As she did at her previous stops, McCaskill highlighted her campaign theme of compromise, denouncing her opponents as three Republicans who “think compromise is a dirty word.”
The theme carried significant weight with this crowd, where a group of about five local Tea Party activists sat a few rows back listening in. The group ended up cheering for McCaskill during her remarks when she mentioned working with Sen. Jim Demitt on spending caps and Sen. Marco Rubio on legislation to prevent foreign regulation of the internet.
After her remarks, one of the men — wearing a “Don’t tread on me” hat — walked up to McCaskill, thanked her for coming, and invited her to speak to his group as she was heading up the stairs to her RV. McCaskill thanked the man for his invitation, and told him to tell his group “thanks for their help on earmarks,” noting her work with Pat Toomey.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
PoliticMo: McCaskill draws cheers from Tea Party members in Lebanon
Eli Yokley with PoliticMo reports that Sen. Claire McCaskill's statewide tour featured something unusual today- cheers for the senator from tea party members in Lebanon: