On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) downplayed the upside of having President Barack Obama come to your state to campaign if you’re a Democrat running in a swing state.
“You know, probably not,” McCaskill said. “I’m trying to be really candid and honest on this show. You know, the president’s numbers are not strong in my state or in Arkansas or Louisiana or in North Carolina. He did not win those states when he ran for reelection in 2012. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t win. These candidates in those states are strong candidates. They have been an independent voice for their states. They know how to stay on offense and talk about the Republicans shutting down the government, and the Republicans marginalizing great, hard-working people who come to this country wanting nothing more than be a part of the American dream. “I think this issue of whether or not you have Obama come to your state is something we like to focus on in Washington, but probably is not that important when you get out to these states.”