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Schaefer concedes to Hawley in GOP race for Attorney General

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – State Senator Kurt Schaefer conceded the republican primary race for state Attorney General to Josh Hawley Tuesday night.

"I'm proud of the race we ran. I'm proud of all of the hard work people put into this campaign" Schaefer said.

Schaefer had touted his experience as a state senator and former assistant AG as he campaigned against Hawley, a law professor at Mizzou.  Both campaigns spent millions of dollars in campaigning across the state, Schaefer earning the endorsements of the Missouri Sheriff's Association and the NRA.

In Tuesday's primary, though, republican voters overwhelmingly selected Hawley as their candidate to face the democratic challenger in the November general.

"I am overwhelmed by the trust and confidence that Republicans have placed in me tonight" Hawley said.

"Come November, voters will have a very clear decision who they will want to lead this state in the Attorney General's office" he said.