U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill to Host Watch Party in Kansas City

4 years 7 months 2 weeks ago August 07, 2012 Aug 7, 2012 Tuesday, August 07 2012 Tuesday, August 07, 2012 1:02:00 PM CDT in Smart Decision
By: Stacey Welsh

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) will host a primary election night watch party at a Missouri Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign Office on Antioch Road in Kansas City Tuesday night. According to a media release from her campaign office, the senator is expected to make brief remarks at about 7:30 p.m.

The McCaskill campaign kicked off primary election events at about 7:45 a.m. when she voted at Kirkwood High School. McCaskill also stopped by a phone bank in Columbia at about noon Tuesday to make calls to persuadable voters and thank campaign volunteers.

Sen. McCaskill is waiting to learn who her GOP opponent will be between Congressman Todd Akin, businessman John Brunner and former state senator and treasurer Sarah Steelman. She faces no opposition in Tuesday night's primary. McCaskill has said throughout the campaign her opponents would vote to privatize Social Security and Medicare. Tuesday's media release also said potential Republican nominees would "end federal support for student loans and would balance the budget on the backs of middle class families while protecting tax giveaways for Big Oil and multi-millionaires."

KOMU-8 News will have a crew at the McCaskill watch party. Tune in throughout the night for live coverage.

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