Missouri Gov. to name state attorney general to replace Josh Hawley

November 13, 2018 - 5:37 am
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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will announce a new attorney general Tuesday morning to replace the departing Josh Hawley, who was elected last week to the U.S. Senate.

Josh Hawley will be sworn in as Missouri's junior senator in January, giving up his position as state attorney general after only two years.

The opening means Gov. Parson has the honor of filling the attorney general post without a public vote. The top contenders include state Treasurer Eric Schmitt and Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft.

One person has already announced his intention to run for attorney general in 2020, attorney Elad Gross, 30. Gross sued to gain access of financial records of what many call a dark money group connected to former Gov. Eric Greitens. Gross continues to fight for that access in court.

He sued to access the financial records of what's called a dark money group connected to former Gov. Eric Greitens. He continues to fight for that access in court.

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