In case you missed it over the weekend, Roll Call highlighted the ad strategy of the biggest super PAC in America: Chuck Schumer’s Senate Majority PAC. Of the Democrat Senators SMP is defending, “The candidate in need of the most help, judging by the PAC’s giving, is Claire McCaskill of Missouri. She has a mostly liberal voting record despite a constituency that supported President Donald Trump in 2016 by 18.5 percentage points. She faces a tough vote this fall on a new Supreme Court nominee.
“The PAC is spending more money ($4.6 million) against GOP Attorney General Josh Hawley, who is seeking his party’s nomination to take on McCaskill, than it is for McCaskill herself ($1.4 million), an indication that it feels Hawley could pose a formidable challenge if he wins the August primary.”
Millions of dollars later, McCaskill still holds her title as the most unpopular Senator in the country this cycle – for three months straight. Hawley, on the other hand, is within 1 point of McCaskill according to RealClearPolitics.
It’s going to be a long 100 days for the Senator.