I've heard Thom say several times CM didn't back Obama during that primary. Not that it's a big deal but that is wrong. Maybe someone can pass it a long to Thom she did pledge to Obama. It was the week before Super Tuesday that primary. Her reason was while she thought highly of HRC, it was CM 18 yr old daughter that convinced her to support O. CM comments she thought it was time for the hope and change Obama brought to the party and energizing the Dem party that it so badly needed.
This election she's looking out for herself, she's betting HRC, the African American population in the city of St Louis aren't happy with her. Without it she's gone. If I was a betting person I'd bet she does not win her seat back. Looking maybe for a cabinet post.