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Down to the wire for Missouri's GOP primary

There are 21 Republicans seeking to succeed Missouri's Sen. Roy Blunt, but much of the focus in the Republican primary is revolving around former Gov. Eric Greitens. Plus, Kansas will be the first state in the country to vote on whether to protect abortion rights after Roe v. Wade, but the stakes are also high for people living in neighboring Missouri.

Much of the run-up to Missouri's Aug. 2 primary revolves around whether former Gov. Eric Greitens can overcome the scandals that follow him around — from extramarital affairs to allegations of abuse — or whether his opponents can appeal enough to an increasingly Republican state. St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum reports.

With Kansas residents set to vote in less than two weeks on the right to an abortion, Missourians on the other side of the state line are working to defeat the constitutional amendment. KCUR’s Celisa Calacal reports that if it passes, Missouri residents will lose one of their few options for abortion access in the region.

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