A Missouri state chapter of the conservative group America Rising Squared launched a digital advertisement on Wednesday likening Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) to two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, saying the senator is "too liberal for Missouri."
The ad from Missouri Rising, titled "Morph," highlights how McCaskill and Clinton share identical views on multiple political issues, ranging from the support of Obamacare and the Iran nuclear deal to the opposition of tax cuts.
"Hillary supported Obamacare. McCaskill voted for Obamacare," the ad narrator says. "Hillary helped negotiate the Iranian nuclear deal. McCaskill voted for it. Hillary supported higher taxes. McCaskill voted against your tax cut. Hillary lied about her emails. McCaskill lied about her private plane. Hillary called us a ‘basket of deplorables.' McCaskill gave Hillary's campaign 49 grand."
"Two of a kind, too liberal for Missouri," the narrator concludes as the faces of both women transform into the other.
The video seeks to highlight the close relationship McCaskill, first elected to the Senate in 2006, has will Clinton, one of the most unpopular political figures in Missouri, according to a Missouri Rising email.
"Given McCaskill’s long and close association with Hillary Clinton – McCaskill was the first U.S. Senator to endorse Clinton’s presidential campaign all the way back in 2013 – we also tested Clinton’s favorability in the state," Missouri Rising said.
A polling survey completed by McLaughlin & Associates from Dec. 3 – 5, 2017 found that the "combination of McCaskill’s high-living lifestyle – owning a $2.7 million condo in Washington, DC, stating that ‘normal people' can afford to own private planes – along with her partisan, liberal record over 12 years in the Senate, were potent messages for 2018" in showing how out of touch McCaskill is with Missourians.
A new Morning Consult poll shows that McCaskill's net approval rating dropped by nearly 10 points in the past year, making her the least popular Democrat running for reelection in a state carried by Republicans in 2016, the Washington Free Beacon reported.