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CA ‘Resistance’ on the March, Including for Claire McCaskill

The resistance to President Trump is shaping races across the state of California, and is even finding time to help Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO).

By NTK Staff | 06.11.2018 @12:00pm
CA ‘Resistance’ on the March, Including for Claire McCaskill

The “resistance” effort against President Trump is having a major impact in the most populous state in the union, California, heading into key 2018 midterm elections, the San Francisco Chronicle reported over the weekend.

The protesters who showed up again and again outside Issa’s office were among the most visible grassroots groups that style themselves as the resistance to President Trump and are trying to help Democrats take the House from Republicans. Those groups helped to boost state turnout in Tuesday’s primary to upward of 35 percent, according to early figures, far better than the record-low 25 percent in the 2014 midterm primary.

The “resistance” groups, though, have enough time on their hands to help candidates outside of California, too. The Washington Free Beacon‘s Brent Scher reported last week that a San Francisco-based group was holding a phone bank benefiting Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO).

Democracy Action, a group dedicated to “fighting the Trump agenda,” is coordinating with Missouri Democrats to hold a San Francisco phone bank in support of McCaskill, considered to be one of the most vulnerable senators up for reelection this year.

It’s unclear whether McCaskill embraces Democracy Action, but ties to such a strongly anti-Trump group will make it harder for her to brag of bipartisan credentials in a state that elected Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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