Austin Petersen Primary Opponent Falls Short On Fundraising

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Mitch McConnell chosen Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s fundraising has fallen short of what many expected. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch “The Missouri Democratic Party jumped on the new numbers, with a news release seeking to make the case that they are ‘embarrassingly low’ for ‘someone who is supposed to be Mitch McConnell’s number one recruit.’”

Since Oct. 1, Hawley has raised less than a $1 million, less than a third of what Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill has raised. Austin Petersen has raised over $300,000 and just announced that he received the support of major donors, one of which offered to host a fundraiser for him, at Kansas City’s Lincoln Days.

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The former Libertarian presidential candidate explained how Hawley’s fundraising report has spread doubt throughout the state’s GOP leadership and that there’s talk of another Republican jumping in because of it and possibly the MO AG dropping out of the race.

Visit austinpetersen.com/donate to support Austin’s campaign for Senate.

Author: Luke Henderson

Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks. After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education. Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, and the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

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