The 2016 election is thankfully behind us. You might think that we would all get a reprieve from campaigning as we sit back and watch the political show in Washington as President Trump’s administration takes shape. But the truth for many is that the 2018 mid-term elections are already starting.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is expected to face a tough reelection in 2018. The Hill reported that she is “one of 10 Democratic senators who are running in a state that President Trump carried in the 2016 election.” No other candidates have formally declared their intention to run, but “Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) is seen as a top GOP contender for the seat.”
Wagner reportedly “gave up roles to serve in House GOP leadership, potentially hinting at a bid for the upper chamber.” But it looks like she could face some stiff competition from a seasoned competitor herself.
NASCAR star Carl Edwards has hinted that he might be interested in running against McCaskill in 2018. He admitted that he is considering a run but has not finalized that decision. Edwards unexpectedly retired from NASCAR a few weeks ago.
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Edwards noted at the time that he was interested in politics although few in the NASCAR community understood his decision to leave the sport. His statement indicated that he was leaving for personal reasons.
“I believe firmly in the principles that the US was founded upon,” Edwards told the Associated Press. “If I could help, I definitely would consider it.” He quoted Gen. Douglas MacArthur: “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.”
Fox News reported that Edwards had earlier hinted at public service in his future.
“I’m not prepared right now to participate in any public office or anything, but I am very open to helping that cause and helping the cause of liberty and freedom and what it is that America is about,” Edwards said in his January retirement announcement.
For now, we will all have to wait and see. But it sure would be fun to watch a seasoned competitor such as Edwards go up against McCaskill.
Source: The Hill
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