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The difference between social media and real life was the cheering @mikeparson received today from the crowd in Sedalia when answering some urban reporters question about masks. 6:00 PM · Aug 13, 2020
Michael Bersin @MBersin
Missouri DHSS – Pettis County, Missouri 8/13/20 1,370.41 COVID-19 cases per 100,000.
People won’t be able to cheer the unelected Governor in Sedalia when some “urban” reporters ask him about wearing masks while they’re face down in a hospital bed breathing through a ventilator. 6:39 PM · Aug 13, 2020
Yvonne Reeves-Chong (D): … The 122nd, we, it’s actually open, but, we aven’t had a Democrat run for that seat since 2006. We ceded the territory. And, I’m going to make a difference, as she mentioned.
I’m running this thing, and I’m running this race, and I’m making them chase me. [applause] Guys, I went up with four by eights [signs] last week. And I’m talking to every single person. I woke up at six thirty, well, I woke up at five thirty. Six thirty this morning I was at the Great Chili Cookoff. [laughter] Because there were four hundred people at the Great Chili Cookoff. Now, I’m strictly a microwave kind of girl. [laughter] So I found some good Democrats that could cook. And we made some dang good chili, came in third. [applause]
But one of the things that happened today that I thought was really interesting, I was in the kitchen because they allowed me to stir, no more. And I was doing stirring duty and one of the other contestants walked over and said, you know, I just took a picture of you and sent it, sent it to my cousin, who is my opponent, because you’re here and he isn’t. [applause]
Everybody’s going to tell you that we can’t win. They’re gonna tell you that this is red territory. And on the surface I think they might be right. It looks kind of red. Until we start talking to people.
What makes the difference? My district is a red district. And every district that we don’t compete in is a red district. [applause]
Last week I held a town hall meeting. I decided we were gonna talk about guns. And I’m a Democrat. And I got a hundred people together in a red district. And I had Moms Demand Justice up here in the front row. And I had the guy over in the back corner, ’cause you know those guys are gonna sit in the back corner. [laughter] Going, your gonna take my gun. And we spent an hour talking. And at the end of that hour we came up with a background check law that every single person in that room agreed to. [applause] We are not going to win on Facebook. We are not going to win by talking to each other in groups like this. And I love doing this. It’s necessary, but it will not win our race. I’m lucky. I have a pretty contained district. And I’m going to talk to every single person. [applause] When we left the gun town hall the guy in the back walked up to me and said, I really hate that you’re a damn Democrat. [laughter] I looked at him and said, gonna break a trend, aren’t I? He said, yep, gimme a big old hug ’cause I gotta vote for you. [applause]…
Yvonne Reeves-Chong (D): …So, I’m gonna be that damn Democrat. And I’m going to talk to people who don’t like me. We are in this for the people that live next door to us. And the people that work at the companies, not just the people that own the companies. [applause]
If I can give you any hint, and we’ve got a lot of candidates here, we’re getting ready to do some really great things this year. We’re aiming for greatness.
And, I, I’m a single parent. Raised my son. And I think he’s great. He’s a pretty successful kid. He’s got his head on straight, um, he’s a pastor, been a pastor for fifteen years. And so I talk to him. You know, ’cause I gotta get my mom strokes in. ‘Cause, obviously, I did a great job. [laughter] And, and I asked him, I said, what could I have done better? Expecting him to say, Mom, you’re the best. And he said, Mom, you did a lot of really terrific things, you gave me voice lessons, and piano lessons, we went to museums, we discussed cultural things, you got me a terrific education. But, you know what, Mom? It would have been easier to be great if you had done one thing. Well, what’s that? He said, Mom, you should have taught me how to make my bed every morning. I said, what? He said, Mom, you see, it’s the little daily things we do tat ease the path to greatness.
It’s not the big things. We’re not gonna win this race on Election Day. We’re gonna win our races by making our beds every morning and talking to the woman at the drive through, or going to talk to the hotel maid, if you’re staying in a hotel overnight. You’re gonna talk to the person at WalMart. We’re gonna door knock, but we’re gonna have real conversations with real, with real people. You’re gonna talk to that neighbor with the Trump sign in his yard. Talk to him. He voted for Trump ’cause he’s mad. And he should be. And if you look at what’s going on in Jeff City right now, furious. So, you strut right past that Trump sign, knock on the door with the Confederate flag. [laughter] Oh, I do. Those are my people. [laughter][applause] Talk to them. That’s really all they’ve asked for, for years. They asked us to please talk to ’em.
