McCaskill, Hawley easily win, and Missouri primaries set up key Senate showdown

Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, and Missouri attorney General Josh Hawley will face off in November.

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Missouri Democratic sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley were projected to defeat you easily, your primary opponent Tuesday night, setting up a key race in the battle for control of the U.S. Senate in November of this year.

McCaskill, seeking a third term, received 82 percent of the vote against six other little-known Democrats. Hawley received 58 percent of the vote against 10 other Republicans, including one-time Libertarian party presidential candidate, Austin Petersen.

According to McCaskill in the primary, you will be challenged promptly won the Hawley-to-four town-hall-style debate.

“It is,” McCaskill tweeted on Tuesday in a plea for donations.

It is. Let us show how we are ready. Please give $10, we can defeat Josh Hawley. The Dark Dirty money is pouring in. How about some clean ??? Thank you!!! #Team Claire

— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) 8. August 2018

The Republicans of Missouri have placed high on their list of potential Senate pickups in what is a challenging expected between the test environment. President Trump won the state by 19 percentage points in the 2016 elections and the Republicans control of every statewide office except for the auditor’s office and a two-thirds majority control of the state house of representatives and the Senate.

Hawley is throwing his support behind Trump, has heaped praise on the candidates, and attended several fundraisers for him. On Monday, he tweeted that Trump “, she asked me to take back this Senate seat for Missourians,” Hawley promised that he would do it.

McCaskill often the city halls, they would be held cited-more than 50 since 2017 — in the rural areas of the state, where support for the President is strong. They advertise on the problems, the play could cost, both Republicans and Democrats, including health care and high medicine. She has worked with the President on trade and some other issues, but they also highlight areas of agreement with the administration and other Republicans.

To paint Hawley has McCaskill tried, as a liberal, cross-driver — citing their voice against Supreme Court Justice Neil from gorsuch as an example-as well as an out-of-touch elitist. Ads by his campaign and outside groups you suggested for flying in a private plane at some stops in mobile on a recent tour of the state in your living.

Democratic criticism of Hawley accession to a legal dispute, such as attorney General against ObamaCare centered on him. He has drawn criticism for a campaign against climbing the political ladders, then enter the race to the Senate shortly after taking office as Minister of justice.

He is also against pushback over allegations of corruption in connection to a top donor for his attorney General campaign. The democratic Senate majority PAC has several ads accusing him of refusing to investigate, although the General Prosecutor’s office is not the first jurisdiction in such cases.

Democrats have also tried to bind Hawley to the state Republican former Gov. Eric Greitens, of the considered resigned in the midst of political and personal scandal, the legislature to impeach him. Although Hawley public Greitens required to step down, Democrats said, he took too long to act, and could not do enough to investigate.

In Michigan, another trump-voting state in which Republicans hope to pick up a Senate seat, John James was projected to defeat Sandy Pensler face and three-term democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow in November.

James, an Iraq war veteran, is the Trump as “a potential Republican star” this week is the first black Republican in more than 30 years to run for a major statewide office in Michigan.

Pensler, a Ivy-Leauge educated buyout specialist, entered the race with a financial advantage, and gave his campaign $5 million. But James from the ground quickly, raising $3.9 million as of the end of June, while at the same time, support of right to life, the Michigan chamber of Commerce and the Senate Conservatives Fund.

Entering July had James $ 1.3 million cash on hand compared to Pensler $2.3 million. Stabenow, who had no primary Challenger, had $9.6 million in the bank.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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