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U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley spent last week touring 10 rural Missouri counties. This photo supplied by his staff features the Republican senator talking to a woman in Eminence, Missouri.
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U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley had relatively simple goals in his tour last week of some of Missouri’s most economically distressed communities: Listen to Missourians and tell their stories.

The GOP senator traversed 10 rural counties last week, documenting parts of the tour on social media. He said he wasn’t there to pitch ideas to constituents, but rather to “learn from them and to hear about their lives and to hear about what their needs are, their struggles, their ideas, their thoughts.”