Career Highlights: U.S. Senator from Missouri (2007-present); Missouri State Auditor (1999-2007); Jackson County Prosecutor (1993-1998); Missouri House of Representatives (1983-1988)
Education: B.A. in political science from University of Missouri; J.D. from University of Missouri Law School
Did You Know? McCaskill ran for Governor of Missouri in 2004.
Hair: Blond bob
Criticism: She’s a big supporter of Obama, who’s expected to lose the state in 2012. Plus, she has to answer for charging taxpayers for some trips on a private plane.
Polling: McCaskill 48.0, Akin 42.7 (Real Clear Politics average, 8/22 to 9/11)
Fundraising Total: $10,250,644 (FEC, as of 7/18/12)
Cash on Hand: $3,465,846
Three Great Stories About McCaskill:
1. “Claire McCaskill: What I Read” by Rebecca Greenfield (The Atlantic Wire, July 27, 2012)
2. “Where’s Claire?… MO Senator McCaskill Goes in Hiding Following Obama Tax Decision” by Jim Hoft (The Gateway Pundit, June 30, 2012)
3. “Power ’08: The 52 St. Louisans Shaping Your City” by Margaret Bauer, Jeannette Cooperman, Malcol Gay, Bryan A. Hollerbach, Christy Marshall, Jarrett Medlin, Stefene Russell, and Stephen Schenkenberg; edited by Malcolm Gay (St. Louis Magazine, November 2008)
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I endorse Claire McCaskill for U.S. Senate:
Check out her opponent, Todd Akin.
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