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Eric Schmitt wins republican nomination for Missouri U.S. Senate seat

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Posted at 9:01 PM, Aug 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-03 09:52:10-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Voters selected Eric Schmitt as the republican nomination for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, according to NBC News.

Schmitt currently serves as Missouri Attorney General.

He won the nomination after defeating a crowded field including former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler.

"I've always been a fighter and as your attorney general, I have fought in court to protect our liberties from ridiculous mask mandates, illegal vaccine mandates and President Biden's all out assault on our liberties. And as your senator, I will take a blowtorch to his socialist agenda," Schmitt said at a victory party Tuesday in St. Louis, referencing television ads in which he holds a blowtorch and repeats a similar line.

Schmitt, who’s served as AG since 2018, first announced his bid last March.

His announcement came just weeks after Roy Blunt announced he wouldn’t seek reelection.

Schmitt's political experience includes his time as a state representative in the 15th district.

He also previously served as the state treasurer.

Current Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appointed Schmitt.