For Missourians fed up with Claire McCaskill — who recently voted against repealing Obamacare in spite of its unpopularity with 71% of her constituents – there is a wonderful alternative for 2012, conservative Republican Sarah Steelman.
And she’s already off to a great start according to this report from The Hill:
Missouri Republican Sarah Steelman raised more than $200,000 in the first month of her bid for the GOP nod to challenge Sen. Claire McCaskill (D).
Steelman, who announced her run on Dec. 1, bested McCaskill’s fourth-quarter total by almost $70,000, a warning sign for the first-term Democrat.
Steelman’s cash-on-hand figure also eclipses those of her rivals for the GOP Senate nomination. She has $188,867 banked whereas former House candidate Ed Martin has about $40,000 and Rep. Sam Graves, who has yet to announce his intentions, reported having less than $30,000 in the bank at the start of the year.
Here’s the candidate in her own words:
This is one race we’re going to watch very closely, and we look forward to hopefully interviewing Sarah Steelman on a future Conservative Diva internet radio broadcast. Stay tuned!