Top Missouri state senator joins race to replace Blunt in US Senate
Roy Blunt was one of 44 Republicans to vote that the impeachment trial was unconstitutional on the first day and he has told reporters that he intends to vote that way throughout the proceeding. - Tom Williams/Pool/Sipa USA/TNS

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After months of hinting at a run, the president of the Missouri Senate jumped into the Republican primary race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt. State Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, released an introductory ad Tuesday casting himself as a hands-on candidate who has had success in getting legislation across the finish line as a member of the Senate and the House. “I’m a real guy who will always shoot you straight,” Schatz said in the video. “Here in Missouri, we’re able to get things done because we’re not afraid of hard work.” Schatz, 58, joins a primary lineup that...