McCaskill Visits Biofuel Plants in Missouri on Primary Day
by Andy Banker (KPLR11) Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill spent the primary election day visiting biofuel plants in Missouri.
“Happy Primary Day,” McCaskill said while getting off her campaign bus to tour MidAmerica Biofuels in Mexico, Missouri.
It was her last stop before heading to Columbia to thank supporters for their help in the campaign. The two-term incumbent is one of a handful of candidates on the Democratic primary ballot but it’s a foregone conclusion that she will again be the party’s nominee.
However, her 12 years in the Senate have not made her a clear front-runner in November against the presumed Republican opponent, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley.
In recent days, she’s focused on farmers and farm-related businesses like this biofuel plant, highlighting concerns about the president’s tariffs, saying recent drops in soybean prices have resulted in nearly $680 million in lost jobs, wages, and tax revenue for Missouri. Tariffs will only make that worse, McCaskill said.
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