So, let’s go make our beds. Let’s do those small things. Every one of us. In every one of these districts…
Judy Baker (D): [….] …So I want to talk tonight about three chronic conditions that Missouri has.
The first one is, we have chronic health system failure. But what that is, is, we’ve talked about Medicaid expansion, it’s largely that. U. Medicaid expansion has two things, two big things going on with it. First of all, this, uh, administration in Missouri has kicked off over a hundred thousand children off of health care. That’s children, people. And then last week they bragged about that because they did that there is more money in the budget. And my opponent [Caleb Rowden (r)] has even said, well, because we have, we were able to do that then, you know, we might be able to give more money to education. Pitting children against their own education. How egregious is that?
Uh, and then secondarily in health care we have the money people have talked about. And I’m gonna give you a number. When we say that we’ve sent our taxpayer dollars to Washington, D.C. and we have not, we have not seen it come back because it’s been going to Illinois, and Kansas, Iowa, uh, because they all took, uh, Medicaid expansion. Even Kansas has worked a deal to do that.
It’s a big number. And it’s with a B. It’s one point eight billion dollars a year that we don’t bring back to Missouri. Every, every, every single report and study that’s been done on Medicaid expansion has shown that state revenues go up, average wage goes up. Who would like a raise? Yeah, all of us would like a raise. Uh, they way to do that is to actually do Medicaid expansion. Chronic health system failure at the hands of the current Republican leadership.
The second is chronic unfairness. Chronic unfairness, both in the country and in our state. Rising inequality, we have the highest inequality in the last fifty years. That means people are working harder and getting less. And people at the top are doing quite well, thank you very much. Less than fifty percent of Americans can even have enough at the end of the month to put anything away in saving accounts. So when they say, oh, well, you know, our 401K is doing okay, most people don’t have a 401K, thank you very much. So, chronic unfairness…
Judy Baker (D): …My opponent has worked against the, uh, Proposition Four minimum wage. So, we have, we have got to do something about that chronic problem.
And then lastly, number three, chronic political disempowerment. You all know what I mean by that, I’m having a lot of shaking heads. It means gerrymandering, it means too much money in politics, it means that one person, one vote has been diluted, particularly in Missouri.
My opponent just reported his numbers for fundraising in the fourth quarter. And it was practically all PAC money. I have real people in my report giving ten and fifty and hundred and fifty and two hundred dollars at a time. And I’m very, very proud of that. We’re not gonna win on having the most money, but we’re gonna win on having the best money. [applause]
Chronic political disempowerment. We are now governing by ballot. Do you all know what I mean by that? Missourians, whatever they want and the legislature won’t give us, which is a lot of things, we have to go to the ballot for. Like minimum wage, raising the minimum wage. Like, right to work, defeating right to work. And having fair labor practices in this state. And Clean Missouri. To get money out of politics, we had to take it to the ballot. And now to have adequate health care for our children and our citizen and our working families, we have to take it to the ballot. Why do we have to do that? Because our representatives don’t represent us anymore. They represent large interests and whoever gives them the most money…
Judy Baker (D): …So, the most important thing that you all want to hear from me tonight is how are we gonna win. Senate 19. What’s my name again? [voices:] “Judy Baker.” Judy Baker. And what’s my district? [voices:] “Senate 19.” Senate 19. It’s Columbia, Booneville, and all those areas around there.
How do we win? We barely lost this seat in 2016. We should have won this one. Tis is our seat and we’re gonna take it back. I have already [applause], yes. How are we gonna win? I already won this seat once. I told you I ran for State Treasurer in that year 2016, when I ran, if you take out just Senate 19 I actually won the district in 2016. And then Claire McCaskill won it in 2018. So, 2020, Judy Baker’s taking it back. [applause]
Clean Missouri, Clean Missouri, where we take money out of politics and we get rid of gerrymandering. Clean Missouri passed in my district, Senate District 19, with seventy-one percent of the vote. I’m telling you, right now, Caleb Rowden (r) has a problem. And that problem’s name is: [voices:] “Judy Baker.” That is right. Judy Baker is coming to get him. The train is coming through and we’re gonna take him down.
