With less than two weeks to go, Senator Claire McCaskill is making her final pitch to voters and Missouri Democrats are openly criticizing the message. In her attempt to win over voters in a state the President won by double digits, she’s alienating the base that finds her “very disappointing.” CNN highlights her radio ad that asserts she’s “not one of those crazy Democrats” and the direct criticism from a Missouri State Senate Democrat:
“The ad appears designed to win over skeptical Trump voters, whose support McCaskill will need to best Hawley. But the phrase “crazy Democrats” could alienate some voters in McCaskill’s own party at a moment when she is counting on their enthusiasm.
State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat whose district includes Ferguson, told CNN she believes the ad could refer to African-American voters in the state’s cities, among other subsets of the Democratic base.
McCaskill “is calling her base in the urban areas crazy Democrats,” Chappelle-Nadal said, “and she’s relying on those so-called crazy Democrats to make sure she wins.”
Chappelle-Nadal decided previously that she plans to write in a candidate rather than vote for McCaskill, who Chappelle-Nadal says has been “very disappointing.”
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