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Reports: St Louis attorney Mark McCloskey to run for U.S. Senate

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Posted at 5:31 PM, May 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-18 18:31:26-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several media reports Tuesday indicated that St. Louis-area attorney Mark McCloskey plans to seek the Republican nomination for the open U.S. Senate seat in Missouri.

St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK-TV reported that McCloskey, who gained national attention when he and his wife brandished firearms as protesters marched outside their home last summer, initially posted a YouTube video Tuesday afternoon announcing his candidacy.

While that video has since been deleted, McCloskey took to Twitter to encourage supporters to tune in Tuesday night to the Tucker Carlson show on Fox News Channel.

McCloskey said the announcement would be “huge.”

The seat is up for grabs as long-time incumbent Sen. Roy Blunt announced his retirement earlier this year.

Several other politicians have announced plans to replace Blunt, including former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt.