Claire McCaskill Cancels Campaigning To Be With Ill Mother
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has canceled campaign events for the remainder of the week to spend time with her critically ill mother.
McCaskill campaign spokesman Caitlin Legacki said Tuesday that the Democratic senator is with her 84-year-old mother, Betty Anne McCaskill, at an intensive care unit of a St. Louis hospital.
McCaskill canceled campaign stops Tuesday in Mount Vernon, Butler and Clinton. Legacki said she also canceled the rest of her get-out-the-vote tour in rural Missouri and all other campaign events through the end of the week.
Legacki said McCaskill and her siblings plan to be with their mother around-the-clock at the hospital and requested prayers and privacy.
Betty Anne McCaskill has joined her daughter on numerous campaign events over the years, often focusing attention on health care issues.
Heartfelt prayers for a full and speedy recovery for Sen. McCaskill's mother.
Having to break off campaigning in the final 2 weeks has to be a serious issue for any political candidate. Let's help ease the disruption with a few last-minute dollars, shall we?
Meanwhile, I'm cringing to think about what sort of God-awful, revoltingly inappropriate statement Todd Akin will come up with about Mrs. McCaskill's condition. Perhaps he'll compare her to a dog, tell her to act more ladylike or simply suggest that she use her magic ladyparts to "shut down" her illness? The mind boggles.