Republicans have been relentless in singling out Mrs. McCaskill for defeat, portraying her as a free spender and one of President Obama‘s most reliable Senate allies. GOP officials say her backing of a bill to curb federal spending flies in the face of her record.
“In the four years she’s been in the Senate, the federal deficit has climbed $5 trillion,” said Brian Walsh, of the National Republican SenatorialCommittee. “Now facing a tough re-election, she’s made a transparent political maneuver in trying to pretend she’s a fiscal conservative.”
Friday, February 04, 2011
Washington Times: McCaskill walking a political tightrope
An article in today's Washington TImes notes that Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is up for re-election next year, is walking a political tightrope, as she has offended some of those in her party with her recent shifts to the right: