St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Hawley Facing “Widespread Rumors of Buyer’s Remorse in the Party”
Former Senator Kit Bond: “If Hawley Doesn’t Gear It Up and Get With It, He’ll Not Beat” McCaskill
Judges send message to Missouri AG Josh Hawley: “Do your job.”
After weeks of missteps and falling “far short” of fundraising expectations, Missouri and national Republicans are second guessing their star recruit, forcing Josh Hawley into damage control mode. The best defense his allies could muster: “there’s nothing strange about Josh Hawley.” Worse? They also excuse Hawley’s lackluster campaign as the result of his focus on his work – but a judge recently fined Hawley for “continued and belated” failure to do his job.
From Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman David Bergstein: “Josh Hawley is tumbling down the ladder of credibility – which is exactly what happens when you’re only working to advance your own political career. His invisible campaign, derogatory comments about women, and the barrage of criticism he’s earned for failing to do his job all explain why Republicans are beginning to panic about him.”
St. Louis Post Dispatch: Sen hopeful Hawley, once Missouri’s rising GOP star, facing rumors of buyer’s remorse in the party.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Judges send message to Missouri AG Josh Hawley: Do your job.
Roll Call: What’s Going on With the Missouri Senate Race?
USA Today: Republicans fret about star recruit Josh Hawley as Missouri Senate heats up
Politico: GOP sources: Wagner taking second look at Missouri Senate race
Kansas City Star: After weeks of tumult, who is the true face of the Missouri GOP?
News Tribune: Hawley trails McCaskill in Missouri Senate fundraising.
Kansas City Star: Josh Hawley blames sex trafficking on ‘sexual revolution’ of 1960s in leaked audio.
WATCH: NBC 41: Hawley “In Hot Water,” “Under Fire for Controversial Remarks.”
WATCH: FOX 4: Hawley “Once Again on the Defense” After Sexual Revolution Comment.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri’s attorney general blames Sexual Revolution for sex trafficking.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Editorial: Hawley ignores centuries of human trafficking in his spin on morality.
Springfield News-Leader: Josh Hawley on defense after linking human trafficking to sexual revolution of 1960s.
Vanity Fair: The Republican Party Is Having Another Todd Akin Fiasco.
AP: Hawley sees link to sexual revolution, sex trafficking.
The Hill: McCaskill challenger links human trafficking crisis to ‘sexual revolution’ of 1960s.
Salon: Missouri Senate candidate blames human trafficking on 1960s sexual revolution.
Missourinet: Hawley Blames Human Trafficking on the Sexual Revolution.
Fox News: 2 GOP Senate hopefuls in Missouri draw ire for remarks about sex trafficking, women.
Washington Post: GOP candidate blames human trafficking on sexual liberation, saying it leads to ‘slavery’ of women.
Newsweek: Who is Josh Hawley? Republican Senate hopeful blames sex trafficking on ‘sexual revolution’.
Talking Points Memo: Missouri AG Blames Sex Trafficking On ‘The Sexual Revolution’.
The Cut: Missouri’s Attorney General Has a Terrible Theory About the Sexual Revolution.