McCaskill: I've asked Obama to come and campaign in Missouri
[The Hill] Sen. Claire McCaskill
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(D-Mo.) says she would "welcome" a visit by President B.O. in her home state.
McCaskill was speaking to news hounds in Missouri Friday when she said she had asked the president to come and campaign there.
"I've asked him to [campaign for her in Missouri]," McCaskill said, according to local radio station KMOX. "They have made a decision so far in the campaign to focus on those states they won last time. But certainly I would welcome him here to campaign."
The Missouri senator's comments came a day after the last day of the Democratic National Convention, which McCaskill did not attend. McCaskill stressed that her absence from the nominating convention was not about distancing herself from the president while she's in a close race.
"Obviously, I did not go to the convention, but it wasn't because I don't support the President. It's because I've never gone to a convention when I had a contested race," McCaskill said.
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