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  • Trump tariffs put Missouri Senate candidate Hawley in a bind

    09/15/2018 9:01:35 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    Missourian ^ | 9/13/2018 | Summer Ballentine
    Mid Continent Nail Corporation says it could shutter its Poplar Bluff plant, which employs about 335 workers, as early as this month without an exemption to tariffs, the site’s operations general manager, Chris Pratt, told reporters in early September. The company previously had said that it might not survive through Labor Day but stayed open. After Trump imposed a 25 percent tariff on imported steel, the company in June cut 60 of 500 positions at the plant in rural Butler County, where the unemployment rate is above the national average and the company is the area’s second-largest employer. Pratt said...
  • Poll Shows Missouri Senate Race Dead Even

    09/04/2018 12:57:26 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    KMOX Radio ^ | Sept 4, 2018
    The NBC/Marist poll of likely voters shows both U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley with 47 percent of the vote, with 5 percent undecided. Registered voters give Hawley a 47-46 advantage.
  • New poll shows McCaskill, Hawley tied in U.S. Senate Race

    08/15/2018 10:11:27 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 55 replies
    kshb ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Sam Hartle
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new poll released after the Aug. 8 primary shows incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D – Missouri) in a tie with Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. The poll, conducted Aug. 8-9 by Missouri Scout, shows the race tied, which is in line with a series of polls conducted in the race since this spring. Both candidates received 47 percent of the vote, with six percent of those polled saying they were undecided. The poll also asked respondents their thoughts on amending the state constitution to permit the use of medical marijuana, with 54 percent...
  • McCaskill Campaign Paid Lawyers Critical of Her Opponent

    08/09/2018 8:48:30 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/9/2018 | Brent Scher
    Lawyers paid $2,500 by campaign just after they wrote 'scathing open letter' to GOP's Josh Hawley The lawyers who were lead authors of a letter criticizing Republican Josh Hawley's performance as attorney general were paid $2,500 by the campaign of his Democratic opponent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.). The $2,500 payment from McCaskill's campaign to Trachtenberg Germinder Hirth Litigation LLC came on April 11, 2018, about three weeks after two of the firm's top lawyers, Joanna Trachtenberg and Andrew Hirth, wrote their letter criticizing Hawley as "incompetent." The payment, for "legal services," was the first TGH Litigation had received from...
  • Hawley Wins GOP Primary to Take On McCaskill in Missouri

    08/08/2018 5:54:33 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/7/2018 | Bridget Bowman
    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has secured the Republican nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November. Hawley was expected to win Tuesday’s primary, and he easily defeated the 10 other Republicans on the ballot. ... The Missouri Senate race is expected to be one of the most competitive in the country, with McCaskill one of five Senate Democrats running in states that President Donald Trump carried by double digits. Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the Senate race a Toss-up.
  • McCaskill: Supreme Court Vote ‘Not a Political Winner’

    08/08/2018 5:36:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/8/2018 | Bridget Bowman
    The current Supreme Court vacancy is expected to be a central topic in the Missouri Senate race — at least if the GOP nominee has anything to say about it. Attorney General Josh Hawley, who won the GOP primary as expected Tuesday, has already been using the high court vacancy to make his case against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. But McCaskill said Wednesday that some Missourians will be upset no matter how she votes on President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. “This is not a ‘political winner,’” McCaskill told reporters on a conference call Wednesday morning. She said the calls...
  • Partner of Elite Liberal Donor Club to Host Bay Area Fundraiser for Claire McCaskill

    07/31/2018 12:14:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 7/31/2018 | Brent Scher
    A deep-pocketed California member of the secretive Democracy Alliance liberal donor club is hosting a $1,000 per-plate fundraising lunch for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) at her Piedmont home in September. Quinn Delaney, who—along with her husband Wayne Jordan—has given millions of dollars to Democratic candidates and liberal groups, is listed as the host for a midday September 21 fundraiser put on by Electing Women Bay Area PAC and authorized by McCaskill's reelection campaign. The group is putting on a second $1,000 fundraiser for McCaskill that evening at an unspecified address in San Francisco, across the bay from Delaney's home.
  • Andrea Mitchell Fears Shooter’s Dem Activism Will Be ‘Swept Up’ by ‘Partisans’

