What They Are Saying: Hawley Launches Campaign To Unseat McCaskill

By MRA staff|March 14th, 10:52am
What They Are Saying: Hawley Launches Campaign To Unseat McCaskill

Yesterday, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley began his campaign to unseat incumbent Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill with events in Raytown, Springfield, and St. Louis. Fox News’ Special Report With Bret Bair highlighted the launch:

Hawley’s campaign kickoff tour drew a great deal of attention, being recognized by local and national media outlets:

Peter Doocey, Fox News:

“Josh Hawley is a top-tier Republican recruit.”

“Democrats seem to know they’ve got a formidable opponent in Hawley”

Kimberly Railey, National Journal:

“This time McCaskill is unlikely to avoid Hawley, a consensus candidate among the GOP’s establishment and conservative wings.

“Missouri donors and Republicans, including former Sen. John Danforth, touted [Hawley’s] political skill.”

Daniel Barnett, The Associated Press:

“McCaskill, who Hawley lambasted as a career politician beholden to the liberal elite, Wall Street and Hollywood, is seen as one of the most vulnerable incumbents as a Democrat in a state won by Trump by nearly 20 percentage points in 2016.”

Bryan Lowry, The Kansas City Star:

“Attorney General Josh Hawley railed against political elites in Raytown on Tuesday”

Chuck Raasch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

“[Hawley] will try to focus on cuts in regulations and taxes, and on Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme Court appointment”

Harrison Keegan, Springfield News-Leader:

“Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley vowed to take on Washington elites and fight for Midwestern values as he launched his U.S. Senate campaign during a rally Tuesday in Springfield.”

Sara Forhetz, KY 3 News:

“Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley stopped in Springfield Tuesday to kick off his campaign for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Missouri. Many national Republicans are closely watching this Missouri race because this seat is crucial in the battle to retain the Senate majority.”

Erica Hunzinger, KCUR:

“Missouri Attorney General Hawley Puts Senate Candidacy At The Fore With Statewide Tour”

Michael Mahoney, KMBC:

“Josh Hawley ramps up US Senate campaign in Raytown event”

Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

“Pretty much a full house at this point for the @HawleyMO STL County event”