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Pence to Visit MO This Thursday, Put Pressure on McCaskill for 2nd Straight Week

The vice president is going on offense against Claire McCaskill ahead of a tough vote for the incumbent senator on the Supreme Court vacancy.

By NTK Staff | 07.16.2018 @10:00am
Pence to Visit MO This Thursday, Put Pressure on McCaskill for 2nd Straight Week

Vice President Mike Pence will continue his offensive effort against one of the nation’s most vulnerable Democratic incumbents on Thursday, attending a fundraiser to boost Attorney General Josh Hawley (R-MO) in his campaign against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO).

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported over the weekend:

The St. Louis event on Thursday morning is hosted by America First Policies, a nonprofit organization set up last year to promote President Donald Trump’s policy agenda. It begins at 9:45 a.m. at the St. Louis Marriott Grand on Washington Avenue downtown. A Pence spokeswoman confirmed he will also attend a fundraiser for Hawley on Thursday, but few other details are available. A spokesman for Hawley’s U.S. Senate campaign could not be immediately reached for comment.

Last week, Pence criticized McCaskill at an event in Kansas City, saying the state “deserves better” than her.

“These aren’t your parents’ liberals anymore. I mean, the truth is the Democratic Party’s gone further to the left than ever before — and you need to look only at Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill,” Pence told a crowd of more than 500 at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, according to a transcript released by the White House.

“Time and again, Claire McCaskill has voted ‘no’ on the policies that Missouri supports and Missouri needs,” he continued. “I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think Missouri deserves better.”

Pressure from the second-ranking public official in the country will continue to give McCaskill political headaches in 2018, as she faces a choice between her liberal allies and her constituents over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court later this summer or fall.

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