May 7, 2018 Press Releases

New McCaskill for Missouri TV Ad Highlights Claire’s Commitment to Representing All Missourians

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MISSOURI — Today, McCaskill for Missouri released a new TV ad, “Listening,” highlighting the over 50 public town halls Claire has held in just over a year to hear directly from Missourians and better understand their concerns, so she can better represent them in the Senate.

Claire has held more town halls than the entire rest of the Missouri Congressional delegation combined. She believes that town halls are essential to representing her constituents — even the ones that may not agree with her — and has held the vast majority of her town halls in areas where President Trump won by over 30 points. Any Missourian is welcome to attend her town halls and ask Claire any question, which are put into a bowl and completely unvetted.

“I’ve done around 50 town halls in a year. And I’ve tried to go out of my way to go places where I’m not that popular. People are going to ask you questions that are not easy to answer but, you know, that’s the deal,” said McCaskill. “The part that’s the best for me is listening and figuring out what is really on people’s minds, what is going on in their lives, where I need to get to work. Because sometimes something special happens — we find out that there is common ground, and that’s really a cool moment.”

Click here to watch the 60 second ad.

Transcript:

On screen: Would you face a room full of people who disagree with you?

Claire McCaskill: Kind of what the job is, right? Listening to people.

On screen: Would you do it fifty times?

McCaskill: And I’ve tried to go out of my way to go places where I’m not that popular.

News Anchor: Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is hosting public town hall meetings across the state, all held in counties whose residents are predominantly Republican.

McCaskill: I’ve done around fifty town halls in a year.

Anchor: Fiftieth

Anchor: Fiftieth

Anchor: Her fiftieth town hall in 2017

Anchor: Pike County

Anchor: Monett

Anchor: Webb City

Anchor: Warrenton

Anchor: Hillsboro

Anchor: Sullivan and Cuba

Anchor: So the Senator logging some Missouri miles.

McCaskill: Lots of these folks in these town halls have never and will never vote for me. You know people are going to ask you questions that are not easy to answer. But, you know, that’s the deal.

Anchor: She says these town halls enable Missourians to hold her accountable.

McCaskill: But the part that’s the best for me is listening and figuring out what is really on people’s minds, what is going on in their lives, where I need to get to work.

McCaskill: But sometimes something special happens. We find out that there is common ground. And that’s really a cool moment.

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