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Josh Hawley wins GOP Senate primary in Missouri

US Senate candidate from Missouri Josh Hawley
President Donald Trump listens while U.S. Senate candidate from Missouri, Josh Hawley. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley won Tuesday night’s GOP primary for the state's Senate seat in a crowd of 11 Republican candidates.

Data: Associated Press; Chart: Axios Visuals

Why it matters: Sen. McCaskill has been considered a vulnerable Democrat since 2012 and Republicans are going all-in to help Hawley win and to reclaim this seat. The race is expected to be very close in November in a state President Trump won by nearly 19 points.