Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appointed Kimberly Guilfoyle as the national chairwoman of his Missouri Senate campaign, hoping the addition of the national finance chairwoman of Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign leads to the former president endorsing him in the Republican primary.
Guilfoyle is the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., the 45th president’s eldest son, and the two often collaborate to raise money for Republican congressional candidates. Greitens made the announcement on Monday in a press release as his bid for Senate, and political redemption, intensifies. Greitens, 46, a retired Navy SEAL once viewed as presidential timber, resigned as governor in 2018 amid fallout from a sexual misconduct scandal, although his campaign insists that he has since been vindicated.