The Post-Dispatch describes him as a visiting law professor at Washington University and an official in George W. Bush's administration. He was "an ambassador for counter narcotics and judicial reform in Afghanistan." (Link to story here.)
Schweich might be great. But nobody's ever heard of him. And he's, apparently, never run for an elected office before. Him running for Senate is like Brock Olivo running for Congress. He's aiming too high, too fast.
Supposedly Danforth and Walker are worried about Blunt's chances against the Democrats' presumptive nominee, Robin Carnahan, this fall. If they're truly worried, they should be throwing every dime and every bit of political capital that they have Blunt's way because, guess what, he's going to win the primary.
Wouldn't you rather have a nominee with money and without primary bruises this fall rather than repeating the mistakes that cost Kenny Hulshof any shot that he had against Jay Nixon?