Greitens fans shrug off scandals threatening GOP Senate seat
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eric Greitens resigned as Missouri governor in 2018 amid criminal charges and legislative investigations. He’s been accused by his ex-wife of abuse and bullying and he recently ran a widely condemned campaign ad suggesting he was hunting members of his own party with a gun.
Despite all that, Greitens remains a leading contender for election to the U.S. Senate this year. If anything, the criticism has made him more popular among many of his followers.
But there’s a new candidate in the race who’s banking on the belief that Republicans want an alternative. John Wood, a former U.S. attorney and most recently a top investigator for the Jan. 6 committee in the U.S. House, is running as an independent.