Breaking down where Missouri Senate candidates Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley stand on important issues.
McCaskill, 65, has won 22 of 23 elections since she launched her political career with a successful run for the state legislature in 1982. But in a year when 10 Senate Democrats are defending seats in states that Trump won in 2016, she’s seen as one of the party’s most vulnerable incumbents.
Hawley, 38, rose to prominence representing the craft chain Hobby Lobby in its successful Supreme Court challenge of the Affordable Care Act rule that required employers to cover contraception. He was elected attorney general in 2016; this is his first run for the Senate.
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