And we’re gonna show them what real representation looks like.
I can’t thank you all enough for being here tonight and supporting Democrats.
We have a webite, uh, we could use some funds. Uh, but mostly, I want you to support the host of the party tonight and thank her very much for allowing us to come and be here. [applause]
Last thing. When we win this in November, believe it or not, for Columbia and Booneville in Missouri this will be the first female state senator in those counties. [applause]
Elad Gross (D), candidate for Attorney General, speaking in Sedalia, Missouri on January 25, 2020.
Lindsey Simmons, a Democratic Party candidate in the 4th Congressional District, held a campaign meet and greet event, including area and statewide candidates, in Sedalia yesterday evening. Elad Gross (D), a candidate for Attorney General addressed the crowd of a little over a hundred individuals:
Elad Gross (D): (audio edit) …Today Missouri is the, one of the most dangerous states in the country because of the level of violence that we’re seeing in so many communities. It’s not limited to St. Louis, it’s not limited to Kansas City, it’s in Springfield, it’s in St. Joe, it’s in Columbia, it’s just about anywhere that you’d go.
That’s what’s at stake in this election. That’s what we’re voting on. We have to decide if we’re gonna be putting our kids before all these other issue that we squabble about all the time. It’s way beyond party, it’s way beyond all this stuff that we see on TV, all this manufactured debates. It’s about the character of us as Missourians.
We need to change the people that we have representing us and the way that we are being represented. And that’s why we need to send Lindsey [Simmons] to Congress. [applause] That’s why we need to do that. Because, you see that there’s almost no event where you’re going to see Lindsey by herself. You’ve always got your kid with you. And that means so much, right? You all know him. But that’s, that’s the representation that we need. And so I’m so happy you’re running. Thank you for doing it. [applause] Thank you. Yeah.
…Because the way that we get this done is by building community with each other. It’s by looking at each other and finding out how can we help one another. It’s by saying that when, when you’re kid is hurt, that’s my kid, too. It’s by saying that we have each others’ backs. And that’s why it is so important for us to be in this room tonight. And we all understand it. But we also know that there are lots of people who are not in tis room tonight. There are lots of folks who should be in this room tonight, who have the same interests that we do, who know what the stakes are, but so many of them have given up. So many of them have said, what’s the point? I get all these promises and nothing ever changes for me. Right? We know those people.
That’s why this has to be so much more than just getting one or two or three people in this room elected to office. Even all of us.
We have got to change the way that we run Missouri. We have got to change it. We have got to take back our state.
That’s what’s at stake in this election. And that’s why we need to get people in this room elected. We need to get people in this room. We need to go door-to-door and make sure that they understand that they have hope in this election, too. That we are going to take back our state and make sure that folks like Lindsey [Simmon] and everybody else in this room represent us. [applause] That’s what we ought to do. Thank you all.
“…And I think that we have to be brave enough to believe that our troops are worth more than pawns on Donald Trump’s chess set…”
Lindsey Simmons (D) – candidate in the 4th Congressional District – Sedalia, Missouri – January 25, 2020.
Lindsey Simmons, a Democratic Party candidate in the 4th Congressional District, held a campaign meet and greet event, including area and statewide candidates, in Sedalia yesterday evening. Throughout the evening the crowd of over a hundred individuals were able to speak individually with candidate and then listened to their prepared remarks.
