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NASCAR Driver Threatens Challenge to McCaskill | Missouri Political News Service

NASCAR Driver Threatens Challenge to McCaskill

February 2nd, 2017 by mopns_admin · No Comments

Just like in 2012, Claire McCaskill will once again be one of the most vulnerable members of the senate up for re-election. The self described moderate in an increasingly red state has been shoring up those moderate credentials by saying she supports a “full confirmation process” for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. But shilling against Obamacare’s repeal may blunt that a bit.

Two weeks after his abrupt retirement as a full-time driver in NASCAR, Carl Edwards on Wednesday would not rule out a potential U.S. Senate campaign in his home state of Missouri next year. Terry Smith, a political-science professor at Columbia College, speculated in a Wednesday piece for KBIA’s Talking Politics that Edwards will challenge Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat whose second term expires in 2018. Edwards didn’t exactly rule it out when reached by the Associated Press. “I believe firmly in the principles that the U.S. was founded upon,” he texted to AP. “If I could help, I definitely would consider it.” Read more…


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