Missouri legislative leader joins crowded U.S. Senate race

Missouri legislative leader joins crowded U.S. Senate race

In a jab at his potential GOP rivals, David Schatz said Tuesday that ‘too many politicians are fakes and frauds’ Senate President Pro-Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan (photo courtesy of Missouri Senate Communications). One of the top Republican lawmakers in the Missouri General Assembly filed paperwork Monday declaring his intention to run for the U.S. Senate . Senate President Pro Tem David Schatz, a Franklin County Republican, told The Independent in April that he was considering running to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt. At the time, he said he was concerned about the possibility of former Gov. Eric Greitens being the GOP nominee in 2022. His move to file paperwork to enter the race was first reported by the Kansas City Star . In a statement released Tuesday morning, Schatz took a jab at his potential rivals for the GOP nomination, saying “too many politicians are fakes and frauds.” “We’ll never get our country out of this mess with fake politicians and their fake solutions,” he said. “We have to stop passing our problems onto the next election or the next generation.” Vice president of a family-owned company that installs underground communication lines, Schatz won his first election in 2010, taking a seat in the Missouri House. He won election to the state Senate in 2014. Because of term limits, he is barred from seeking another term in the state Senate next year. In addition to Greitens, the GOP primary field includes Attorney General Eric Schmitt, lawyer Mark McCloskey […]

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