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Missouri voters now have Democrat, Republican and independent choices for Senate

John Wood, committee investigative staff counsel, at the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol hearing at the Capitol in Washington, June 16, 2022. An effort is underway in Missouri to get Wood to run as an independent for U.S. Senate.
Susan Walsh
John Wood was committee investigative staff counsel at the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol until he quit to declare his candidacy to become the next U.S. Senator from Missouri.

As Republican hopefuls take on each other and Democratic candidates watch them battle, a former federal prosecutor enters the fray as an independent.

If Missourians thought there were enough contestants in the battle to succeed Roy Blunt in the U.S. Senate, now they have one more candidate to consider.

Political journalists look at how Republican Eric Greitens has managed to stay a frontrunner for his party's nomination, whether independent John Wood could play the role of spoiler to Greitens' hopes of winning the general election and how the race among the Democrats is shaping up.

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