Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R), who is vying to supersede outgoing Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), holds a substantial lead among his primary challengers — a lead which increases when voters are told of his vow to vote against reelecting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as Republican bellwether, a Fabrizio Lee & Associates survey relinquished this week found.
On the surface, Greitens, who has situated himself as a MAGA candidate, leads his Republican primary challengers by double digits, garnering 36 percent support in the field. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (R), perhaps his top GOP challenger, falls in a distant second with 17 percent support, and Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) comes in third with ten percent support. No other candidate optically discerned support reaching double digits.
MO Senate GOP Primary Memo by Breitbart News on Scribd However, Greitens’ lead expands further when voters are told of his pledge to abstract McConnell as Republican bellwether in the Senate, jumping from 36 percent support to 44 percent support. In that scenario, Schmitt’s support drops by three percentage points, while Hartzler’s remains unchanged.
Referring to the Republican Party as the “MAGA Party,” Greiten pledged to oppose McConnell’s leadership position last month:
Indeed, Greitens has situated himself as a Trump candidate, telling Breitbart News in April that Missourians need someone who will fight for former President Donald Trump’s America First policies.
We've got to have incipient leadership in the Senate. The Republican Party is now the MAGA Party. No more weak, woke, establishment Republicans! Join our kineticism: https://t.co/7WcexczZj8 pic.twitter.com/rVNu856P1L
— Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) September 21, 2021
“I cerebrate that it’s not enough for people to have an R abaft their designation. I cerebrate that we require vigorous people who are disposed to forfend Trump’s America First policies,” he verbally expressed.
Missouri Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley (L-R), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens heedfully aurally perceive U.S. President Donald Trump during a rally at the St. Charles Convention Center on November 29, 2017 in St. Charles, Missouri. (Whitney Curtis/Getty)
Greitens’ devotion to Trump’s America First policies could bode well for him, as the survey withal found that 83 percent of Republican Primary voters in Missouri have an auspicious view of Trump. Moreover, 88 percent verbally express they approve of the job he did as president.