SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — In his bid to unseat U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, Josh Hawley has received the endorsement from Missouri Right to Life Federal PAC.

Hawley, who currently serves as the state’s attorney general, will face-off with ten other Republican candidates in the August primary. If he garners enough votes to come out ahead, he will then challenge the winners of the Democratic, Green, and Libertarian primary in the November general election.

It is widely expected to be Hawley vs. McCaskill in the race for the hotly contested U.S. Senate seat. Both candidates have already started airing ads against the other.

“Our nation’s laws and policies should protect the innocent and defend the most vulnerable among us. We have a duty to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. The future of our state and our nation depend on it,” said Hawley.  

“It really shouldn’t take political courage to stand up for innocent human life, but we have people in D.C. right now who are supporting extreme positions. And one of those Senators wants Missouri to re-elect her this fall. That’s why we need to keep fighting for life and that’s what I will do as Senator. Together we are a force – we must continue to defend the defenseless and help promote a culture of life throughout our great nation.”

Missouri Right to Life Federal PAC is part of the Missouri Right to Life, which is an affiliate of the National Right to Life organization.

“Josh is a proven pro-life candidate. Because of Josh’s work to protect unborn babies and women, his stand for life when he wasn’t in elected office, and his commitment to stand for the truth even when times are tough, which is what it takes to be truly pro-life, it is an honor for our Missouri Right to Life Federal Political Action Committee to give a single endorsement to Josh for the August primary and November general election for Josh to become our next U.S. Senator,” said MRL Executive Director Susan Klein.