Missouri Senator Launches ‘Mobile Offices’ To Meet Voters

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter
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In the months leading up to Election Day, Republican Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt is conducting “mobile offices” to ensure Missouri voters know exactly who he is when they go to vote in November.

Blunt reminded his supporters about the program on Twitter Aug. 18.

The official Senate website lists 12 mobile office locations throughout the state of Missouri through the end of August. Each location has a separate sign-up area on the website.

These mobile offices are much different than traditional “pop-up” style offices deployed during campaigns. The events are staffed with Blunt legislative staff, and are geared towards better understanding Blunt’s constituents.

Blunt isn’t the only senator to keep an eye on constituent-contact this election season. Sen. John McCain of Arizona recently reached three million voter contacts through his massive door-knocking efforts. McCain is looking to expand his numbers with Latino voters who may not vote Republican based on Republican nominee Donald Trump’s immigration stance.

In addition to having a very active Twitter account, the Blunt’s Senate office has a mobile app available for Android and IOS, “in order to provide Missourians with fast access to the latest information.”

Blunt leads his Democratic opponent by seven points in the state-wide Remington Research poll. Trump began the summer with a firm 10-point lead in the state, but that lead has fallen. That same Remington Research poll showed Republican nominee Donald Trump only had a two-point lead.

Blunt also saw a strong fundraising network raise over $12.5 million directly for the campaign, not including money spent on his behalf by the Senate Leadership Fund. As of July, the campaign had over $6.6 million in cash reserves on hand.

Editor’s Note: This article initially reported that the mobile offices are a new initiative operated by the Blunt campaign. They are operated Senate staff, and are not new.

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