Our new book is titled Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics. Among other things, it discusses the state of the parties.
Tim Elfrink at WP:
Nearly three years ago, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens left the state capitol in disgrace as he faced down two criminal charges, an ethics probe, and public fallout over reports that he’d had an affair with a hairdresser and then allegedly tried to blackmail her with nude photos.
Now, the criminal charges have been dropped, the ethics case has been closed, and Greitens is aiming for a Lazarus-esque comeback.
The Republican announced on Fox News on Monday that he will run for the U.S. Senate seat opening next year with the retirement of Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) — a move that quickly froze out some other GOP figures angling for the seat.
Greitens, 46, has tied his political fortunes to former president Donald Trump, backing Trump’s false claims about mass election fraud and promising on Twitter that he would “continue Trump’s America First policies.” His candidacy has left some in the state party, which essentially forced him from office in 2018, wringing their hands about his entry to the race, Politico recently reported.
You may remember Eric Greitens from a blackmail scandal where his hairdresser testified under oath that he coerced her into performing oral sex and took photos of her naked & blindfolded to use as blackmail if she ever told anyone what he did.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) March 23, 2021
Good luck on the campaign, shitbag. https://t.co/iJw5bRKyau