MU law professor Hawley running for attorney general

Josh Hawley | Courtesy of MU School of Law
Josh Hawley | Courtesy of MU School of Law

Josh Hawley, a professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, announced on Thursday that he’s running for state attorney general.

The 35-year-old professor said he plans to “stand up for the Constitution, to stand up for our liberties and stand up for the values of Missourians.”

Hawley, a Republican, will face another Columbia attorney, Sen. Kurt Schaefer, in next year’s GOP primary.

Two Democrats also have declared their candidacy: State Sen. Scott Sifton of St. Louis County and St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman.

Hawley was part of a group of 15 lawyers to represent Hobby Lobby in its case over the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate that advanced to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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