Missouri GOP attorney general candidates contrast experience

4 years 4 months 1 week ago Saturday, February 27 2016 Feb 27, 2016 Saturday, February 27, 2016 11:07:00 PM CST February 27, 2016 in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's Republican attorney general candidates are outlining their differences, with one boasting about experience in public office and the other touting himself as a political outsider.

University of Missouri School of Law associate professor Josh Hawley and state Sen. Kurt Schaefer traded barbs publicly for the first time on Saturday.

They spoke during a question-and-answer forum at the annual state GOP conference in St. Louis.

Both are Columbia Republicans and said they would defend against federal overreach. The contrast is over their resumes.

Hawley boasted about working on U.S. Supreme Court cases and touted himself as a first-time candidate. Schaefer cited prosecuting criminal cases and his work as a state senator since his election in 2008.

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