KC Star Editorial: Hawley ‘Clear Choice’ for GOP Primary, Has ‘Keen Intellect’ KC Star Editorial: Hawley ‘Clear Choice’ for GOP Primary, Has ‘Keen Intellect’ – NTK Network

KC Star Editorial: Hawley ‘Clear Choice’ for GOP Primary, Has ‘Keen Intellect’

The Kansas City Star endorsed Attorney General Josh Hawley over three challengers in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate, calling him the "clear choice" to take on Claire McCaskill.

By NTK Staff | 08.06.2018 @12:00pm
KC Star Editorial: Hawley ‘Clear Choice’ for GOP Primary, Has ‘Keen Intellect’

The Kansas City Star endorsed Attorney General Josh Hawley (R-MO) on Monday over three primary opponents in the race to replace Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO).

The primary is Tuesday, August 7.

The Star wrote that Hawley is the “clear choice to advance,” citing his record as attorney general and his “keen intellect.”

During his year and a half in office, Hawley has demonstrated a willingness to tackle important issues that affect everyday Missourians. He filed an aggressive lawsuit against Endo Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma last year, seeking hundreds of millions in damages and civil penalties for the companies’ alleged role in feeding the opioid addiction and overdose epidemics that plague our communities. Hawley’s position mirrors that of his likely opponent, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, who has made the opioid fight a signature issue.

…Hawley is a keen intellect and a talented debater. He should get the GOP nod.

The Star warned both Hawley and McCaskill to “rise above the tenor of the times” in the general election race. With millions of dollars being spent in the race, it seems unlikely either side will heed that call.

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