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The Missouri Senate race: GOP primary rival smoke about Trump support for Josh Hawley

Underdog Republican Senate candidate Austin Petersen (left) warned President Trump on Tuesday against the all in Josh Hawley (right) go for the primary rivals in Missouri

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Underdog Republican Senate candidate Austin Petersen warned President Trump on Tuesday against go all-in for the primary rival Josh Hawley in the Missouri, as the President is ready to stump and Fund-raise for the front-running candidates.

Trump visited to speak in Kansas City on Tuesday, the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention, and attended a private fundraiser later for Hawley, from the Prosecutor-General.

While the VFW speech, Trump explains, “We have to bad Josh.”

Hawley is the favorite in the race for the nomination on Aug. 7 and go up against incumbent Democratic sen. Claire McCaskill, in one of the most accurate race of the midterm season is observed.

But Petersen, a longtime libertarian, he was a pawn in the Trump appearance, said in a statement, “The last time POTUS played in the Senate race in a red state, Alabama elected Democrat.”

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This was a reference to trump support for Luther Strange in Alabama, now represented by democratic Sen. Doug Jones. But Trump has been secured and any other GOP primary winner this year. With Trump’s endorsement Hawley last month and stumping for him on Tuesday, Petersen stands in front of an even steeper climb in his bid for the nomination.

In an E-Mail to Fox News, Petersen curious as to the affair of ex-Gov. Eric Greitens, in what Hawley is not appropriate for the Governor to defend in the midst of sexual misconduct and other allegations that led to his resignation.

“Hawley threw our duly to the Governor chosen under the bus in front of the process due could be granted. If Hawley is the next senator of Missouri, Mr President, I have just a bit of advice… watch your back,” he said.

Fox News’ Power Rankings list Missouri Senate race as a toss-up in November.

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