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Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill stopped in Springfield today as part of her "In Our Town, On Our Side" tour. Video by ktts.comvideo
Touring the state in an an R-V, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has been in Springfield energizing voters and supporters with her "In Our Town, On Our Side' tour across the state.
Springfield, Mo. -- Today, Senator Claire McCaskill visited Springfield as part of her week long, statewide “In Our Town, On Our Side” RV tour, where she hosted the opening of the Missouri Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign office. At the office opening, Claire underscored exactly what is at stake in this election and expressed her deepest thanks to the volunteers who have already committed so much time to her re-election effort.
“This election is about you and about your kids and grandkids, and whether or not we're going to continue to have a moderate Senator who understands Missouri, who understands you can't say ‘it's my way or the highway.’ We have to say ‘let's build highways,’” said McCaskill. “I need you to understand one thing. My opponents are proud to be at the very far, extreme end of the political spectrum, and they're not interested in compromise or finding common ground. They have three things they want to do: they want to privatize Medicare, they want to take the 'security' out of Social Security and hand it over to Wall Street, and they believe that the federal government should get out of the student loan business.”
"I'll fight to the last breath in my body to hold onto Medicare as a security for our seniors. Do I want government to spend less money? Of course I do. Have I fought my party on spending? You bet. I'm not afraid to work across the aisle and find the compromises that have always been the basis of solving the problems we face."
At the event, Claire presented her campaign as a clear choice for Missouri families-- they can either have a Senator who has fought on their side for six years against both special interests groups as well as her own party to find the best solutions for Missouri, or they can elect one of the three extreme Republicans who will be on the side of insurance companies that want to privatize Medicare, and the big banks that want to privatize Social Security and eliminate federal student loans.
Claire emphasized that her campaign will rely on the hard work and grassroots support from everyday Missourians to combat the secret money attack ads that have already flooded the Missouri airwaves to the tune of nearly $7.6 million.
The stop in Springfield kicked off Day Four of Claire’s week long “In Our Town, On Our Side” RV tour. During the tour, Claire will meet with Missourians, visit small businesses, thank volunteers and supporters for their hard work and open several of the Missouri Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign Offices. Over the course of the week, Claire will visit 24 Missouri communities and all four corners of the state.
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