this cycle. The field included Rep. Billy Long in the state’s 7th Congressional District in southwest Missouri, and Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis attorney who, along with his wife, grabbed national headlines during the summer of 2020 for holding guns outside their home to ward off Black Lives Matter protesters.

Schmitt, who has won two statewide elections in Missouri — for treasurer and later for attorney general — has made headlines over the past year and a half, filing numerous lawsuits against President Biden’s administration. He has topped the latest surveys in the race.

Greitens, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who left office in 2018 amid multiple controversies, was once the clear front-runner in the primary race, but for months has been fighting allegations from his ex-wife that he abused her and their child. Greitens denies the claims.

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