Missouri GOP Senate candidates fight to keep Greitens from owning the ‘Trump lane’
Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS

As Missouri Republicans gathered at the Westin Crown Center this weekend, the burgeoning field of Senate candidates schmoozed and courted the party faithful with swag, receptions and plain old personal attention. Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s Friday night hospitality suite featured an accordion player. Rep. Vicky Hartzler mingled with the Saturday morning crowd. St. Louis lawyer Mark McCloskey came with “Never Back Down” bumper stickers. But one candidate, former Gov. Eric Greitens, was nowhere to be found. Greitens had instead headed to Arizona to survey a review of ballots condemned by Rep...