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GOP Rep. Hartzler Will Not Challenge Democrat McCaskill for Senate

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Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

By Joe Crowe   |   Monday, 17 Jul 2017 01:14 PM

Missouri Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler will not run for Senate against Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, according to a Monday report in the News-Leader.

"After much prayer and discussion with my family I have decided to seek reelection to the United States House of Representatives. I love the great people of the 4th Congressional District and feel honored to be their voice in Washington. I believe the best way to continue to serve them is by taking their common-sense ideas and heartland values to Washington," Hartzler said in a statement, according to St. Louis Today.

The congresswoman said that "another solid conservative" should take on McCaskill in the 2018 midterm election.

"I appreciate all the kind words of encouragement over the last few weeks from people all over our state. I did what you asked. I and my family took a hard look and prayed faithfully about running for the United States Senate. While I am honored by the support I've received, it is my belief this race is for another solid conservative to pursue and win in 2018," Hartzler said in the statement, according to St. Louis Today.

On Friday, Hartzler, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued a press release focusing on her role in passing the National Defense Authorization Act.

"Now is the time to rebuild our military, invest in new technology, and ensure that our brave troops have the best protection and equipment in the world," Hartzler said in the press release.

Earlier in June, another Republican decided not to take on McCaskill, as St. Louis County Rep. Ann Wagner also said she would not run for Senate.

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