In a crowded GOP primary field in the 2022 race to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says his efforts in taking on what he calls the “really radical” agenda of President Biden’s administration is making his campaign stand out.
Schmitt, who’s won two statewide elections in Missouri – for treasurer and then attorney general – has made headlines this year filing lawsuits against the Biden administration.
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“I think people also appreciate the work we’re doing in the AG’s office, aggressively pushing back against the Biden administration. People have noticed that,” Schmitt said in an interview with Fox News on Saturday, in between meetings as he made the rounds at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas.
“There’s no AG in the country, I don’t think, that’s working as hard to pushback against this really radical agenda,” Schmitt touted. “I think people are recognizing that.”
Schmitt’s part of a packed roster of contenders for the GOP nomination that includes former Gov. Eric Greitens – who left office in 2018 amid multiple controversies – Rep.Vicky Hartzler in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District, in the predominantly rural west-central part of the state, and Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis attorney who along with his wife grabbed national headlines during the summer of 2020 for holding guns outside their home to warn off Black Lives Matter protesters.
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And the Republican primary field may grow in the coming months,
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