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Accountability | Missouri

Hawley Worked Five Hours a Week While DC Political Consultants Ran His Office

By Chad Smith on November 1, 2018.

The night Josh Hawley was elected attorney general of Missouri in 2016, he promised to clean up Jefferson City and told voters he wouldn’t become another ladder-climbing politician. Within weeks, Hawley was skipping office hours and outsourcing government work to out-of-state political consultants. Within seven months, he was running for higher office.