We’ve gotten to know Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill pretty well during the Obama years.
She hitched her star to the Obama administration hoping to ride it up the political food chain.
She just didn’t count on a Trump revolution to turn business as usual politics upside down.
Now she may face a primary because progressive liberals are upset with the turn of events caused by politicians in their party.
The Hill reports:
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Thursday compared a faction of Democrats calling for their party to become increasingly progressive to the Tea Party movement that grew out of Republicans’ opposition to President Barack Obama.
That wing of the party, McCaskill said on “The Mark Reardon Show” in St. Louis, could offer up a primary challenger to take on the two-term senator when she runs for reelection next year.
“I’m for sure going to run,” McCaskill said. “And I may have a primary because there is, in our party now, some of the same kind of enthusiasm at the base that the Republican Party had with the Tea Party.”
“Many of those people are very impatient with me because they don’t think I’m pure. For example, they think I should be voting against all of Trump’s nominees and of course I’m judging each nominee on its own merit,” she said.
McCaskill finds herself in a red state which supported Trump.
So a primary isn’t her only worry in a re-election bid.
In her Thursday interview, McCaskill took aim at her own party, saying that the Democrats haven’t listened to the concerns of voters “that fundamentally think Washington, D.C., is not paying any attention to their needs.”