In 2008 MO Sen. Claire McCaskill Spoke Proudly for Obama at Democrat Convention; In 2012 Joins List of Dems Who Won’t Attend His Re-Nomination – Video

My how things can change.

Missouri Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill has been joined at the hip with Barack Obama during his first term. In fact, McCaskill worked tirelessly to get Obama nominated in 2008 and then elected. Above is video of her proudly speaking for Obama at the 2008 Democrat National Convention in Denver.

But, alas, today she joins a growing list of prominent Democrats who will not even attend his re-nominating convention in Charlotte in 2012.

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Another high-profile Democrat, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is facing a tough re-election fight, announced she is skipping the party’s national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Her decision comes after a number of other elected Democrats announced they also won’t attend the Democratic National Convention in September, with most citing scheduling conflicts. Many of those officials also live in places where President Barack Obama is unpopular.

Ms. McCaskill, elected in 2006 and now facing one of the closest re-election fights of any sitting senator, appears to meet both of those criteria. The senator “believes it’s important to spend as much time as possible in the state of Missouri talking with voters,” an aide said. The aide also said that Ms. McCaskill has previously skipped conventions in years she’s on the ballot, such as when she unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2004. . . . Read More

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