McCaskill: Biden's coming to KC to help me
The Kansas City Star
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill isn’t afraid of having Vice President Joe Biden visit Missouri to raise money for her.
He’s coming to town on Monday, July 9, McCaskill’s office announced Friday.
In a way, this is a poke in the eye to Republicans and other McCaskill critics. They have been vociferous in pointing out that - they think - McCaskill will run away from the Obama administration because of its unpopularity in Missouri.
With McCaskill involved in what everyone expects to be a tight race for re-election, avoiding the president might make sense.
And McCaskill’s decision to not go to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., did help send that kind of message.
Yet here’s what McCaskill says about Biden’s upcoming appearance:
“It’s always a pleasure to welcome Vice President Joe Biden to the great State of Missouri and I am humbled by his support for my re-election campaign. Whether it was during our time together in the Senate or over the past four years, Vice President Biden has been a good friend and a strong advocate for middle class families across America. Like me, Vice President Biden has always worked to achieve commonsense, compromise solutions to the challenges we face and it’s an honor that he’s willing to come to Kansas City and help my campaign.”
The fundraiser will highlight McCaskill’s continued ties to the Obama administration.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.
What would you expect her to do, anyway: Emphasize her ties to the GOP side of the aisle?