Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and William Lacy Clay tore into Claire McCaskill and Democratic Party officials for failing to engage African American voters. Turnout in Kansas City and St. Louis surpassed recent mid-terms.
Republican strategists and officials say Kris Kobach refused to listen to advice, was unwilling to put energy into fundraising and failed to set up a basic “get out the vote” operation. Some are happy to see him lose.
Claire McCaskill’s defeat Tuesday marked the loss of more than just a race for Missouri Democrats. They hold just one statewide office, and Republicans dominate the state’s politics. As the party rebuilds, who make up the next generation?
After 36 years in office — as a legislator, county prosecutor, state auditor and two-term U.S. senator — Claire McCaskill may have stepped off the electoral stage for the final time after losing her re-election bid.
Kris Kobach’s name immediately began floating around political circles as a potential candidate for Trump’s next attorney general after it was announced Wednesday that Trump had fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Newly elected Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab said county clerks would be able to "execute on elections in a way that you don’t have to worry about the ACLU trying to kick down your door anymore."