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| Bob Salera

Hawley and President Trump kick off bid to fire McCaskill

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley launched his Senate bid with a tour of the Show Me State and it’s getting great coverage in Missouri and nationally. Hawley followed his tour with a visit from President Trump, who helped kick off Hawley’s candidacy by campaigning for him in St. Louis.

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