Democrat Senator from Missouri, Claire McCaskill, is on the re-election trail this year. Ms. McCaskill is in a mostly Red State, but things appear to be tightening up on her a bit. That means that she needs to put some distance between herself and failed Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton. This she did in a statement that you will find interesting. Also of interest is the history of friend and enemy that she has had with the Clintons. Interesting read, for sure.
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In which a red-state Democrat up for reelection this fall reminds Her Majesty that Missourians are people too, notwithstanding the 18-point beating she suffered there in 2016.
“For those of us that are in states that Trump won we would really appreciate if she would be more careful and show respect to every American voter and not just the ones who voted for her” – Claire McCaskill on Hillary Clinton pic.twitter.com/J1rBBar8gR
— Kasie DC (@KasieDC) March 25, 2018
McCaskill’s been running from Hillary’s “Deplorables 2.0” commentssince the words first escaped her lips two weeks ago, but the Clinton-themed attack ads have already begun to flow. She’s been exceptionally lucky in her two Senate runs to date, surfing a blue wave to a two-point victory in 2006 and capitalizing on the Todd Akin disaster to cinch reelection with Obama at the top of the ticket in 2012. She’s got another blue wave shaping up this fall but Missouri’s a redder state now than it was 12 years ago. One poll taken earlier this month had her up just two points over Josh Hawley. Another had Hawley up eight points. She was in trouble against a candidate whose numbers should improve as his name recognition does even before Hillary made her comments about backwards-looking red-staters.
What makes this clip extra fun is McCaskill’s history with the Clintons. In 2006, as a rookie Senate candidate, she said on “Meet the Press” of Bill Clinton that she thought he was a great leader “but I don’t want my daughter near him.” That was strike one. Strikes two, three, four, and …..
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