It won’t. As hard as this will be for some Democrats to ‘get’, you no longer have the numbers. Doesn’t matter who you run, prop up or make the face of the party. And you will not replace those of us who left with rural voters. <br><br>”To say Missouri Democrats fared poorly in the November election is an understatement.<br><br>Even as national Democrats saw huge gains, Missouri Democrats largely got wiped out – for the second time in two years. The biggest loss was the defeat of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in her bid for a third term.<br><br>Missouri’s results came in spite of outgoing chairman Stephen Webber recruiting more candidates than state Democrats have seen in years, and campaigning hard for them.<br><br>McCaskill’s year-long wooing of rural voters also failed, with more than two-thirds siding with Republican rival Josh Hawley. That rural wave canceled out one of the best off-year turnouts that Democrats have seen in St. Louis, St. Louis County and Kansas City.”

It won’t. As hard as this will be for some Democrats to ‘get’, you no longer have the numbers. Doesn’t matter who you run, prop up or make the face of the party. And you will not replace those of us who left with rural voters.

“To say Missouri Democrats fared poorly in the November election is an understatement.

Even as national Democrats saw huge gains, Missouri Democrats largely got wiped out – for the second time in two years. The biggest loss was the defeat of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in her bid for a third term.

Missouri’s results came in spite of outgoing chairman Stephen Webber recruiting more candidates than state Democrats have seen in years, and campaigning hard for them.

McCaskill’s year-long wooing of rural voters also failed, with more than two-thirds siding with Republican rival Josh Hawley. That rural wave canceled out one of the best off-year turnouts that Democrats have seen in St. Louis, St. Louis County and Kansas City.”

Missouri Democrats hope new leadership will improve their future

(Updated 4:45 p.m. Saturday with election results) Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker is the new head of the Missouri Democratic Party, and

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