KSMU's 2018 Election Coverage

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Claire Kidwell / KSMU

A line of rally-goers formed outside JQH Arena at Missouri State University as early as 7:00 Friday morning in preparation for the rally featuring President Donald Trump.  The president is scheduled to be in Springfield for a 6:30 campaign event for US Senate candidate, Josh Hawley.

Many were there to just see the president. Some said their opinion of Trump has only grown stronger after his first 18 months in office. One of those supporters was Korean War Veteran John White.

Hanna Sumpter / KSMU

At an energetic rally Friday night in Springfield, President Donald Trump called Attorney General Josh Hawley the next United States senator from Missouri.

Trump supporters, like Patti Knight, shared the enthusiasm for Hawley, who’s running against the incumbent, Claire McCaskill, a Democrat.

“I’m excited that he’s got a wonderful, wonderful law background. So he knows the rules and he can help enforce the rules because I think that’s what we are going to need a lot,” Knight said.