Josh Hawley loves to tout his Missouri hometown. Residents split over loving him back

LEXINGTON, Mo. — From the front windows of his Lexington, Missouri, home — a historic brick building where in 1861 Confederate sympathizer Maj. Gen. Sterling Price planned a rout of Union troops — Greg Hildreth can see the bone-white Lafayette County Courthouse and its grassy square. “That’s where Josh Hawley filmed a campaign speech. He was talking about his hometown of Lexington,” said Hildreth, who, until five years ago, identified as a lifelong Republican. “I’ve told everybody, I wish I had known then what I know now, I would have hung a big Nazi banner or something off of my building” in …

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