Eric…Schmitt wins Mo. GOP Senate primary, will face Busch Valentine in November


Eric Schmitt, top, will face Trudy Busch Valentine, bottom, in November's U.S, Senate contest in November. — Photos from Missouri Independent

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt defeated a former governor and two U.S. Representatives on his way to the Republican nomination for one of Missouri’s two U.S. Senate seats.

Missouri’s senior Senator, Republican Roy Blunt, is retiring at the end of his term.

Schmitt will face Trudy Busch Valentine, an heiress to the Anheuser-Busch brewing dynasty. Busch Valentine defeated Lucas Kunce in a close contest in the Democratic Primary.

Schmitt received a bit of strange publicity on the eve of the election when former President Donald Trump hedged his bet and announced he would be endorsing “ERIC”, with the oddity being one of the other challengers was Missouri’s disgraced former governor, Eric Greitens.

U.S Representative Sam Graves (R-MO) cruised to victory in his primary. Graves represents the northern half of rural Missouri in the House.

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