McCaskill Battles Charges of which She can be a Stranger in Her Own State

“The worst can be the lies, the factual inaccuracies about my husband’s business along with my activity inside the Senate,” she said in an interview on her R.V. following a Labor Day picnic in Springfield. “of which’s very clear of which I’ve done nothing inside the Senate to help my husband’s business. of which money doesn’t go to him.”

Also under attack are Ms. McCaskill’s $2.7 million condo, cited as a symbol of Washington excess, along with her use of a private plane. A Republican-sponsored Twitter account, @AirClairMO, depicts Ms. McCaskill’s R.V. being directed around various Missouri campaign stops by a faux airline ground crew. of which’s an effort to poke fun at Ms. McCaskill’s decision in May to fly instead of drive on a portion of a three-day R.V. tour of the state.

Acknowledging of which she’s in a tough election fight, Ms. McCaskill said: ”I’m in a hard state. I worry about all of of which. I worry about everything because everything has to go well in a race like of which.”

In a tweet last week, she called the campaign a “pressure cooker,” along with included a photo of a low-calorie salad.

“along with yes I eat too much under pressure (in case you haven’t noticed I’m overweight), so tonight when I got home I whipped up a healthy noodle salad,” the tweet said.

Ms. McCaskill nevertheless says she senses an emotional energy inside the electorate.

She’s loath to call of which a blue wave, although of which year reminds her of 2006, she says, when Democrats took control of both the Senate along with House. Volunteers are up — many of them women who show up at rallies wearing #TeamClaire stickers. modest individual contributions are up. Crowds are bigger.

“People are tired of cussing the TV along with want to do something,” Ms. McCaskill said.

In past elections, she has been able to pick off rural along with Republican votes with her image as a common-sense Missourian, tough on law along with order as a county prosecutor along with tough on public expenditures as state auditor. She has frequently invoked the populist Missourian Harry S. Truman along with emphasized her moderate voting record along with her modest-town Missouri roots, endearing herself to Missourians with brash talk, sometimes off message — once telling Tim Russert of which she didn’t want her daughters around Bill Clinton.