Missouri Senate race: Schmitt raises $1.6M at Mar-a-Lago occasion, lands go to from Trump

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Missouri GOP Senate candidate Eric Schmitt on Thursday evening raised $1.6 million at a personal fundraising occasion for his marketing campaign and aligned tremendous PAC held at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, Every day Put up has realized.

Trump made a shock look on the occasion, and made temporary remarks to company. Former performing Lawyer Common Matt Whitaker was a scheduled featured visitor. 

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“I’m grateful for the overwhelming support we’ve received and it’s clear from this support that people want a fighter in the U.S. Senate, who will never quit on Missouri, and who has a proven conservative record of taking action and winning to restore President Trump’s America first agenda,” Schmitt instructed Every day Put up. 

Trump has not but endorsed a candidate within the race.

Eric Schmitt, Missouri attorney general, speaks during a news conference outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 9, 2019.  

Eric Schmitt, Missouri lawyer normal, speaks throughout a information convention exterior the Supreme Court docket in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 9, 2019.  
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Schmitt is in a aggressive major towards Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who’s a prime contender, in addition to Rep. Vicky Hartzler within the predominantly rural west-central a part of the state; Rep. Billy Lengthy within the seventh Congressional District in southwest Missouri; and Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis lawyer who alongside along with his spouse grabbed nationwide headlines through the summer season of 2020 for holding weapons exterior their dwelling to warn off Black Lives Matter protesters.

Former Gov. Eric Greitens delivers the keynote address at the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association 27th Annual Police Officer Memorial Prayer Breakfast on April 25, 2018, at the St. Charles Convention Center. 

Former Gov. Eric Greitens delivers the keynote handle on the St. Louis Space Police Chiefs Affiliation twenty seventh Annual Police Officer Memorial Prayer Breakfast on April 25, 2018, on the St. Charles Conference Middle. 
(Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Put up-Dispatch/Tribune Information Service through Getty Photos)

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The GOP candidates are working to succeed retiring Sen. Roy Blunt.

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., talks to a reporter on his way to a Senate Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. 

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., talks to a reporter on his strategy to a Senate Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. 
(Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Name, Inc through Getty Photos)

Schmitt, who has received two statewide elections in Missouri – for treasurer after which lawyer normal – has made headlines over the previous 12 months submitting lawsuits towards the Biden administration.

The GOP major is Aug. 2.

Every day Put up’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report. 

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