Democrats to choose challenger for Eric Schmitt in AG race

2 months 4 hours 9 minutes ago Saturday, August 01 2020 Aug 1, 2020 Saturday, August 01, 2020 12:57:00 PM CDT August 01, 2020 in News
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A former assistant state attorney general and a former federal prosecutor are vying in Tuesday's Democratic primary for a chance to take on GOP incumbent Attorney General Eric Schmitt in the general election.

The Democratic candidates are 32-year-old Elad Gross and 36-year-old Rich Finneran. Gross served under former Attorney General Chris Koster and led an effort to determine who bankrolled former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' nonprofit group.

Finneran was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District in Missouri for seven years. He says he got into the race in part because he believes Schmitt has politicized the attorney general's office.

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