Missouri Republican Hawley decries Democrats’ ‘mob behavior’


Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ Missouri Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley is taking a cue from President Donald Trump and decrying what he describes as “mob behavior” by Democrats.

Hawley made his comments on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.

Trump and Senate Republicans have been warning about what they say would be Democratic “mob rule” as they seek to amp up GOP voters before the midterms.

Republicans view Hawley’s race against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as one of their best chances of flipping a Senate seat.

McCaskill is one of 10 Senate Democrats up for re-election in states Trump won. The president won Missouri by 19 percentage points in 2016.

Hawley is campaigning on McCaskill’s vote against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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