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Trump to Fundraise for Hawley Again

Vice President Mike Pence also stumped for the Republican on Wednesday.

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Zach C. Cohen
July 12, 2018, 10:24 a.m.

President Trump will headline another fundraiser benefiting state Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) and the NRSC on July 24 in Kansas City. Tickets range between $1,000 and $25,000, “according to an invitation posted on the the Cass County GOP's website.” (McClatchy)

MIKE CHECK. Vice President Mike Pence at a speech in Kansas City on Wednesday called Hawley “remarkable” and “a great partner” with “integrity, the principle, and the vision.”

He also blasted Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) for opposing the Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation, federal tax overhaul, repeal of the Affordable Care Act, defunding sanctuary cities and Planned Parenthood, and voting “in lockstep with her party more than 80 percent of the time in the last year.”

Pence: “The truth is, the choice before Senator Claire McCaskill is whether she’s going to stand with Chuck Schumer and her obstructionist party, or whether she's going to stand with the people of Missouri and support the most qualified and most deserving nominee to the Supreme Court in the country. And today, we call on Senator Claire McCaskill: Put politics aside, give our nominee a fair hearing, and vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the newest justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.” (White House transcript)

POLL-TESTED. Hawley led McCaskill 48-46 percent in a Remington Research Group (R) poll (1,034 voters). Trump’s approval was 50-44 percent. (Missouri Times)

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