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Josh Hawley

Josh Hawley came to Washington as a man on a mission.

As young Americans embrace the omnipotent presence of social media in their lives, the U.S. Senate’s youngest member is fighting the behemoths of the digital age, from warning about the dangers of screen addiction to working to strengthen privacy protections for children online. The coastal elites behind Big Tech have met their match in a man from rural Missouri, who works with Republicans and Democrats alike to prevent Big Tech from slithering into Americans’ private lives.

The ranks of the conservative movement are filled by a mix of fighters—from high-minded scholars to political warriors. Hawley embodies the best qualities the movement has to offer: impressive intellectual acumen and populist fire. Combined, these qualities make him a force to be reckoned with. This Senator from the Show Me State is showing up.

Cruz, a Republican, is a Senator from Texas

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