Midterm Memo: Only a Trump endorsement can save Eric Greitens as Missouri Senate bid falters

Midterm Memo: Only a Trump endorsement can save Eric Greitens as Missouri Senate bid falters


“Toast” is how one relieved Republican operative described Eric Greitens’s prospects in the Missouri GOP Senate primary, now just days away.

I spent Wednesday on the phone with Republican strategists in the Show Me State to get a sense of how reliable they find recent public opinion polls placing the disgraced former governor in third place, trailing Rep. Vicky Hartzler and state Attorney General Eric Schmitt. And the sense among this group, all of whom are supporting anyone but Greitens, is that the surveys publicized ahead of Tuesday’s closely watched primary are very reliable. Of course, there is one crucial caveat they all concede could revive Greitens’s political fortunes: an eleventh-hour endorsement by former President Donald Trump.

“Whenever there’s

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