Monday, November 21, 2016
Daily Kos report: Will Billy Long be the one who takes down Claire McCaskill?
Daily Kos' look at the 2018 race for U. S. Senate notes the precarious position that incumbent Claire McCaskill will be in if she seeks re-election.
The state made a strong turn toward the Republican party earlier this month and that poses trouble for McCaskill, who may not have won a second term if she had not been able to push GOP voters toward Todd Akin four years ago.
The Republican establishment's choice candidate would be likely be Congresswoman Ann Wagner, according to the article, but two other possibilities noted were Seventh District Congressman Billy Long and Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler:
Other possibilities mentioned in a new Politico piece include Reps. Vicky Hartzler and Billy Long. Hartzler is a religious conservative in the Akin mold and an anti-gay jihadist. Long, meanwhile, is a classic tea partying outsider (before he came to Congress, he was an auctioneer), and he beat several established politicians in the GOP primary in 2010. He'd be the perfect person to try something like that again.