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Editorial Roundup: United States

Aug. 10, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 8 The Wall Street Journal on Trump's Senate nominees: Donald Trump now has the Senate nominees he wanted to win Republican primaries. We’ll soon learn if they can win in November, or...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 09, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 3, 2022. Editorial: Missouri Republicans to Eric Greitens: Go away. Again. And stay away forever Eric Greitens thought Missouri GOP voters had short memories. He imagined they would welcome him when he came roaring back with...

With Greitens out, independent is new challenge for Schmitt

Aug. 03, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

Associated Press (AP) — Republican leaders got their wish with the defeat of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in the U.S. Senate primary. Now, they face another complication: A well-funded, right-leaning political newcomer who could splinter some of the Republican and independent vote in...

Takeaways: Abortion backlash in Kansas, Greitens' collapse

Aug. 03, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of the biggest days of this year's primary campaign season, voters rejected a measure that would have made it easier to restrict abortion rights in red-state Kansas and repudiated a scandal-tarred former governor seeking a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri. ...

Missouri AG Schmitt beats Greitens in GOP Senate primary

Aug. 03, 2022 00:53 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday with surprising ease, ending months of worry among GOP leaders that scandal-scarred former Gov. Eric Greitens might win the primary and jeopardize what should be a reliably red seat...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 03, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. July 28, 2022. Editorial: Blunt, Hawley, Marshall betray sick veterans because they’re mad at tax, climate bill Three of the region’s four U.S. senators decided Wednesday to hold sick veterans hostage to their own anger. It’s appalling and...

What to watch in primaries in Arizona, Michigan, elsewhere

Aug. 01, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

In Missouri, scandal-ridden former Gov. Eric Greitens is attempting a political comeback. In Michigan, a crowded field of Republican gubernatorial candidates includes a man charged in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack. In Arizona, a prominent figure in the QAnon conspiracy movement is running for the...

Missouri GOP contenders distance themselves from McConnell

Jul. 29, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

PEVELY, Mo. (AP) — As the U.S. Senate primary campaign nears its end in Missouri, all three leading Republican candidates are making it clear that if elected, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell won't have their support. Twenty-one Republicans are on the ballot Tuesday, with...

Bullish Dems split on best choice for Missouri Senate upset

Jul. 27, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Democrats are feeling bullish about their chances for an upset in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race if scandal-tarred former Gov. Eric Greitens becomes the Republican nominee. But they’re divided on which of their two top candidates is the best bet for a victory in November. ...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jul. 26, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. July 22, 2022. Editorial: Fist pumper to fleeing coward: Jan. 6 video shows Missouri who Josh Hawley really is Josh Hawley is a laughingstock. During Thursday night’s televised hearings of the House committee investigating the Jan....