ST. LOUIS (AP) - In a year when congressional town hall meetings have often turned angry, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is wading into predominantly Republican areas of Missouri to host a series of them this week.
McCaskill's first town hall will be Wednesday at Jefferson College in the eastern Missouri town of Hillsboro. She also plans to meet with constituents Wednesday in Sikeston and Fulton; on Thursday in Hannibal, St. Joseph and Parkville; and on Friday in Springfield and Rolla.
Some of McCaskill's Republican counterparts have heard from angry crowds of opponents of President Donald Trump's early agenda at town hall meetings. McCaskill says it is important for her to be accountable and allow constituents to share their criticisms and concerns.
McCaskill is in her second term and is up for re-election in 2018.