Lindsey Simmons (D):
Lindsey Simmons (D): ….Here I have my mom [applause], she, uh, grew up, uh in [inaudible] in Saline County….according to, uh, a couple of people here we look the same…she was the first person in her family to go to college. She was a sophomore in college when I was born. And by the time she was thirty she had two more kids and a masters degree. So, if you want to know why I am strong, she’s sitting right there. [applause]
I have my Grammy over here who lived on that farm in Napton with my Pawpaw, working the same land his dad worked. She taught me how to pray, she taught me how to husk corn, how to snap beans, and how to cook better than my mom. [laughter] And if you want to know why I am optimistic, if you want to know why I believe in being kind to people, she’s sitting right there. [applause]
I have my dad…there he is…My dad is a small business owner, he runs his own farm. When I was a kid he used to throw football with me and my brother after school. He took me to the University of Nebraska when I was in high school to help me learn how to pole vault like the boys, because girls at my high school did not pole vault. And then, when I…tore up my knee, I had three surgeries in the course of six months, and my dad taught me how to walk again. And if you want to know why I am tough, and why a girl from a small rural county believes she can do anything a man can do, he’s sitting back there. [applause]
And my Grandma Simmons, who’s from Otterville, just short way away from here, with the same farmland that’s been in her family for over a hundred years. My grandpa was a Methodist Minister, and if you want to know why I believe we should take care of our neighbor as our own, why we help the least among us, why a core principle of society should be treat others as you would want them to treat yourself, she is right there. [applause]
There are people who have asked why I decided to have this event in Sedalia. Well, I learned every lesson I needed to know in Marshall, I went to church at Marshall Junction, and I spent every holiday over in Otterville. I am here because this is my home. [applause]
I have an amazing husband who’s the most honorable, kind, supportive human being I have ever been blessed to meet in my entire life. And together, we have a son who’s very good at those light saber lessons. [laughter] And if you want to know why I’m standing here and doing this, it’s because of them. Because this is for my family and this is for my home. And I have decided to take my home back. [applause]
Lindsey Simmons (D): …I, uh, had the great privilege of growing up here in Missouri. It’s a legacy from Harry Truman. I was a student in the public education system of Mel Carnahan. I’m a strong Missouri woman following in the footsteps of Claire McCaskill. And from the moment I was born until after I graduated college my representative was a man by the name of Ike Skelton. [applause]
Mr. Aull wrote my letter of recommendation so that I could intern wit Congressman Skelton in his D.C. office in 2008. And I went out to Washington, D.C….I got put to work answering phones, doing e-mails, giving tours, and my specialty was on agricultural policy in the 4th District and on rural communities.
But Congressman Skelton gave us special assignments, something that was really important to him, was that anyone who’s interested in public policy takes the time to learn history. And e had a long list of about fifty texts that he thought anyone in public policy or making decisions about national security could read. And he assigned each of his interns a book over the course of the summer to read those books….I ended up having book chats with the Congressman. First we read about Daniel Boone, then we learned about Lord Horatio Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, and I read ten books wit the Congressman that summer. And I can tell you that the highest compliment that he ever paid anyone was taken from his idol, which was Harry Truman. And that was – every day you work to do your damnedest.
And in the winter of 2009, uh, my grandfather got ill. And I needed an excuse to stalk my grandparents in Otterville so that I could help them. And Congressman Skelton let me work in the district office right here in Sedalia. And we helped veterans get access to the VA. We worked with people who were in the National Guard, helping them get Tricare. And we helped people with their Social Security benefits.
And, unfortunately, that winter my grandpa passed away. But Ike Skelton wrote a hand written note to my grandma thanking him for his service in Korea. Because every single day Ike did his damnedest for everyone. [applause]
Lindsey Simmons (D): …You know, in the 4th District here, I think that we are, and we must be, brave enough to believe that we have a representative who actually works for us and shows up. I think that we have to be brave enough to believe that our politics can inspire optimism. And that we can build communities instead of building walls. I think that we have to believe that we can grow and create alliances instead of division. I think that we have to be brave enough to believe that medical decisions should be based on medicine, and not the amount of money in your bank account. [applause] I think we have to be brave enough to believe that communities should be like here I grew up, where schools are fully funded, teachers are paid more than baby sitters, because when we have strong schools we have strong communities and strong families.[applause]
I think that we have to be brave enough to believe that consumers in the United States of America know where their beef is raised before they buy it. [applause] I think that local communities should have control over that community. I think that we need to understand that a trade war should not be borne on the backs of family farmers who are left as collateral damage. [applause] I think that we have to be brave enough to believe that we all deserve to breathe clean air, and drink clean water, and hunt healthy game. I think that we have to be brave enough to believe that investing in adaptation policy benefits our economy as much as it does our environment, and as much as it does our infrastructure. We have to do these things.
