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MOGOP Requests Sen. McCaskill’s State Auditor & Senate E-Mails

November 13th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

What can happen to a politician when they enter a fight that’s not their own. Sen. McCaskill gave her two cents on the retention of emails last week.

MOGOP press release:

JEFFERSON CITY _ Claire McCaskill’s eagerness to add her two cents on the state’s email retention policies has left the Missouri Republican Party wondering whether she walks the walk or just talks the talk. Today, the MRP filed a Sunshine Law request seeking McCaskill’s state emails for her last 60 days as auditor to see if she holds herself to the same standards she holds others to. And if openness in government is so important to McCaskill, then she should gladly turn over office emails her office sent and received since she became a U.S. Senator.

The MRP request comes after McCaskill offered her opinion on state email retention issues to the media in a politically-motivated attack against Gov. Matt Blunt, the same person who defeated her in the 2004 campaign for governor. In the Sunshine Law request sent to McCaskill, MRP Executive Director Jared Craighead said: “Specifically I am requesting that you produce copies of emails, deleted or undeleted, that you sent or received in the last 60 days you held the office of Auditor of the state of Missouri. I am sending a copy of this request to the current state Auditor and by that copy I am officially requesting these documents from her as well. Additionally, given your espoused concern about openness in government, I am requesting that you make available to me and the citizens of Missouri copies of all of your Senate office’s emails that have been sent or received since you took office.”

“If Claire McCaskill is going to talk the talk when it comes to state email policies, then she needs to walk the walk by turning over her state emails and, in the spirit of open government, her U.S. Senate emails as well. If Claire McCaskill wants to set standards on a state issue from her ivory tower in Washington D.C., then she needs to step up and meet those same standards herself,” said Paul Sloca, communications director for the Missouri Republican Party. “Democrats like Claire McCaskill like to pay lip service to the notion of open government but they never really mean it.”

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