Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Officially Enters U.S. Senate Race
ST. LOUIS —
The rumors can finally end. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has formally announced that he is running for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat, which is currently held by Claire McCaskill.
Hawley, a Republican, has been asked to run for several months even though he was just elected to his first major political job less than one year ago.
McCaskill faces a tough challenger in Hawley, but he faces a challenge in his own party from conservatives who say he has turned away from his campaign promise that he is not a career politician.
McCaskill's poll numbers have been down in the past year in Missouri, a state President Donald Trump won by 18 points over Hillary Clinton.
Hawley has used his short time in the Attorney General's office to target sex trafficking in Missouri, announcing several enforcement actions during the past year.