McCaskill Named Senate Dems’ Most Vulnerable Incumbent, Yet Again McCaskill Named Senate Dems’ Most Vulnerable Incumbent, Yet Again – NTK Network

McCaskill Named Senate Dems’ Most Vulnerable Incumbent, Yet Again

A new ranking of the Senate's top 10 races finds Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is once again the nation's most vulnerable Senate Democrat.

By NTK Staff | 02.05.2018 @12:00pm
McCaskill Named Senate Dems’ Most Vulnerable Incumbent, Yet Again

A new month, a new set of rankings from CNN on the top 10 U.S. Senate races in the country. Yet one item from these monthly rankings remains true: Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent in the nation.

Despite a tough election environment for the national GOP – a midterm election in which they control the White House and both chambers of Congress – CNN listed McCaskill’s U.S. Senate seat in Missouri as the third-most likely to flip in 2018.

…Trump won Missouri by 19 percentage points. That’s a big hole for McCaskill to climb out of.

Eight of the top 10 U.S. Senate seats most likely to flip are controlled by Democrats. One (Arizona) is an open seat, and one is controlled by a Republican.

The re-confirmation of McCaskill’s vulnerability comes as she is getting hammered by a pro-life group, The Susan B. Anthony List, for her vote against a bill that would have banned abortion in the U.S. at 20 weeks (or five months).

The Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life politicians, has launched a digital campaign tying Democratic senators facing re-election in states that President Donald Trump carried in 2016 to support for late term abortions. On Monday, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D., N.D.), and Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mt.) voted to block a 20-week abortion ban, while Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.) abstained from voting. While the bill won a majority of senators, it failed to reach the 60-vote threshold to overcome filibuster, effectively killing the legislation. SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said the senators need to be held accountable for their votes.

It’s shaping up to be a rough winter for McCaskill, still months ahead of the political fight of her life.

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