And I think that we have to be brave enough to believe that our troops are worth more than pawns on Donald Trump’s chess set. [applause]
You know, when Congressman Skelton gave his farewell address on the House floor…he talked about his time on the House Armed Services Committee. And he talked about how it was a great bipartisan group, because you get things done for the troops. You don’t play politics with our military. But, he said that in 2010 something really was starting to worry him. That as a result of that election, which was the tea party wave, there was a growing hallowing out of the center and a rise of politicians who were on extremes, making it nearly impossible to compromise on important legislation. He said that his greatest fear in this country was a growing chasm between those who protect our freedoms and the protected, this growing divide between military and civilian life. And let me tell you something, that chasm is real…
Lindsey Simmons (D):…When I was born the Berlin Wall hadn’t been torn down yet. And I am bothered that the United States of America is trying to build another wall. [applause] You know, I was five years old when I shot my first gun, and I was ten years old during Columbine. And I can’t for the life of me figure out why protecting hunters and protecting students needs to be mutually exclusive. [applause] I was six years old when the flood of ’93 turned my Pawpaw’s farm into a lake. And I was fourteen years old when I saved up my allowance, went to the library, and printed off, five cents a page, the IPCC report for the first time. I did. My mom is laughing at me because I really did that….I don’t understand why taking care of our environment and the planet that we all live on is a divisive issue. I really don’t. I was fourteen years old when 9/11 happened. And my husband’s about to go off on his third deployment. And I’d sure like to know when we’re gonna get out of these wars so that my son doesn’t end up having to go. [applause] I was twenty-one when we had the great recession. I was still in college, afraid to graduate because there weren’t any jobs. In my hometown tons of businesses shut down and rural communities have never recovered. And I would like to know why we can’t make investments in rural Missouri. [applause] And I’ll be thirty-three when I’m sworn in as the next congresswoman from the 4th District. [applause]
There are three things that you’re gonna hear a lot from me over the next several months. One, is about families. Everything that our campaign is going to advocate for is about families. About supporting working families, supporting unions, supporting farming families, supporting military families. Because when families have good jobs, when their kids can go to day care, when the schools are open five days a week and are fully funded, then our live are better, our communities are stronger, and that’s what we need to be fighting for.
We’re going to be fighting for fairness. Fairness in elections. You shouldn’t be able to buy your congressional seat. You shouldn’t be able to buy the presidency. We’re gonna talk about fairness in the tax code. You should not be a janitor, making thirty thousand dollars a year, paying fifteen percent in taxes, but then another guy down the street, making the exact same amount of money trading stocks, and his tax liability? Zero. [applause] Companies like Amazon shouldn’t be paying less in taxes than all of us. That doesn’t make any sense. [applause]
And we’re also gonna talk about freedom. The freedom to hunt, the freedom to pray, the freedom to love who you love, and the freedom of all people to be treated equally under the law. [applause]
The early morning Governor’s Ham Breakfast in the second week of the State Fair in Sedalia is the largest annual one day gathering of ostrich skin boots, tailored jeans, and silver decorated leather belts in the State of Missouri.
We’re talking menswear.
It’s an opportunity for us to photograph and (rarely, if ever) talk to a number of Missouri politicians, all in one place at the same time.
This year a number of office holders either skipped the event or managed to avoid the entrance gauntlet. Others made their way through it.
Governor Mike Parson (r).
Right wingnut swag.
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft (r).
Eli Yokley – Morning Consult.
On a break of sorts, though he hasn’t stopped tweeting. We knew Eli way back when…
State Auditor and recently announced gubernatorial candidate Nicole Galloway (D):
State Auditor Nicole Galloway (D).
After covering the breakfast under the tent for 1000 people we ventured on to the State Fair grounds.
An encounter on the main drag:
A blue ribbon in the Home Economics Building:
Getting ready to judge pies:
Judging rabbits in the Poultry/Rabbit Building. Poultry during the first week of the fair, rabbits during the second week:
Various political parties have tents on the main drag promoting their candidates and ideology.
The folks at the Democratic Party tent have noted a consistent number of people this year passing by calling out and yelling “Socialists!” (among other things) at them. Yeah, sure, everyone’s a rabid capitalist until their party leader imposes tariffs to engage in a trade war and then has Congress bail out agricultural interests. We didn’t ask the occupants of the Republican tent if people were consistently yelling “Fascists!” at them. We probably should have.
The 4th Congressional District Democratic Committee held its bi-monthly meeting in Sedalia this afternoon. Elad Gross (D), a candidate for Attorney General in 2020, an open records advocate, and a foe of “dark money”, spoke to the group.
Elad Gross (D), Sedalia, Missouri, April 7, 2019.
