Senator Makes Push Through The Ozarks In Race to November
Ozark, Mo — Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) visited several cities in the Ozarks as part of her reelection campaign.
With one month until the general election in November, her volunteers canvassed communities in Ozark, Nixa, and other cities in the area.
Senator Claire McCaskill joked with Democrats in Christian Co. as she passed through the city of Ozark, Mo. on today's trip through the Springfield Area.
"We have thirty days left, but who's counting?" she said to the small crowd of Democrats.
She spoke about key campaign issues and poked fun at her opponent, Congressman Todd Akin.
"Somebody says you've got a really complicated campaign strategy for the next thirty days," she said. "Just keep him talking."
McCaskill's lead is currently a six point spread above Akin, according to a Rasmussen poll released this week.
"This race is unusual," McCaskill said, "because I feel like I've never had one with such a contrast.
The Senator added that October marks the start of a final push through the month of October.
Campaign volunteers like Annie Moffat say canvassing is one of the best ways to reach out to voters. "You can be civil, and not be all upset about it," Moffat said. "It's still important to get out there and talk to people, make contact."
McCaskill has raised nearly $6 million over the past three months. Her campaign said that's more than any other senate candidate in Missouri's history.
According to VoteSmart.org, McCaskill voted for heavier campaign finance regulations in the past, including the Disclose Act in 2012. But she said in her campaign, more funding can only help.
"I don't think the problem is lots of people giving a little amount of money," she said. "I think the problem is, we've got to clean up and make sure that the money that's given is transparent."
McCaskill said believes she still has something to prove to Missouri voters.
"I really feel like, that, I've got to work hard to show Missourians that I have been a moderate", she said.
The Missouri GOP rallied in a coordinated campaign push today as well. According to the Missouri GOP website Oct. 6 was "Super Saturday," for Republican headquarters around the state to campaign door-to door, hand out flyers and making phone calls.
Todd Akin visited the Buchanan County Republican Headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo today and discussed problems with the unemployment rate, the national debt and the Affordable Care Act.