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Republicans Push to Block Trump-Linked Senate Candidate Eric Gleitens

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  • According to The Hill, top Republican donors are investing in attack ads against Republican Senator Eric Gritens.
  • Graytens has Trump’s endorsement and has the former president’s future daughter-in-law in his campaign.
  • The candidate resigned as Governor of Missouri in 2018 after being charged with blackmailing his mistress.

A major Republican contributor is investing in offensive ads targeting Trump-adjacent Missouri Senator Eric Glightens to secure the nomination for the less controversial Republican nominee.

The ad, which was sponsored by the anti-Graytens Super PAC, which has raised nearly $8 million since its inception last month, focused on Graytens’ history of domestic violence allegations and criminal charges related to his mistress threats. I’m here.

Donors to the PAC, dubbed Show Me Values, include Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, whom Trump called “RINO,” and Missouri’s most prolific Republican donor, Rex Sinkfield. increase.

Graytens was governor of Missouri before becoming a senator. He resigned as governor in 2018 after being charged with a felony charge of threatening to release nude photos of his mistress if he revealed his affair.

Mr. Trump, who has yet to endorse anyone in the race, has praised Mr. Greitens as “smart” and “tough.” Tying the candidate to the former president is Kimberly Guilfoyle, his National Co-Chair of the Senate race and Trump’s future daughter-in-law.

The impact of Trump’s endorsement in this year’s Republican primary is questioned by some political analysts after the losses of Georgia’s David Perdue, Nebraska’s Charles Herbster and Idaho’s Janice McGeechin Other pro-Trump candidates, including Mehmet Oz and Herschel Walker, have gone on to win their respective primaries.

Up against the Greytens in the August 2 Republican primary are Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmidt and Congressman Vicki Hertzler.

Despite having a 6-point lead over Schmidt in last month’s pre-advertising polls, his lead has dropped, and he is 17 points behind the attorney general as of this week. Hill said Gretens’ decline in poll numbers was partly due to claims she would become his ex-wife earlier this spring after testifying under oath that she physically assaulted her and their 3-year-old son. reported that it was caused by

For his part, Greitens Deny We call the allegations “lies.” His campaign did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.

“This is what I hear from many people who have seen over and over again how President Trump has been falsely attacked. They have seen how I have been falsely attacked.” Hill told reporters in Kansas City.Monday. “Many of these grassroots patriots are standing up and they are more determined to fight for me.”