Josh Hawley’s tenure as Missouri’s attorney general has been brief. And turbulent.
Mr. Hawley, a Republican who is now trying to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill in one of the most closely watched races in the country, took up the job less than two years ago. A former law professor and clerk for Chief Justice John Roberts, he brought a conservative intellectual pedigree but little management experience to the attorney general’s office, where his campaign says he has gained “a reputation for taking on the big and the powerful.”
Mr. Hawley, who is challenging Senator Claire McCaskill, has been Missouri’s attorney general for less than two years. His tenure has been rocky.