Rising GOP Star Announces Bid Against Dem Senator

In a highly anticipated move, Missouri Republican Josh Hawley released a video Tuesday to announce his run for Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s seat.

The 37-year-old Missouri attorney general is just 10 months into his first year holding elected office but has been in contact with an all-star roster of GOP officials and officeholders about challenging McCaskill.

“This isn’t something we were planning to do,” Hawley said in his announcement. “But we believe we have to do all we can to win a better future for our country.”

McCaskill knows she faces a tough road to re-election in a state with just one Democratic statewide officeholder, Auditor Nicole Galloway.

Read more at Roll Call.