    06/14/2017 1:17:36 PM PDT · by pgkdan · 106 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 06/14/17 | Kyle Drennen
    On her 12 p.m. ET hour show on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell was worried that the clear Democratic affiliation and left-wing activism of the shooter who attacked members of Congress was going to be “swept up” in coverage of the violence and exploited by “partisans.” She acknowledged that alleged shooter James T. Hodgkinson “was a volunteer in [Bernie] Sanders’ campaign” and that “within his mental condition, there was, at least he felt, some sort of political motivation, as horrible as that is to even address.” Correspondent Garrett Haake – reporting from the scene of the attack in Alexandria, Virginia...
  • Club For Growth Takes Aim at Sen. Claire McCaskill's Husband (domestic violence)

    07/31/2018 3:49:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/30/18 | Jeffrey Rodack
    The Club for Growth, a conservative advocacy organization, is taking aim at Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, focusing on past domestic violence accusations against her husband. “Claire McCaskill has been giving the back of her hand to voters and padding the pockets of her family for a generation… her husband’s treatment of women and her turning a blind eye while funding the agencies that pay her own family is hypocrisy at its finest. Missourians deserve better,” Club for Growth spokeswoman said in a statement provide to the Washington Examiner. The group noted that Suzanne Shepard, the ex-wife of Joseph Shepard,...
  • Trump Skeptical About 'Official Government Findings'? Who Isn't?

    07/26/2018 6:04:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | July 26, 2018 | Larry Elder
    President Donald Trump, in Helsinki, expressed skepticism about the intelligence community's finding that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election. Within 24 hours, the President walked back his skepticism and said he trusts the intel community and believes their finding that Russia interfered with the 2016 election. But the Helsinki hysteria continued. Some Trump cable critics pronounced him "treasonous." How dare the President waffle on the intelligence community's definitive conclusion that Russia meddled? It's "treasonous" to be guarded about official government conclusions? We're going to need more prisons to house all the offenders. After all, this is the same...
  • Koch Group Launches $1.8M Ad Against Missouri's McCaskill

    07/19/2018 3:07:07 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    US News ^ | July 18, 2018
    The Missouri branch of Americans for Prosperity says it's spending $1.8 million on ads against Sen. Claire McCaskill. The television and digital ad announced Wednesday by the Koch-backed group accuses the Democratic incumbent of saying she supports tax cuts but voting against President Donald Trump's tax bill. A narrator in the ad says Missourians can spot a "politician who says one thing but does another." McCaskill repeatedly said she supports tax cuts for the middle class. But McCaskill says she voted against the law because it gave preferential treatment to the rich. A press release from McCaskill's campaign responding to...
  • The Rough Life of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

    06/30/2018 5:55:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | June 30, 2018 | John Loudon
    Can you imagine the pain of having to use your private jet because you broke your thousand-dollar tablet and couldn’t stand a creaky drawer in your luxury RV?Such is the rough life of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill.Senator McCaskill’s phony campaign RV tour — parts of which she spent traveling on her private jet — definitively demonstrates how out of touch she is with hard working Missourians. When confronted with evidence of her dishonesty about her private jet, McCaskill whined, "I added some stops with the use of the plane, but I was on the RV so much that the broken...
  • Manchin gives McCaskill Heimlich maneuver after choking, McCaskill suffers broken rib

    06/25/2018 6:10:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 66 replies
    MSN CNN ^ | June 25, 2018
    Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill suffered a broken rib after choking at a Senate lunch Thursday, where her Senate colleague Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, performed the Heimlich maneuver to save her. The story was first reported by The Washington Post. "She started choking. People cough, you think, well. And then started getting real red. 'I can't breathe, I can't breathe,' " Manchin said Monday. "I was big enough and tall enough to get some leverage on her and pick her up off her feet. I kept jerking and jerking and jerking until she said, 'You're hurting me now.' "...
  • Poll: Claire McCaskill Trails GOP Challengers by 7, 16 Percent

