Allman Interview: Petersen Gaining Momentum In Missouri Senate Race
ST. LOUIS —
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill faces a tough re-election fight, after being named one of the most likely Democratic incumbents in the U.S. Senate to lose against a Republican challenger.
That could explain the national mainstream media's sudden interest in GOP candidates hoping to win the nomination to take on McCaskill in the general election this November. The media pounced immediately on comments made by Courtland Sykes, painting him only as a Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri, without mentioning that Sykes is not being promoted by the party and is barely polling.
Remarks from Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley as he talked to evangelical pastors recently then became fodder, presumably to "remind" voters that they should believe Republicans are a backwards party for white men, or something.
Then there's Austin Petersen. The candidate is actually polling, and building a following of real voters. He's raising more money from individual contributors than his opponents, and says that in order to beat McCaskill, Republicans have to focus on the policies she supports, because that's where she is weak.
Petersen talked to The Allman Report Thursday about the race, what he brings to the table, and the problem with out of control government spending. Despite GOP control of the White House, House of Representatives, and the Senate, "not one spending cut" has happened he says.
The Missouri Republican Primary Election is still 6 months away, so there is plenty of time for things to change.
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