Claire McCaskill

Staffer Says Greitens Won’t Campaign for Hawley

Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley (R) appears to be distancing himself from embattled Gov. Eric Greitens (R) as he prepares to kick into full gear his campaign to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D), the Missourian reports.

Hawley consultant Brad Todd told reporters that Greitens “has plenty of things on his plate” and said not to expect him on the campaign trail.

Said Todd: “The election is going to be a whole lot more about what happens on the floor of the Senate than in the basement of the Greitens’ house.”

McCaskill Took Action to Hide Travel on Private Plane

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) took action earlier this year to make her family’s private plane untrackable by the public, the Washington Free Beacon reports.

“The company hired by McCaskill to operate the plane, a 2009 Pilatus PC-12/47E, wrote to the FAA earlier this year in April to ask that tracking information on the plane be blocked from the public, according to email records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon through a Freedom of Information Act request.”

McCaskill Won’t Support Gorsuch Nomination

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) “will vote to filibuster Neil Gorsuch, becoming the 36th Democratic senator to vow to block President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee from confirmation,” Politico reports.

“McCaskill’s announcement Friday pushes the Senate ever-closer to a major confrontation next week over the chamber’s rules. If Democrats can secure five more votes to deny Gorsuch the 60 votes he needs to advance, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is likely to gut the supermajority requirement on Supreme Court nominees using the ‘nuclear option.'”

McCaskill Will Stay in the Senate

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said she will not run for governor in 2016 — staying put in the U.S. Senate, USA Today reports.

“McCaskill’s decision to forgo the governor’s race comes after months of speculation about her political ambitions, fueled in part by her fundraising largess. She donated more than $500,000 to Democratic state legislative candidates and party committees in the 2014 election cycle.”

McCaskill Book Delayed Until Next Summer

Sen. Claire McCaskill’s (D-MO) forthcoming book, tentatively titled Plenty Ladylike, was expected by the end of 2014 but has been delayed until July 2015, the Kansas City Star reports.

“The Missouri Democrat has promised the full story of her 2012 victory over Todd Akin, and the tome may include other insider score-settling as well.”

[speech_bubble type=”std” subtype=”a” icon=”pwdome.jpg” name=””]This book has been talked up for months but I question how interesting the McCaskill-Akin race will seem next summer. [/speech_bubble]