"Republicans to Target St. Louis County state Senate seat that Dems flipped in 2014"
"Republicans plan to target the 24th Senate District in St. Louis County this November, eight years after Democrats flipped the seat as suburban voters began to drift away from the GOP.
Now, with President Joe Biden’s approval rating sagging and consumer prices rising, Republicans believe the district is in play. The race for the 24th could turn into one of Missouri’s most competitive contests this Nov. 8.
A more moderate candidate and a redrawn 24th that stretches south to the Republican-leaning Fenton area could factor into a GOP victory here. Sen. Jill Schupp, a Creve Coeur Democrat who flipped the seat eight years ago, is now term-limited.
Dr. George Hruza and Brett Schenck are the two Republicans running in the Aug. 2 primary. The winner will face state Rep. Tracy McCreery, D-Olivette, in the general election. Libertarian LaDonna Higgins is also running.
“It’s obviously going to be a good year for Republicans,” Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, told the Post-Dispatch last week. “We’re going to do whatever we can, whenever we can, to help.”.......