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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Run For U.S. Senate

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Missouri's attorney general, Eric Schmitt, announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Fox News Wednesday morning. He joins former Missouri governor, Eric Greitens, in the race for the seat currently held by Republican Roy Blunt.

Democrats who have announced they are running for the seat include Lucas Kunce, Scott Sifton and Tim Shepard.

Schmitt said on Fox News Wednesday he's running to ensure the seat will go to a Republican.

He said he's spent his time as Missouri attorney general "defending President Trump and the America First agenda." And he called President Joe Biden's moves to undo some of Trump's actions while in office, "a betrayal of the American worker."

Schmitt posted this message on Facebook Wednesday:

"This morning, I announced my candidacy for United States Senate.

With the radical left controlling all levers of power in Washington, we can already feel our values, our culture and our country slipping away. Now, more than ever, Missourians need a conservative leader willing and able to take on the left, protect our values and be a voice for all Missourians.

We also need a leader who can hold this Senate seat in firm Republican hands without giving Democrats any chance to take this seat back.

Missourians know from my public service that they can count on me to stand up to the Biden administration, fight to preserve President Trump’s America First agenda and keep this seat in safe pro-Trump Republican hands.

We need more fighters in Washington willing to stop the radical cancel culture agenda being advanced by the left that is destroying lives and suppressing speech.

I am fighting every day to protect and defend our constitution in my service to Missourians as their Attorney General.

In the U.S. Senate, I will continue to fight on behalf of all Missourians and to preserve the conservative policies championed by President Trump that built the strongest economy in American history."