Against the Grain

In Missouri, Kavanaugh Fight Sparked a GOP Revival

Republicans are growing optimistic that Attorney General Josh Hawley is pulling ahead because of a newly-engaged base. Claire McCaskill is sounding a bipartisan note in the final stretch, hoping to win over voters in the middle.

Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley speaks to supporters during a campaign stop Sept. 27, in St. Charles, Mo.
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