Missouri Dem. Senator May Skip Party's Convention (Update: McCaskill Confirms She Will Skip Convention)
11:41 AM, Jun 26, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Yet another possible setback for the Democratic party. According to the Saint Louis Beacon, Missouri senator Claire McCaskill, who is in the middle of a tough reelection fight, might skip the Democratic convention in September.
"A campaign aide said the senator’s schedule for September was still in flux," the Beacon reports. "McCaskill expects to be in a tough re-election battle."
Skipping the Democratic convention would be a signal to both Missouri voters and the national party that McCaskill wants to distance herself from President Obama.
UPDATE: The liberal website Talking Points Memo confirms that McCaskill will skip the Democratic convention:
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