The Club for Growth PAC announced on Tuesday its endorsement of Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley in his bid to unseat liberal Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill.
“Club for Growth PAC is absolutely thrilled to announce our support for Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley in his bid to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill,” stated Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh. “Josh is an ideal candidate who possesses conservative credentials and a commitment to pro-market economic principles few can match.”
The Club for Growth PAC announcement highlighted Hawley’s record as a clerk at the Supreme Court and Attorney General. “Josh has demonstrated a keen knowledge of federal policy and is devoted to defending the Constitution against government overreach,” said McIntosh.
McIntosh contrasted McCaskill and Hawley, stating that Hawley would be for Missourians, a dependable and “strong voice for fiscal sanity.”
“Josh also isn’t afraid to tackle the cronyism that plagues Claire McCaskill and the rest of the Washington swamp,” said the Club for Growth PAC president.
The endorsement comes just one day after Hawley launched his campaign. In a video announcement, Hawley said, “The D.C. career crowd just keeps on doing the same old thing, And you know, the system works pretty well for them – they’re connected. But here in Missouri, we know too many people who can’t get a job.”
Just last month, Judge Roy Moore won an overwhelming victory over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s hand-picked candidate Luther Strange. The McConnell-linked Senate Leadership Fund dumped millions upon millions to support Strange. With just $1-2 million, Moore won the race by almost ten points.
Hawley’s campaign includes staff that previously served under former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindahl.
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