This evening Senator Claire McCaskill (D) spoke at a get out the vote rally at Laborer's Local 264 Hall in Kansas City. There were approximately a hundred people (mostly supporters and a few media) in attendance.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D) was greeted by supporters and media as she entered
the Laborer's Local 264 Hall in Kansas City for a get out the vote rally on November 1, 2012.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D): ....You know what they think on the other side? They don't think we have a ground game. [laughter] They think that this model of turnout, the reason you saw millions of dollars come into Missouri in the last twenty-four hours is they actually believe that we aren't engaged in this election. They actually believe that our enthusiasm is gonna be so low that if they poor a couple a million dollars in for Congressman Akin at the eleventh hour that that'll be enough to win the day. [voice: "And they're nuts."] Well, I got news for 'em. [voices: "Yeah."] It isn't gonna work. [applause, cheers] Not on my watch. Not on my watch.
I'm really proud to call so many of you my dear friends. And so many of you have been my friends for so long. Some of you are brand new friends. But, I want you to know I don't take any of this for granted. I don't take your support for granted, I don't take your time for granted....
....And I'll run the only way I know how, as if I'm ten points behind. [voice: "That's right."] But the reason I can do that is you guys lift me up and you give me passion and you give me energy. And what I will do for the next six years, I will work as hard as I know how to make you proud. And I do know this - how you feel about your United States Senator and how they represent you matters. [voice: "Yes."] And you know in your heart the kind of senator Todd Akin would be. [voice: "No."] He will not be the kind of senator that when you turn on your TV at night you think, you know, I'm proud of him. [voices: "Oh, no." "No."] That's not the kind of senator he will be. He will be the kind of senator who is not willing to work across the aisle, not willing to forge those hard compromises, not willing to swim against the stream sometimes, not willing to fight for the middle class families that make this country the greatest on the planet.
So, with love in my heart and with mom talkin' in my ear [applause] let's go out and get this done. [applause, cheers]