Latest Eric Greitens News

Senate hopeful flexes power of AG's office through lawsuits

Sep. 16, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican attorney general, Eric Schmitt, sued China over the coronavirus. He signed on to a failed lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Now, as he positions himself for a Senate run, he’s turning his attention...

Mississippi governor chooses ex-adviser as chief of staff

Sep. 02, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday that he's appointing a former aide as his new chief of staff. Parker Briden was one of the spokesmen for Reeves during the 2019 gubernatorial campaign. He became the governor's deputy chief of staff for...

Missouri political hopefuls schmooze at State Fair event

Aug. 19, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri political hopefuls, including a long list of candidates vying for a U.S. Senate seat, gathered Thursday at the State Fair to bolster support. The annual Governor's Ham Breakfast is a political rite of passage in Missouri and a rare event...

US Rep. Billy Long of Missouri announces 2022 Senate bid

Aug. 04, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

U.S. Rep. Billy Long, a conservative from southwestern Missouri, is entering the crowded race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Missouri. Long, 65, announced his Senate bid Tuesday night on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News. He joins a long list of GOP...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 03, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. July 31, 2021. Editorial: Greitens wants Trump’s endorsement. That it’s even a possibility speaks volumes. In an encouraging sign of sanity among Missouri Republican campaign donors, scandal-plagued former Gov. Eric...

Wagner announces reelection bid in Missouri's 2nd District

Aug. 03, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner will seek a sixth term representing suburban St. Louis in Congress. Wagner, 58, announced her reelection bid on Tuesday in Missouri's 2nd District, which covers mostly middle class and affluent parts of the St. Louis...

Jay Nixon says he won't run for Senate in 2022

Jul. 29, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will not run for the U.S. Senate in 2022, dashing hopes of some Democrats who thought Nixon had the best chance to beat a Republican in the increasingly conservative state. Nixon, an attorney, said in a statement that he...

Schmitt No. 1 fundraiser for Missouri Senate seat

Jul. 19, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Campaign finance records show Missouri’s disgraced former governor, Eric Greitens, has raised roughly $350,000 for his run for U.S. Senate. That means Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt raised the most out of any Missouri Senate...

Fundraising for crowded Missouri US Senate race begins

Jul. 16, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri candidates for U.S. Senate have started racking in money to fuel what likely will be an expensive race for retiring Sen. Roy Blunt’s seat. Missouri’s Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a top contender, said he raised about $1.3...

Top Republicans campaign for Greitens' Missouri Senate bid

Jul. 11, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

ROBERTSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Several high-profile conservatives joined former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens at a rally for his U.S. Senate campaign. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former New York City Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik joined Greitens at...