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May 16, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Springfield News-Leader: Lawsuit over Gov. Eric Greitens’ secret texting gets answers Hawley investigators didn’t

Following a Politico report on Republicans' widespread frustration with Josh Hawley's Senate campaign, the Springfield News-Leader has outlined how Hawley has also been failing to do his job as Attorney General. Months after Hawley cleared Governor Greitens in his use of text message-deleting app Confide, a lawsuit against the Governor has yielded more answers than Hawley's investigation "in large part because the lawyer working the case didn't shy away from asking questions." 

May 16, 2018 / Press Release

ON THIS DAY: Hawley Scolds Past Missouri Attorneys General for Using the Office for Political Gain

During his 2016 campaign for Attorney General, Josh Hawley railed against previous Missouri Attorneys General, saying, “There needs to be a shift in priorities at the Attorney General's office... we've had Attorneys General who have used the office for their own political advancement.” But just 16 months after taking office, Hawley has embodied the very behavior he campaigned against.

May 16, 2018 / Press Release

​ICYMI: Josh Hawley Called Out for “Lackadaisical” Campaign

"GOP golden boy" Josh Hawley was trending on Twitter in Washington D.C. yesterday -- but not for the reason one might expect. After speaking to more than two dozen Republican campaign operatives, donors, lawmakers, and local leaders, POLITICO reported that Hawley is seen as “a lackadaisical candidate who has posted sluggish fundraising numbers, turned down interviews with conservative radio show hosts, and spurned traditional GOP events considered a rite of passage for a potential U.S. senator.”

May 15, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Hank Waters: “My every belief about the Sunshine Law denies Hawley’s interpretation”

Columbia Daily Tribune editorial writer Hank Waters today denounced Josh Hawley's investigation into Governor Greitens' use of Confide, saying that his "every belief about the Sunshine Law denies Hawley's interpretation." Waters also noted that a lawyer challenging Greitens’ use of Confide has subpoenaed Hawley for information explaining why his investigation found no wrongdoing. According to The Kansas City Star, it was that same lawsuit -- not Hawley's investigation -- that forced Governor Greitens to admit that he used text message-deleting app, Confide.

May 15, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: POLITICO: GOP golden boy mails it in

Today, POLITICO reported that Missouri Republicans are frustrated by Josh Hawley's refusal to campaign for Senate. According to POLITICO interviews with over two dozen senior Republican strategists, donors, lawmakers and local officials depict Hawley, "as a lackadaisical candidate who has posted sluggish fundraising numbers, turned down interviews with conservative radio show hosts, and spurned traditional GOP events considered a rite of passage for a potential U.S. senator."

May 14, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Greitens Fails in Attempt to Get Actual Confide Investigation Dismissed

A judge has denied Governor Eric Greitens' motion to dismiss a Sunshine Project lawsuit alleging that the Governor used text messaging app, Confide, to destroy government records. The judge slammed Grietens defense, noting that "the argument that the use of the Confide app excuses compliance because nothing is retained holds less water than a policy of using disappearing ink for all official documents."

May 11, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Josh Hawley “Has Repeatedly Bashed the Value of a University Degree;” Calls Them “Worthless”

The Columbia Daily Tribune yesterday reported that Josh Hawley "has repeatedly bashed the value of a university degree" while campaigning in Missouri. The Tribune noted that Hawley -- who himself was educated at both Stanford and Yale -- was a Mizzou law professor and his wife is currently on faculty at Mizzou. A spokesman for Mizzou responded to Hawley's comments by saying, "The university and university leaders believe there is no better vehicle for advancement and quality of life than public higher education."

May 10, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: KC Star: AG Josh Hawley is investigating Greitens again. Will the outcome be any different?

The Kansas City Star did a deep dive this morning into Attorney General Josh Hawley's record of conducting sham investigations to cover for Governor Eric Greitens, until it became politically untenable for Hawley to do so. Former Attorney General's office employee Andy Hirth said, “It's pretty clear [Hawley] did almost nothing" in his initial investigations of the Governor, "and assuming he's being more thorough now, that just raises questions on why he wasn't before.” Former Missouri Supreme Court chief justice Michael Wolff told the Star that Hawley’s “excuses” for not going harder against the Governor won't hold up “because first of all they're not true.”

May 9, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Vice President Pence Cancels Fundraiser with Hawley as Hawley’s Fundraising Problems Grow

After Josh Hawley posted yet another lackluster fundraising quarter, Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to come to Missouri today to help Hawley turn around his struggling campaign. Unfortunately for Hawley, Pence canceled the trip last month in the wake of Governor Greitens' legal troubles -- which may soon envelop the Vice President's Chief of Staff, Nick Ayers.

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