The Republican primary for the U.S. Senate in Missouri could end up including a crowded field of candidates. West-central Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is holding a “special campaign announcement” Thursday morning near Kansas City.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, former Governor Eric Greitens, and St. Louis attorney Mark McCloskey have already announced a bid for the seat. During an appearance on KWOS in Jefferson City, former Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder was asked if the more Republicans entering the race could help Greitens.
Former Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder says nominating former Governor Eric Greitens in the U.S. Senate GOP primary could backfire on Republicans. Kinder was asked if a crowded field of Republicans entering the race could help Greitens. Kinder says he is mindful of the need to nominate someone other than Greitens.
Democrats running for the seat include former Affton State Senator Scott Sifton and former Marine Lucas Kunce of Jefferson City.