Latest Eric Greitens News

Ousters, upsets halfway through 2022 primary election season

Jul. 04, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season, voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump. While not on the...

Lawyer who left Jan. 6 panel seeking Missouri US Senate seat

Jun. 29, 2022 08:07 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An attorney who held key roles in the George W. Bush administration and who left his post last week as a senior investigator for the U.S. House committee probing the Jan. 6 insurrection said Wednesday he is running for a Missouri U.S. Senate seat as an independent. ...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 28, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 24, 2022. Editorial: After abortion ban, do you think Missouri and Kansas right-wingers will stop there? The U.S. Supreme Court — untethered to facts, precedent, the law or the Constitution — has declared all American women second-class...

GOP unity? Some aim for reconciliation after tough primaries

Jun. 24, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two days after losing a bitter primary to a rival she once deemed a “sellout” for occasionally working with Democrats, Katie Arrington appeared at a “unity rally” to urge South Carolina Republicans to come together and back Rep. Nancy Mace in the fall general...

Greitens RINO video spurred threats to family, lawyer says

Jun. 23, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The family of Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens has been subjected to “serious threats” in the days since he released a violent campaign video in which he declares he's “hunting” RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only, the lawyer for his ex-wife said in court...

Lawyer leaving 1/6 panel amid talk of Missouri Senate run

Jun. 22, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

An attorney working as a senior investigator for the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection will leave the post amid calls urging him to run for a Missouri U.S. Senate seat as an independent. John F. Wood's resignation is effective Friday. The resignation was...

Scott: Texas GOP platform not 'inclusive' on homosexuality

Jun. 22, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Rick Scott, chair of the GOP’s Senate elections committee, on Wednesday criticized the Texas Republican Party’s new platform for not being “inclusive” when it described homosexuality as “an abnormal lifestyle choice.” Scott spoke to...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 22, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 20, 2022. Editorial: Hunting humans: Ludicrous Eric Greitens hits a new low targeting fellow Republicans Missourians have long been accustomed to boorish behavior from Eric Greitens, the disgraced former governor credibly accused of tying up and...

EXPLAINER: How platforms dealt with 'RINO hunting' video

Jun. 21, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

Washington (AP) — When a GOP Missouri U.S. Senate candidate released a video Monday in which he cocked a gun after calling for a hunt of fellow Republicans who he believes are “RINOs,” or Republicans in Name Only, Facebook scraped it off its platform within a few hours. But...

1/6 panel lawyer urged to run for Missouri US Senate seat

Jun. 21, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

Republican former U.S. Sen. John Danforth and others are urging a former federal prosecutor who is an attorney for the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection to make an independent run for Missouri's open Senate seat. A committee on Monday launched a website...