As Missouri Senate contenders peddle conspiracies, what’s the damage to democracy?
Eric Greitens, pictured in 2018, is making once fringe positions key pieces of his message to voters as he vies for the GOP nomination to replace retiring Republican Sen. - Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS

WASHINGTON — One Republican candidate in Missouri’s Senate race skipped the state party’s annual convention last week and traveled instead to Arizona, where he toured the site of a discredited 2020 election audit and falsely claimed it could lead to decertification of the results. Another contender recently announced a campaign event in the St. Louis suburbs with a former Trump administration official beloved by supporters of QAnon. Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and St. Louis lawyer Mark McCloskey are making once fringe positions key pieces of their message to voters as they vie for the G...