Outgoing Missouri Senator Roy Blunt supports Eric Schmitt as his successor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Outgoing U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri is supporting Republican candidate Eric Schmitt in the race for his seat.

Schmitt and Democratic nominee Trudy Busch Valentine both notched primary victories for their respective parties earlier this month. Independent candidate John Wood is also running for the United States Senate from Missouri. The winner of those three in the November 8 general election will serve as the second United States Senator from Missouri, alongside Josh Hawley.

bluntly tells Emily Manley of FOX 2 he recently met with Schmitt and intends to support his campaign. The announcement comes as Blunt and Hawley attended Thursday’s Missouri State Fair celebrations. A night after Schmitt’s primary win, Hawley told FOX 2, “I absolutely support him.”

Ahead of the August 2 primary, former US President Donald Trump announced on his social media account a support for “ERIC” in the Missouri US Senate, but did not specify whether that support was for Schmitt, Eric Greitens or another candidate was considered .

No further endorsements by other US Senators for Trudy Busch Valentine or John Wood have been announced since the Missouri primary.

https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/outgoing-missouri-sen-roy-blunt-endorses-eric-schmitt-to-replace-him/ Outgoing Missouri Senator Roy Blunt supports Eric Schmitt as his successor

Sarah Y. Kim

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