In the latest example of the GOP’s Senate recruitment failures, Congresswoman Ann Wagner announced she is refusing to run against Senator McCaskill. In response, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Spokesman David Bergstein released the following statement:
“It’s no surprise potential Republican Senate candidates are refusing to run under their party’s toxic health care plan that spikes costs and strips coverage for hardworking families in order to give big insurance companies another tax break — the GOP brand is in tatters and their candidates have nothing to run on except a string of broken promises. In Missouri, it’s clear Congresswoman Wagner reached the conclusion voters already know: nobody can out-work Senator McCaskill and no one else would be a more effective champion for the state’s working families. The spotlight will now shift to other potential candidates who have been hiding from the reckless Republican agenda, but for these potential candidates there will be no escape from the GOP’s proposals that will hurt Missouri’s middle class.”
Across the map, top-tier Republican Senate candidates are refusing to run:
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