Greitens announces bid for US Senate 3 years after resigning as Missouri governor

WASHINGTON — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens officially announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate Monday evening — three years after resigning in the face of a string of scandals. After weeks of speculation, Greitens confirmed on Fox News that he would pursue retiring Republican Sen. Roy Blunt’s seat in 2022. He launched a campaign website in coordination with his Fox appearance. “I’ve been so encouraged by the people of Missouri that I’m happy announce tonight that I’m running for the United States Senate to continue serving the people of Missouri,” Greitens told host Bret Baier. “The people…

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