Hartzler won't try to unseat McCaskill in 2018 Senate race

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 17, 2017

"While I am honored by the support I've received, it is my belief this race is for another solid conservative to pursue and win in 2018", Hartzler said in the statement, according to St. Louis Today. Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillGOP rep declines Senate bid challenging McCaskill: report Vulnerable senators raise big money ahead of 2018 Trump education official: Parties usually "both drunk" in campus sexual assault cases MORE (D-Mo.), dealing another blow to Republicans who are still searching for a top-tier challenger. President Trump won Missouri by almost 20 points in November.

Hartzler now has $456,966 for her own re-election bid in the U.S. House. Wagner's campaign committee raised $824,002 in the second quarter and has $3.3 million on hand.

"After much prayer and discussion with my family I have made a decision to seek re-election to the United States House of Representatives".

"I believe my focus needs to be on rebuilding and restoring our national defense, getting our economy moving again, and fixing a broken Washington for the hardworking people of our state in my current role should good people of this district give me this honor again", Hartzler said in a news release.

She added: "I appreciate all of the kind words of encouragement over the last few weeks from people all over our state".

She lives on a working farm in Cass County with her family. She is serving her fourth term in the House.

Vicky was elected as Representative for Missouri's 4th Congressional District in 2010 and re-elected in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

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