…I’m running for Attorney General because we need to enforce those rules, very much. I’m running to prosecute public corruption in our state, bring accountability back to Jefferson City, and end dark money. [applause] I’m assuming from that reaction we know what dark money is. [laughter] Dark money’s the worst. Dark money is anonymous campaign contributions. It’s pretty much it. So, if you’ve donated to a candidate before….if you want to donate, if we want to donate we have to give a whole bunch of information about ourselves, right? So you say how much money I’m donating, we get your first name, your last name, your address, uh, who you work for, what you do. Yeah?
Now, if you have a whole bunch of money you don’t have to do any of that….but if you have a bunch of money, you hire a bunch of attorneys, and you start a charity….So we create this charity…we take millions and millions of dollars from you and all of your friends and you put it into the non-profit….and all the names of the donors it cleanses them off because these…non-profits don’t have to reveal the names of their donors. Yeah, so then, the non-profit takes all that money and gives it away to candidates, to issues, whatever it wants. Right, million of dollars. And we never see the original sources of those donations. None. [….]
Elad Gross spoke for about forty-five minutes and then took questions.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Does Pelosi really believe that Rep. Omar’s statements are anti-Semitic? This weekend she blithely promoted their shared cover on @RollingStone while Omar was doubling down that supporters of Israel “push for allegiance to a foreign country.”
[….] 4:01 PM – 4 Mar 2019 from Washington, DC
A few of the comments:
Rep. Hartzler, do you believe Obama is a US citizen? Did you condemn Republicans who said he wasn’t? I never remember you commenting on that issue. Did you?
She did comment on the issue (see below).
Do Republicans really believe all that was said in the 2hr TPAC speech yesterday? #GOP double standards
Do @SteveKingIA next.
Qui tacet consentire videtur.
You’re arguing in bad faith.
“MY BLIND LOYALTY IS THE ONLY BLIND LOYALTY ALLOWED. ALL OTHER BLIND LOYALTY IS REPREHENSIBLE!” -@RepHartzler probably
People who aren’t influenced by $$ or brainwashed by cable news agree with Ilhan. Sorry you have a problem with people actually doing their jobs, criticizing our gov instead of blithely promoting foreign propaganda all the damn time.
Do @Jim_Jordan next
Qui tacet consentire videtur.
Look forward to your tweet condemning @Jim_Jordan, next.
You guys really do live in the glassiest of glass houses, don’t you? [….]
Does Hartzler believe that @SteveKingIA and @realDonaldTrump had said many racist statements. Remember Charlottesville chanters, “Jews will not replace us?” Trump they were fine people. You’re a hypocrite!
“Rep. Hartzler, do you believe Obama is a US citizen? Did you condemn Republicans who said he wasn’t? I never remember you commenting on that issue. Did you?”
A congresswoman from Missouri expressed doubt over Obama’s birth certificate, becoming the second Republican elected official this week to make comments sympathetic to the birther movement.
U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler answered a question about Obama’s birth certificate from a man who identified himself as a veteran during a town hall meeting Thursday. Hartzler — who was filmed by the group Show Me Progress — said she had doubts and asked why Obama did not release his birth certificate sooner….
Josh Hawley’s (r) campaign “flatbed truck” outside the Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast in Sedalia this morning:
The Ivy League vision of a flatbed truck.
And, guess who else was there?:
Our old friend, Eli!
Eli Yokley @eyokley
.@HawleyMO brought his debate trailer to the state fair: “Where is @clairecmc? She’s hiding out in Washington, D.C.”
[….] 9:43 AM – 16 Aug 2018 from Governor’s Ham Breakfast
Much hilarity ensued. Some of the responses:
Senate is in session. Hawley wants MO to elect the first senatorial candidate who doesn’t even have the mental capacity to read a calendar.
Well, the Republican platform is ‘Government is broken. If it isn’t, we’ll make sure it is.” So he’d fit right in.
I see the Mitch McConnell election strategy is being used…keep Senate Dem candidates working & doing their jobs so Rs can use it against them.
She’s in DC because working for Missouri and he’s using it against her?
Enough of that nonsense.
Yeah… pretty sure she is Washington DC doing her job since the Senate is in session. Need a tutorial on how government works?
At work, Josh. Unlike you, when you’re working out at Wilson’s in Columbia, MO, 25 miles from your office, in the middle of the day, during the work week
This second? Yelling at an HHS official at a Senate hearing about not caring for unaccompanied minor children after they leave government care.
