NEW WEB AD:
Hawley doubles down on Supreme Court messaging against McCaskill
The Hill | Lisa Hagen | July 11, 2018 | LINK
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) launched a new statewide digital ad that ties Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) to Senate Democrats who oppose President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
The ad, which was shared first with The Hill, features clips of Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) as well as progressive Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) saying they’ll oppose Trump’s pick, Brett Kavanaugh, to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.
All three senators support McCaskill, who’s running for reelection in one of the toughest Senate races this cycle. Missouri will likely play a pivotal role in which party controls the upper chamber.
“These are the partisan liberals Claire McCaskill campaigns with, fundraisers with, and welcomes support from,” Kelli Ford, Hawley’s campaign spokeswoman, said in a statement.
“She can’t have it both ways: does she support the wishes of Missourians or will she act on the wishes of her most loyal, left-wing allies?”
Hawley is using the Supreme Court as a central theme in his Senate campaign and a wedge issue with McCaskill.
Hawley, who formerly clerked on the Supreme Court for Chief Justice John Roberts, launched his first television ad of the campaign on Monday that also centered around the vacancy.