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Report: McCaskill Ticked Off About Liberal Opposition to Banking Bill

Is the vulnerable senator feeling the heat of a tough reelection campaign?

By NTK Staff | 03.12.2018 @12:00pm
Report: McCaskill Ticked Off About Liberal Opposition to Banking Bill

With Attorney General Josh Hawley (R-MO) kicking off a campaign against her this week and starting the race eight points ahead of her, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) may be feeling the political heat of a tough reelection fight.

Worse for McCaskill, the heat may be extending to her work in the U.S. Senate.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that McCaskill “vented about liberals” at an intra-party meeting last week, over their public opposition to a bipartisan banking bill co-sponsored by McCaskill.

The criticism from one of their own caused centrists’ tempers to boil over, at least privately. At a Democratic lunch meeting at the Capitol last Tuesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, a co-sponsor, vented about liberals for leveling intraparty attacks, people familiar with the matter said.

McCaskill may be trying to burnish her bipartisan credentials for the admakers supporting her reelection effort in 2018, but it’s going to be difficult for her to explain her vote against tax cuts in December 2017. A poll of Missouri voters released last week found a clear majority (58 percent) supported the tax cuts that McCaskill voted against.

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