Isn’t he supposed to be running the AG’s office on a weekday? That thing he was elected to do?
In Washington DC doing what her constituents pay her to do – legislate.
@HawleyMO – I would hope voters would want a candidate to know the job they are campaigning for, and understand the work schedule. Or at least be able to hire staff to help you understand?
Claire’s in DC working. Remember @SenMajLdr forced everyone to work this month so Dems cannot campaign…er sorry, to affirm Trump’s judge picks. Anyway, it’s nice to see Josh took time away from the gym to launch a campaign to debate Claire.
Um…dude…she’s in D.C. because the Senate is in session, she’s a Senator, and it’s her JOB.
Maybe you could do YOUR job for a change, @HawleyMO? Or are you working out at Wilson’s this morning?
Uh, that’s where she works representing the people of MO. Kind of embarrassing for you if you don’t understand how this works.
That was probably addressed to Josh Hawley (r).
Hahahaha…she’s doing her JOB! [….]
Do not vote for @HawleyMO
He’s made a fool of himself … again
Voters found Senator @ClairecMc at work & doing an exemplary job
As a former prosecutor & a Senator since 2006, she knows the details, she has the strategy to roll up her sleeves, ask questions & find solutions
I found her. She’s doing her job
Duh, McConnell killed the August recess, to prevent the Dem’s from campaigning. But thanks for reminding all of us of the GOP’s cheating ways.
At least Claire was able to teach him the difference between a trailer and a flatbed, LOL.
That assumed he’s educable…
She’s WORKING!!! Turn on CSPAN.
Is @HawleyMO unclear as to what a senator’s job is? Does he know that Congress is in Washington? Very worrying if he doesn’t know these very simple facts.
Maybe if Hawley had McCaskill’s work ethic, he would have had time to investigate Greitens’ illegal coordination with A New Missouri.
Ouch. That’s gonna leave a mark.
I want him to hold a town hall so he can explain to me why he’s trying to take preexisting conditions protection away from millions of Missourians. I really want him to explain that one! #NeverHawley #VoteForClaire
Clearly that is a flatbed truck
The people of the Show-Me State know what’s up.
Wow. He really sucks at this campaign stuff.
Um, I think she’s at work.
He does understand the job he’s seeking will require him to be in D.C. a lot of the time, right?
Claire is in Washington DC. She works there. That’s where the Senate is.
Go get some funnel cake and a corn dog.
Have fun at the fair.
Don’t you people have jobs? Claire is at work not hauling a “flatbed” around the state like @HawleyMO trying to make us believe he’s a regular Missourian.
Take a leap. Hawley didn’t debate a single one of his primary opponents. #HawleyDidntEarnIt
Wow!! Just wow!! You know senate is in session right?!? She’s. Doing. Her. Job!! Do you need a lesson in government?
She’s doing her job as a US Senator today, dealing w/ reunification of families. That’s where she is. I’m sure you could check her website & get the long list of all the Missouri towns & events she has been visiting.
I think @HawleyMO forgot that he still has a job to do in MO. We know he never really wanted it, since he almost immediately started campaigning for the next one. He’d probably be equally useless as Senator…let’s not find out.
a ham-handed publicity stunt.
We see what they did there.
We found her. But don’t waste a good search party. See if you can find an honest Republican.
Dude, just stop.
This is embarrassing.
Wow, this really backfired on you!
Senate meeting today. She has a job to do, remember?
Not hiding, working. She’s in a hearing on unaccompanied immigrant youth. It’s an actual job as opposed to eating bacon
Uh, she’s working. She’s doing what she was elected to do. What are you doing besides putting on a sideshow?
Debate trailer? Do something meaningful with your time instead of creating political theater
Ah, someone else knows what it is.
Uh. Did you see her response? You owned yourself. Never ask a question you don’t want the answer to.
Wait, Claire responded? Yes, she did!:
Claire McCaskill @clairecmc
CSPAN. Right now. Important hearing on unaccompanied children. Doing my job.
[….] 10:02 AM – 16 Aug 2018
And some of those responses:
Ain’t no clapback like a McCaskill clapback!!
Local man steps on rake; repeats.
Haha. Tell em, Claire.
Read all McCaskill tweets with a Samuel Jackson “…motherf*cker” added to the end.