Claire McCaskill consistently contradicts herself when it comes to rural voters. In a recent interview with St. Louis Public Radio, McCaskill expressed the importance of reaching out to rural voters:
McCASKILL: “I was not taught, and nor did I see role modeling, of really emphasizing campaigning everywhere in the state, and my mother is probably more responsible for knocking sense into me after 2004 and saying, ‘you cannot expect to work for the people of this state if you are not in every corner of the state so quit thinking you can run up the margins in St. Louis and Kansas City and ignore the rest of the state.’”
However, at closed door campaign event, McCaskill told supporters the exact opposite: “If we do our job in St. Louis County, you know, I can give up a few votes in the Bootheel.”
The comment is featured in a new ad from the Hawley campaign:
It is clear McCaskill does not have the best interests of all Missourians in mind and is willing to say whatever is necessary to win re-election.