More so than in several states, the controversy surrounding Brett Kavanuagh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has been especially kind to Missouri State Attorney General Josh Hawley’s bid to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
According to a just-completed McLaughlin poll, Hawley leads McCaskill by a margin of 52 to 44 percent among likely voters statewide.
For weeks, various polls in the Show-Me State had shown the Senate contest a dead heat, with Hawley and McCaskill swapping small leads at different points. But things began to move to the Repllublican’s advanatage after McCaskill made it clear weeks ago she would oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination.
“Our base was energized before, but nothing like the ‘on fire!’ level it is after the last two weeks of disgraceful and shameful performance by Senate Democrats,” former GOP Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder told Newsmax, “Claire has lined up with those disgusting tactics, and her worst nightmare is coming true: an election in 30 days focused on the Supreme Court. Missourians are following this debate intensely, and Claire won't like the outcome.”
Obviously aware of the political punch packed by the recent Kavanaugh controversy, Hawley has just unveiled a TV spot in which he simply looks into the camera and declares: ““I’m Josh Hawley and I will fight for the Supreme Court. It’s the last line of defense for our values. It’s worth the battle.”
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