Missouri is expected to have another U.S. Senate candidate today.
West-central Missouri Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is holding a “special campaign announcement” Thursday in Lee’s Summit near Kansas City. Hartzler has been considering whether to jump into the race for U.S. Senate. Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt is not running for re-election next year.
Republicans who have already announced a bid for the seat include Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, former Governor Eric Greitens, and St. Louis attorney Mark McCloskey. Democrats include former Affton State Senator Scott Sifton and former Marine Lucas Kunce (koonz) of Jefferson City.