Attorney General Eric Schmitt Wins GOP Primary for U.S. Senate in Missouri

Attorney General Eric Schmitt Wins GOP Primary for U.S. Senate in Missouri


Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has secured the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in the Show Me State. 

Schmitt won the race handily, beating out closest opponents Rep. Vicky Hartzler and former Gov. Eric Greitens (R-MO) by a solid margin. With 46 percent reporting, the attorney general took 45 percent of the vote, essentially doubling Hartzler in second place at 23.1 percent, according to the Associated Press election results compiled by the New York Times.  Greitens sat at third after garnering 19.4 percent of the vote. 

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has won the GOP primary for U.S. Senate in the state. It’s a relief for Mitch McConnell and other establishment Republicans, who feared ex-Gov. Eric Greitens would win and potentially cost

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