Claire McCaskill To Skip Democratic National Convention
Another Democratic Senator has joined Joe Manchin in the decision to not attend the Democratic National Convention, and this one is at the same time surprising and unsurprising:
Claire McCaskill will not be attending the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, a McCaskill aide confirmed to TPM Tuesday. McCaskill joins a list of vulnerable Democratic politicians whose home districts are hostile ground for President Obama and who will be steering clear of the convention.
“In years when Claire is on the ballot, she has historically not gone to the convention,” the aide said, “because she believes it’s important to stay in Missouri to talk to voters.”
Yea, and I am sure that the fact that she happens to be perhaps the most vulnerable Democratic Senator running for re-election this year, in a state that seems to be clearly trending Republican, has nothing to do with it at all I’m sure.