Eric Schmitt Beats Former Governor in Missouri Republican Senate Primary

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State’s attorney general ran as a MAGA diehard while promising to “blowtorch” Biden’s “socialist agenda”

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State Attorney General Eric Schmitt won Missouri’s Republican primary for Senate, besting a roster of rivals that included embattled former Gov. Eric Greitens and Rep. Vicky Hartzler

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Instead, the former president on Monday simply endorsed “ERIC,” ensuring he could take credit regardless of whether Schmitt or Greitens prevailed.

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Schmitt won the race by netting nearly 50% of the votes by the time the Associated Press called the race shortly after 9 p.m. local time with 75% of votes tallied.

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Schmitt, who has served as Missouri’s attorney general since 2019, ran as a MAGA diehard while promising to “blowtorch” Biden’s “socialist agenda.”

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He’s already proven he’s willing to take action. Schmitt filed lawsuits against Missouri schools for implementing measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, and even one against China.

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He has taken legal action in an effort to get the Affordable Care Act dismantled.

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He has taken legal action to prevent the Biden administration from canceling Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy.

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He has threatened to sue the city of Kansas City if it gives financial help to city employees seeking out-of-state abortions.

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Schmitt also, of course, has pushed the Big Lie that the 2020 election was rigged against Trump.

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The former Missouri governor resigned in 2018 after being accused of beating, blackmailing, sexually assaulting, and holding a woman he was having an affair with against her will.

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Greitens denied the allegations, but a Missouri House special committee found that the woman was “an overall credible witness.”

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Greitens’ wife divorced him following the allegations, and has since accused her ex-husband of a rash of “unstable and coercive behavior,” including beating their son.