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Seg. 1: Attorney General And Senatorial Candidate Josh Hawley. Seg. 2: U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

Luke X. Martin / KCUR 89.3
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With Greitens leaving office, Missouri's congressional candidates are moving forward in one of the nation's most watched Senate races.

Segment 1: Attorney General Josh Hawley on the resignation of Gov. Greitens and preparing for midterm elections.

As Gov. Eric Greitens gets set to resign this afternoon, Missouri's attorney general maintains he did everything within his jurisdiction to investigate the governor’s alleged indiscretions. In an interview recorded on Thursday, Josh Hawley defended his conduct in the Greitens saga, and explained why he thinks Sen. Claire McCaskill has lost touch with Missouri voters.

Segment 2, starting at 26:54: McCaskill on the big issues influencing her re-election bid for the U.S. Senate.

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill has a lot at stake in this year's midterm elections. Today, she discussed the fate of Eric Greitens, the value of higher education, and President Trump's tax and tariff policies. 

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