Leonard Leo Bankrolls Former Lieutenant to Challenge GOP Incumbent in Missouri's 2024 Race for AG - 2023-06-16

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F0.png Leonard Leo Bankrolls Former Lieutenant to Challenge GOP Incumbent in Missouri's 2024 Race for AG June 16, 2023, David Armiak, EXPOSED by CMD

Trump's "judge whisperer" Leonard Leo, the Christian conservative largely responsible for moving the federal court system to the far right in the past decade, is deploying his powerful network to get a friend and former employee elected as Missouri's next attorney general.

Will Scharf, a former federal prosecutor who worked briefly as a vice president at Leo's public relations firm CRC Advisors, is challenging sitting Attorney General Andrew Bailey (R) in the August 2024 GOP primary—and leaping ahead of him in campaign cash.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parsons (R) appointed Bailey to replace former Attorney General Eric Schmitt (R), who was elected to the U.S. Senate last November. But the new attorney general has seen an exodus of key Schmitt staffers since taking office in January, one of whom told the National Review that, "Bailey is not going to be the conservative fighter that Eric Schmitt was." Given his more "business-friendly" approach, conservative activists are concerned that he won't have Schmitt's "appetite for pushing back against critical race theory in schools" or going after "woke" corporations, the National Review reported.

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