“…Josh Hawley has never represented a client in the Platte County courthouse or, for that matter, in any Missouri county courthouse…”
Josh Hawley’s (r) 2016 campaign for Attorney General is running a slickly produced television ad. Teresa Hensley’s (D) campaign pointed out the artifice in a press release:
JOSH HAWLEY: MISSOURI’S BAD POLITICAL ACTOR
Hawley pretends to go into a courthouse in first political ad.
PLATTE COUNTY, MO – In his first general election political commercial, Josh Hawley did something he’s never done before: stride towards the Platte County courthouse to practice law and maybe even try a case. The truth is, Josh Hawley has never represented a client in the Platte County courthouse or, for that matter, in any Missouri county courthouse. He does not take or try cases in Missouri.
Teresa Hensley for Attorney General also released her first commercial this week, largely filmed inside the Historic Cass County Courthouse where she practiced law as a private attorney for 14 years. Hensley then served as County Prosecutor for 10 years, representing her constituents in a court of law, putting hundreds of felons behind bars, winning convictions for over 500 sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse cases, and an unmatched 21 for 21 murder convictions.
“Missouri has enough bad political actors,” said Hensley spokesperson David Woodruff. “Josh Hawley has never prosecuted a single criminal or sought justice for a single victim in a Missouri courtroom. Missouri voters will not be fooled by Josh Hawley’s phony effort and lack of experience. The Attorney General’s office is not a think tank or a political stepping stone. It’s a law office for the people of Missouri.”
Okay, that left a mark.
Teresa Hensley (D) for Attorney General: first general election ad (October 3, 2016)