McCaskill backs Clinton, Blunt remains neutral as primary season kicks off

As primary season kicks off in Iowa, Sen. Claire McCaskill continues to endorse Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton while Sen. Roy Blunt remains neutral about who he’d like to see at the top of the Republican ticket.

McCaskill, who gave an early declaration of support to Clinton more than two years ago, has appeared regularly on cable TV to tout Clinton’s presidential prospects and to bash her opponents. She’s accused Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a leading GOP presidential contender, of folding “like a cheap shotgun” on immigration reform. And she’s sounded alarm bells about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ socialist leanings, trying to sully the Vermont independent as he gains on Clinton in the Democratic primary.

Blunt, in contrast, is keeping mum about who he would like to see as the GOP nominee, unlike past presidential elections, when he endorsed early and worked actively for his preferred candidate. However, Blunt has predicted that the Republican candidate will win in Missouri, no matter who the nominee is.

Read more: Springfield News-Leader


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