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Fri Mar 26, 2021, 11:09 PM

Missouri AG Eric Schmitt launches U.S. Senate bid, sets up primary fight with Greitens

WASHINGTON -- For the second time in three days, a Missouri Republican went on Fox News to launch a bid for U.S. Senate.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt formally declared his widely anticipated candidacy Wednesday on Fox & Friends, known as the favorite morning show of former President Donald Trump.

It sets up a GOP primary match-up between Schmitt, the stateís top law enforcement official, and former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who resigned from office three years ago in the face of multiple scandals. They are seeking to replace the retiring Republican Sen. Roy Blunt.

Itís no accident that both men chose the conservative news channel as the platform to announce their candidacies. Trump is an avid cable news watcher whose endorsement could determine the GOP nominee in the Republican-leaning state.

Read more: https://www.mcclatchydc.com/article250166105.html

Let the Republicans tear each other apart so a Democrat can sneak in for the win.

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