Wednesday, December 13, 2017
SHOW-ME SPECIAL ELECTION CONSEQUENCES: SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL STAYS WINNING MISSOURI SENATE RACE THANKS TO ROY MOORE?!?!
Quick look at Democratic Party talking points and how they'll play out in the Midterm 2018 elections . . .
This bit of analysis is exceptionally apt and offers a script that local Democratic Party denizens will work. It's up to AG Hawley to avoid the not-so-tender trap . . .
Take a look:
LA Times: In stunning 2017 defeats, Republicans see vision of difficulties in 2018
Local connection . . .
Although Moore lost the race, Democrats are likely to continue to try to tie him around the necks of Republican candidates nationwide, a strategy they have been rehearsing over the last several weeks.
"Yesterday, my likely opponent, Josh Hawley, was asked point blank: If you were an Alabamian, would you vote for Roy Moore? He could have been clear and said no. Instead, he refused to take a stand, putting his party politics ahead of fundamental decency," Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill said in a fundraising letter Tuesday.
"Whether you support a man like this is not a hard question to give a straight answer to…. Missourians deserve better than someone like that."
The territory is familiar for McCaskill: She won her Senate seat in 2012 by defeating Todd Akin, a Republican who created a huge backlash when he said that abortion rights were unnecessary for rape victims because in "legitimate" attacks, "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
You decide . . .