Political Note #255   Nicole Galloway Missouri Governor

Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website. Super delegates. President Whack a Mole. 2020               General Election “Politics ain’t beanbag.” Not in Missouri. Nicole Galloway https://nicolegalloway.com/ is Missouri’s State Auditor. She is running for Governor. Missouri’s politics of the last few years provides a context for her current job and her candidacy. She became State Auditor after the previous elected State Auditor, Tom Schweich, committed suicide during his campaign for Governor. A Republican, the reports were that he was distressed by a “whispering campaign” claiming that he was Jewish. An Episcopalian, he did, apparently, have a Jewish paternal grandfather.…

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Political Note #9 Claire McCaskill MO US Senate

Claire McCaskill is the incumbent senior Senator from Missouri and is seeking her third term as Senator. She is a moderate Democrat Senator McCaskill has had a particular interest in the military in the Senate -- advocating for veteran's services and also criticizing wasteful spending by the armed services. She is the ranking member of the Homeland Security committee and described Donald Trump's initial immigrant ban as based on bias and ungrounded fears.

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