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Does McCaskill Not Know Why She Wants Another Term in the Senate?

"I think that's a good question, um and I, it was probably the circumstances, um, that I found myself in as it related to what's going on in Missouri and in this country."

By NTK Staff | 06.05.2018 @12:00pm
Does McCaskill Not Know Why She Wants Another Term in the Senate?

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is asking Missouri voters this fall to send her back to the U.S. Senate for six more years. She can’t really explain why, though.

The Washington Examiner‘s Emily Jashinsky flagged a puzzling McCaskill answer to a quite simple question from radio host Steve Kraske this week: “Why do you want a third term?”

“I think that’s a good question, um and I, it was probably the circumstances, um, that I found myself in as it related to what’s going on in Missouri and in this country,” the senator stuttered, adding, “I think we need a check and we need a balance.”

McCaskill proceeded to tout her bipartisan bona fides, asserting that Missouri “has always, I think, benefited from the fact that we have both parties that have some power.”

Finally, according to Jashinsky, McCaskill said: “After the election of 2016, when the Republicans swept everything, I felt a certain obligation to step up again.”

Running against Republicans in a state that Donald Trump won by 18.5 points may not be a wise strategy. Then again, McCaskill has not shown a knack for good strategy, whether it’s appearing to root for “pocketbook pain” to win reelection or welcoming Barack Obama’s surrogacy in her state in 2018.

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