Allman Analysis: Hawley Hopes Trump Push Keeps Him At Head Of GOP Senate Race Pack
ST. LOUIS —
President Trump flies into St. Louis Wednesday afternoon to tour the Boeing plant, talk to Missouri workers about how they have personally benefited from Trump's tax reform, and promote the F-18 jet that the Boeing facility could manufacture.
Wednesday evening, he turns his attention to politics, namely the U.S. Senate race in Missouri, where he trounced Hillary Clinton in the Presidential Election and helped force a Republican sweep in Jefferson City.
One of the people who benefited from the Trump sweep is Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, who after only one year on the job is already running for the Republican nomination to battle Senator Claire McCaskill in November.
Hawley faces at least three challengers, namely Austin Petersen and Tony Monetti, who are putting together pretty solid grassroots support to challenge Hawley for that nomination.
So far, things look good for Hawley, who is the establishment GOP's pick, and who Trump pointed to as the man to beat McCaskill during his last visit to Missouri in St. Charles. So far, Hawley looks good in the polls against McCaskill, so what does he have to do to unseat her in November? Also, how would Petersen or Monetti do in a battle against McCaskill?
The Allman Report stole former Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones from his vacation for a few minutes to get the low down.
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