Tag: U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill

McCaskill, Sykes respond to Hawley’s U.S. Senate announcement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It didn’t take long after Attorney General Josh Hawley’s announcement for his potential opponents to weigh in on the Republican’s bid for U.S. Senate in 2018. Incumbent Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill’s campaign has been running political ads against Hawley for some time now, as the former […]

Hawley enters 2018 U.S. Senate race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s official: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley will be seeking a U.S. Senate seat in 2018. In a video released Tuesday morning, the Republican announced his intent to seek the GOP nomination in the 2018 August primary, finally putting to bed the question that people have […]

Schmitt will not run for U.S. Senate in 2018, paves way for Hawley to run

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt will not be seeking the Republican nomination to run against U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill in 2018. Former Senator Jim Talent applauded Schmitt’s decision, saying it a was the act of a true statesman. “I’ve thought for a long time that Eric […]

Hartzler seeking re-election, will not run against McCaskill in 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just two weeks after Republican Rep. Ann Wagner announced that she would not enter the race for the U.S. Senate in 2018, another fellow representative has pulled her name from the running: Rep. Vicky Hartzler. In an announcement posted on Facebook Monday morning, the Republican said […]

Curtman launches exploratory committee into 2018 U.S. Senate race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republican state representative Paul Curtman has been eyeing the 2018 race for U.S. Senate in Missouri, and has now launched an exploratory committee. Curtman, a longtime constitutional conservative from Pacific, announced the move on Thursday morning, saying that he is beginning the exploration for the federal […]

Major GOP donor pushes others towards Hawley for Senate run

ST. LOUIS – Another major voice of the Missouri Republican Party will support Attorney General Josh Hawley for a U.S. Senate run against incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill in 2018. Multiple media outlets reported Thursday that Sam Fox, the noted St. Louis businessman, philanthropist and political donor, has joined with other […]

Wagner sets high mark in fundraising, pre-empting possible Senate run

WASHINGTON – Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner had her largest fundraising quarter in history during the first quarter of 2017, raking in just over $800,000 in the first three months of the year. That figure almost doubles the single largest quarter she previously had in terms of fundraising when she received […]

Hawley asked by prominent Republicans to run for Senate in 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several prominent Republicans signed an open letter urging newly-elected Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to run for U.S. Senate in 2018. Former Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, former U.S. Senator from Missouri Jack Danforth, former State Sen. Jane Cunningham, and Republican megadonor David Humphreys were among the […]