Clinton confident she can win in Missouri

Monday, January 28, 2008 | 1:28 p.m. CST; updated 2:34 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

JEFFERSON CITY — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she has a breadth and depth of support that can help her win in Missouri.

Clinton said she is familiar with Missouri from living in Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor there. She also said she has the ability to win votes in rural and Republican areas.

Clinton was responding to criticism from Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.

McCaskill has said Democrats would jeopardize their chances in Missouri if Clinton is the Democratic presidential nominee. She predicted conservative Republicans will turn out to vote against Clinton. McCaskill has endorsed Clinton’s rival, Barack Obama.

Missouri’s primaries are Feb. 5. A poll by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV shows Clinton ahead of Obama in Missouri.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.