JEFFERSON CITY – Ahead of Friday’s forum between Senator Claire McCaskill and Attorney General Josh Hawley, Missouri Rising Action is launching a new 30-second digital ad titled “Poster Child,” demonstrating how after 36 years in political office, career politician Claire McCaskill has become the poster child for the need for term limits in the federal government.
“After 36 years in political office, Claire McCaskill is the poster child for the need for term limits in Washington, DC,” said Brian Rogers, Executive Director of Missouri Rising Action. “So much has changed since 1982 – America defeated communism, the World Wide Web went global – but Claire McCaskill is still in office, collecting a paycheck in Washington, voting with liberal Democrats against the values of Missouri.”
Missouri Rising Action recently released another digital ad titled “Nod,” urging Sen. McCaskill to quit standing with Washington liberals and vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Full script and ad documentation below.
SCRIPT: “Poster Child” (:30- Digital):
VO: 1982, the Cardinals won the World Series,
Reagan was in the White House,
And Claire McCaskill first sough political office.
36 years later, McCaskill is still running.
And now McCaskill is one of the richest Senators.
And she is still voting with Washington liberals and the Hollywood elite.
Decades of liberal votes, years of self-enrichment,
Washington needs term limits.
And Claire McCaskill is the poster child.
In 2018, its time to term limit career politician Claire McCaskill.
AD FACTS: “Poster Child” (:30- Digital):
McCaskill Has Been Running For Elected Offices For 36 Years
McCaskill Was First Elected To The Missouri House Of Representatives In 1982. “Democrat Claire McCaskill began her political career in 1982, when she was elected to the first of three terms in the Missouri House of Representatives. Along the way she won races for Jackson County prosecutor and state auditor before embarking on the longest of long shots: challenging incumbent Gov. Bob Holden in the August primary.” (Josh Flory, “Quest For Office A Study In Contrasts,” Columbia Daily Tribune, 10/24/04)
McCaskill “Climbed The Political Ladder,” Moving From A Local Prosecutor “Through A Succession Of State And Local Elected Positions.” “McCaskill, 51, is a classic baby boomer Democrat, a lawyer who came of age during the heyday of the women’s movement. She climbed the political ladder, first as a local prosecutor, then moved through a succession of state and local elected positions.” (Kit Wagar, “Governor Race Gives Voters Very Different Choices,” The Kansas City Star, 10/23/04)
Shepard’s Wealth Helped Make McCaskill The 4th Wealthiest U.S. Senator In The 115th Congress
According To CQ Roll Call, McCaskill Was The 4th Richest U.S. Senator In The 115th Congress. (CQ Roll Call, Updated 9/11/18)
McCaskill Votes In Lock Step With Washington Liberals
On Average, McCaskill Voted With President Obama 93 Percent Of The Time. (Sen. Claire McCaskill, CQ Vote Studies, Accessed 3/30/17)
On Average, McCaskill Voted With Senate Democrats 83 Percent Of The Time. (Sen. Claire McCaskill, CQ Vote Studies, Accessed 2/28/18)
Between 2007 And 2018, McCaskill Voted With Chuck Schumer 85 Percent Of The Time. (CQ Vote Study, Accessed 6/28/18)
Between 2013 And 2018, McCaskill Voted With Elizabeth Warren 82 Percent Of The Time. (CQ Vote Study, Accessed 6/28/18)