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Claire McCaskill

Democratic Party

Candidate Missouri Senate

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Claire McCaskill is the Senior U.S. Senator representing Missouri.


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Claire Conner McCaskill is an American politician who serves as the senior United States Senator from Missouri, a seat she was first elected to in 2006. She is the second female U.S. Senator from Missouri after Jean Carnahan who served from her appointment in 2001 until 2002, and the first female US Senator from Missouri to be elected in her own right.A Democrat, McCaskill defeated Republican incumbent Jim Talent in the 2006 election, by a margin of 49.6% to 47.3%. She became the state's senior U.S. Senator upon the retirement of Kit Bond in 2011 and won a bid for reelection in 2012, defeating Republican Todd Akin by a margin of 54.7% to 39.2%.Before her election to the U.S. Senate, McCaskill served as the 34th State Auditor of Missouri from 1999 to 2007. She previously served as Jackson County Prosecutor from 1993 to 1998 and as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1983 to 1989. She ran for Governor of Missouri in the 2004 election, beating Democratic incumbent Bob Holden in the primary election but losing to Republican Matt Blunt in a close general election. A native of Rolla, she graduated from the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri School of Law.

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Claire McCaskill

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