Trump attacks McCaskill in Missouri: ‘Vote her out’

President Trump took aim at Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillSchumer to meet with Kavanaugh on Tuesday GOP leader criticizes Republican senators for not showing up to work Election Countdown: GOP worries House majority endangered by top of ticket | Dems make history in Tuesday's primaries | Parties fight for Puerto Rican vote in Florida | GOP lawmakers plan 'Freedom Tour' MORE (D-Mo.) on Wednesday in her home state, saying that voters must send her packing if she doesn’t back his tax reform agenda.

Speaking at a manufacturing facility in Springfield, Trump went after the two-term Democrat, who is up for reelection next year in a state Trump won by nearly 20 percentage points.

“We must lower our taxes and your senator, Claire McCaskill, she must do this for you, and if she doesn’t, you have to vote her out of office,” Trump said to cheers from the friendly crowd.


“You can't do this anymore with the obstruction and the obstructionists,” Trump added.

McCaskill faces reelection in 2018. The two-term senator is one of only a few remaining statewide Democratic officeholders in Missouri.

Republican Austin Petersen, who sought the Libertarian Party presidential nominee in 2016, is in the race.

State Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) is believed to be close to getting in. Politico reported last week that Hawley would get a sizable campaign donation from the fiscally conservative group Club for Growth if he gets in.

Hawley was not on hand for Trump’s Wednesday tax speech.

-- This story has been updated to note that Austin Petersen is running for the Republican nomination.