    05/23/2018 5:39:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 23, 2018
    Missouri Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill trails not one but two Republican challengers in head-to-head matchups, according to a poll released Tuesday. The poll by Gravis Marketing — commissioned by Republican candidate Austin Peterson — shows the incumbent trailing state Attorney General Josh Hawley and libertarian-leaning Petersen by more than the margin of error.
  • GOP golden boy mails it in (Is Josh Hawley of MO a Choke Artist?)

    05/15/2018 12:47:10 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | May 15, 2018 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    FENTON, Mo. — As GOP Rep. Ann Wagner prepared to introduce candidates in a Republican Senate debate here Friday, she took a pointed jab at one contender who didn’t make it — front-runner Josh Hawley. “I try not to tell candidates how to run their races. I don’t know where some of the other candidates are,” she told POLITICO before taking the stage in a high school auditorium, referring specifically to Hawley. “Perhaps they have conflicts. But you gotta show up to win. And I’m going to tell that to the crowd tonight.” Moments later, Wagner followed through, declaring to...
  • Politico Reporter: With DNC Lawsuit, Democrats Worry Their Party

    04/23/2018 7:37:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | April 23, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    The cash-strapped Democratic National Committee has decided to be clown itself further by suing Wikileaks, Russia, and the Trump campaign for collusion during the 2016 election. For a party thatÂ’s tired of the media talking about Hillary and 2016, this is a way to keep both issues front and center. ItÂ’s going to re-open the wounds between the left and far left of the Democratic Party, erecting another obstacle for unity as the party heads into the 2016 election. Is the DNC's Trump-Russia conspiracy lawsuit a "political stunt?"Now, if youÂ’re a Democrat, it keeps Russia in the news, as the...
  • Manchin becomes second Dem to back Pompeo

    04/23/2018 10:05:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Monday that he will vote for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of State, making him the second Democrat to support Pompeo's nomination. "After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State," Manchin said in a tweet. Pompeo likely already had the votes to be confirmed by the full Senate. With Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expected to oppose him, Pompeo needed...
  • Pompeo: A Proven Leader for the State Department

    04/22/2018 9:45:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | April 22, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    When the news broke on Tuesday night that CIA Director Mike Pompeo had met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, I was not surprised. Pompeo had long ago established his importance to this administration and his understanding of geopolitics. Pompeo’s skills are precisely why the president nominated him to be the next Secretary of State—and why it’s so absurd that Democrats are reluctant to confirm him.Considering the increasing gridlock in the Senate over President Donald Trump’s nominees, this is a good time to remind our Democratic friends of Pompeo’s many qualifications—qualifications that have only increased since he earned Democratic support to become CIA...
  • Missouri Sen. McCaskill faces a strong GOP challenger and Trump

    04/09/2018 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 9, 2018 | by Jonathan Allen
    The Democrat's rival this time around is the state's attorney general — a young, polished, Stanford-and-Yale-educated former clerk to Chief Justice John Roberts. Sen. Claire McCaskill needs another miracle. The Missouri Democrat swept into office with a little less than 50 percent of the vote in the 2006 Democratic wave. Six years later, she provided an assist to a Republican rival during the primary and then defeated him in the general election after he said women's bodies have a way to "shut the whole thing down" if pregnancies are the result of "legitimate rape." Now, in a year in which...
  • Running Scared? Red State Democrat Cites His Own Bills That Were Signed By Trump In New Ad

    03/12/2018 4:14:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | March 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Is Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester running scared? That could be the case, or it could be that he just knows his state. His latest ad features him touting bills he co-sponsored that were signed into law by Trump. The Washington Post added that some of these bills are also not ones of great significance, like the tax bill for example. One of them named a mountain after a conservationist, but Trump’s name is attached to it. Still, any red state Democrat running this year knows he or she will be fighting for their political lives. Their states voted for...