Right now we play catch-up with Missouri's firebrand politico who has friends in high places according a recent report . . .
Conservatives might dismiss the slant of this report but the financial data checks out and is worth a peek for so many voters who don't take orders by way of political talking points . . .
Hawley — who is widely regarded as a prospective 2024 presidential contender — has now thrown his support to two of the most outspoken Republican populists running for Senate this year: Masters and Ohio Republican J.D. Vance. In both cases, Hawley is inserting himself into competitive primaries and backing candidates with notably anti-political establishment rhetoric and ideology.
The Missouri Republican lavished praise on Masters in a statement to be released Monday, saying he “understands the threats our country faces — from the Chinese Communist Party to the corrupt Big Tech monopolies to the political elite determined to take apart our way of life,” and adding: “We need new leaders who will fight for this country.”
Hawley, Masters, and Vance share deep ties — including a common benefactor: tech billionaire Peter Thiel. Thiel has contributed $10 million to a super PAC backing Masters, his former de facto chief of staff, as well as $13.5 million to another group bolstering Vance, a venture capitalist and the author of the book “Hillbilly Elegy.” Thiel, a PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor who has emerged as one of the Republican Party’s most prominent donors, gave six figures to Hawley’s 2016 campaign for state attorney general and cut max-out checks to his 2018 Senate campaign.
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Masters is running in a competitive primary that also features state Attorney General Mark Brnovich, wealthy solar energy executive Jim Lamon, and retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Mick McGuire. While former President Donald Trump has endorsed Vance, he has yet to declare his support for a candidate in the Arizona primary, which is set for Aug.