Former Gov. Eric Greitens leads the pack in the race for the Republican nomination for Senate in Missouri, according to a poll conducted for his campaign.
In the survey, Greitens led Rep. Vicky Hartzler 26% to 19%. State Attorney General Eric Schmitt was trailing in third at 14%, followed by Rep. Billy Long at 7% and gun rights activist Mark McCloskey at 5%. Greitens, who resigned from office in 2018 amid sexual misconduct allegations, is trying to earn former President Donald Trump’s endorsement in the crowded primary by proving he can win the nomination.
Recently, Greitens has been the subject of misconduct allegations by his ex-wife, Sheena Greitens, casting further doubts about his electability and providing his GOP foes fresh ammunition with which to urge Trump to endorse anyone but the scandal-plagued former governor. But with this new poll, the Greitens campaign is declaring that this effort to undermine the former governor’s viability has failed.
“This indicates the attacks and allegations lobbed his way did not do any damage to his numbers. And if they did, he’s recovered in full,” Greitens campaign spokesman Steven Cheung said Monday in a text message exchange with the Washington Examiner.
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