Missourians are looking far and wide for a candidate to bump Claire McCaskill out of her senate seat and so far, they are looking at Josh Hawley as the heir apparent.
Newly elected to the office of Attorney General, Hawley promised not to climb the political ladder by office hopping, but less than a year after he took the helm, he was being wooed to run against Claire. Steve Bannon is now eyeing him as part of his war on the establishment.
Because Hawley was recruited heavily by the GOP to run against McCaskill, many are skeptical about his conservative credentials.
But he won’t back McConnell as majority leader.
Breitbart has the story:
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, who was labeled Mitch McConnell’s “No. One recruit of the  cycle” refuses to endorse McConnell for Majority Leader.
Former White House chief strategist and Breitbart News chief executive Steve Bannon reportedly remains very interested in recruiting Hawley in his war against the establishment, which includes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). McConnell reportedly first urged Hawley to run for the 2018 midterms.
Josh Holmes, McConnell’s former chief of staff, said that Hawley was one of the establishment Republicans’ first choices for the 2018 midterm election.
“He was our No. 1 recruit of the cycle,” Holmes charged. “We worked our tail off to recruit Josh Hawley.”
Now, McConnell’s top recruit, Josh Hawley, will not commit to voting for Mitch McConnell if elected to the Senate in 2018. Hawley’s spokesman, Scott Paradise, responded in an email questioning whether Hawley would back the McConnell.
“The Senate is broken and failing the people of Missouri,” Paradise wrote.
“Josh is running because he is not willing to tolerate the failure of the D.C. establishment any longer,” Paradise added. “He won’t tolerate Claire McCaskill’s failure. And he won’t tolerate Republican failure, either.”
We would all like to know if Hawley is a true conservative, dedicated to the cause of draining the swamp.