Supporters urge Missouri AG Hawley to run for US Senate
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Several high-profile Republicans are encouraging Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to run for the U.S. Senate next year.
The supporters released a public letter Monday as a means of building support for him to take on Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Some of the signers include former Sen. John Danforth, former Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and prominent Republican donor David Humphreys.
Hawley has been in office just three months. He is a former faculty member at the University of Missouri law school who highlighted his work as a constitutional lawyer.
U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner is among other Republicans considering a Senate campaign.
Danforth was involved in a similar public letter campaign urging former State Auditor Tom Schweich to run for a 2012 Senate seat and the 2016 governor's race.