WASHINGTON — Senator Roger Marshall, R-Kan., endorsed Rep. Vicky Hartzler for U.S. Senate in Missouri.

“Last week Twitter banned @VickyHartzlerMO. This week, I’m endorsing her for U.S. Senate,” Marshall wrote in the announcement on Twitter.

Twitter suspended Hartzler’s personal account after she tweeted a campaign ad from it. The tweet also included the line from the ad that said “Women’s sports are for women, not men pretending to be women.”

Twitter said the tweet violated its rules against hateful conduct.

Hartzler is one of nine Republicans running for the seat Republican Sen. Roy Blunt will vacate. Blunt announced last year he would not seek a third term.

Hartzler already picked up the endorsement of Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo.

Even with the support of fellow members of Congress, a recent poll showed former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has an early lead over other Republicans in the race.

The primary will take place Aug. 2, with the general election scheduled for Nov. 8.

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