Is McCaskill Rooting for Americans’ ‘Pocketbook Pain’ in Order to Win Reelection? Is McCaskill Rooting for Americans’ ‘Pocketbook Pain’ in Order to Win Reelection? – NTK Network

Is McCaskill Rooting for Americans’ ‘Pocketbook Pain’ in Order to Win Reelection?

The Hill interviewed McCaskill for a broader piece titled, 'Dems seek to chip away at Trump’s economic record.'

By NTK Staff | 05.24.2018 @12:00pm
Is McCaskill Rooting for Americans’ ‘Pocketbook Pain’ in Order to Win Reelection?

D.C.-based news publication The Hill recently interviewed Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) for a larger piece on how Dems are seeking “to chip away at Trump’s economic record” ahead of the competitive midterm elections.

Based on McCaskill’s comments, one could think she’s rooting for Americans’ “pocketbook pain” in order to win reelection this fall.

In each case, they hope to link pocketbook pain to policies backed by Trump and the Republican Party.

“What matters to Missourians is they have a high level of anxiety about getting an unexpected bill when they go to the emergency room, being in a life-saving situation when they’re in an ambulance and not knowing if that will cost a bankruptcy,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.), one of the most endangered Senate Democratic incumbents.

“Gas prices are up — our increase is more than the national average,” she added. “The cable company says your bill is going to be $29.99 and you turn around ten minutes later it’s $120.”

“All those things are things people care about.”

NTK Network noted in early May that McCaskill has bashed the American economy on more than one occasion in 2018, even as unemployment sinks below four percent.

Rooting against the American economy is a curious tactic for a vulnerable U.S. senator. We’ll find out in November if it serves McCaskill’s political ambitions.

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