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Claire McCaskill
Claire McCaskill

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 2007
Serving with Kit Bond
Preceded by James Talent
Succeeded by Incumbent 2013

Born July 24, 1953 (1953-07-24) (age 54)
Flag of the United States Flag of Missouri Rolla, Missouri, USA
Political party Democratic
Spouse Joseph Shepard
Alma mater University of Missouri-Columbia
Profession Attorney
Religion Roman Catholic

Claire McCaskill (born July 24, 1953) is an American Democratic politician, currently the junior United States Senator from the state of Missouri and former State Auditor of Missouri. She defeated Republican Senator Jim Talent in 2006 by a margin of 50% to 47%. Along with Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, she is one of two female senators in the 110th United States Congress freshman class. She is the first woman elected to the Senate from Missouri in her own right. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... 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Contents

Biography

McCaskill was born in Rolla, Missouri. McCaskill's father, William Y. McCaskill, served as a state Insurance Commissioner during the administration of Governor Warren E. Hearnes. Her mother Betty Anne was the first woman elected to the City Council of Columbia MO. Interestingly, Betty Anne McCaskill lost a race for a seat in the state House of Representatives to Leroy Blunt, Governor Matt Blunt's grandfather. McCaskill spent her early childhood in the small Missouri towns of Houston, later moving to the town of Lebanon, and eventually Columbia. McCaskill attended David H. Hickman High School in Columbia, where she was a cheerleader, Pep Club president, and was elected homecoming queen. While attending the University of Missouri-Columbia, McCaskill joined Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, graduating in 1975 with a B.A. in political science. She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from law school at the same institution in 1978. The old Phelps County Courthouse, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, in Rolla Rolla is a city in Phelps County, Missouri, United States. ... Warren Eastman Hearnes (born July 24, 1923) is an American politician who was Governor of Missouri from 1965 to 1973. ... Matthew Roy (Matt) Blunt (born November 20, 1970) was elected Governor of Missouri on November 2, 2004. ... Houston is a city located in Texas County, Missouri. ... David Henry Hickman High School is a public high school located in Columbia, Missouri. ... The University of Missouri-Columbia (abbreviated UMC and nicknamed Mizzou) is an institution of higher learning located in Columbia, Missouri and is the main campus in the University of Missouri system. ... Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΘ) is an international womens fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... “J.D.” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Law School. ... // A law school is an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


Early career

Except for three years spent in private practice as an attorney at the firm of a leading Kansas City trial lawyer (1989 to 1991), McCaskill has worked in the public sector continuously since graduating from law school in 1978. Claire, following her graduation from law school, spent one year as a law clerk on the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District, which sits in Kansas City. Thereafter, McCaskill joined the Jackson County prosecutor's office where she specialized in arson cases. In 1982, McCaskill was elected to represent the Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City in the Missouri House of Representatives, where she became the first female attorney to serve in that body in some 40 years. During her time in the House, McCaskill became the first Missouri state lawmaker to give birth while in office. McCaskill left the state House to contemplate runnning for Jackson County Prosecutor in 1988, but did not pursue the position when fellow Democrat and incumbent Prosecutor Albert Riederer decided to seek another term. In 1990, McCaskill was elected to the Jackson County Legislature (the equivalent of a county commission or county council). In 1991, McCaskill made a bold announcement when she expressed her intention to run for County Prosecutor. The announcement was significant in that the elected Democratic Prosecutor Riederer had not announced that he wasn't going to seek re-election. This action by McCaskill was an early indication that she would challenge for any office, regardless if it was held by a member of her own party (see later challenge to sitting Democratic Governor Bob Holden). McCaskill then went on to an impressive victory in capturing the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office in 1992. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Court of Appeals or (outside the U.S. and in some American states) Court of Appeal is the title of a court which has the power to consider or hear an appeal. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... The Skyline Parkway Motel in Afton, Virginia after an arson fire on July 9, 2004. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The Missouri State House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Missouri General Assembly It has 163 members, representing districts with an average size of 31,000 residents. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


McCaskill was the first woman to serve as Jackson County Prosecutor, and was re-elected to that office in 1996. During her time in office she gave the Office a nationwide presence and reputation thru innovative and progressive programs and prosecutions. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1998 McCaskill was elected to the position of State Auditor, and was the second woman State Auditor after her predecessor, Margaret B. Kelly. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The people listed below have all served as State Auditor for Missouri. ... Margaret Blake Kelly (born September 17, 1935) is an American accountant and politician from Missouri. ...


2004 gubernatorial campaign

On August 3, 2004, McCaskill defeated Governor Bob Holden in the Democratic primary race, becoming the first person to defeat an incumbent governor in state history.[1] McCaskill also was the first primary challenger to defeat an incumbent Governor in the United States since 1994,[2] when Bill Janklow defeated Walter Dale Miller in South Dakota, and Myrth York defeated Bruce Sundlun in Rhode Island. Despite McCaskill's victory, however, she was criticized by some Democrats for accepting campaign contributions from Anheuser-Busch, who had pulled their support for Holden after he vetoed a concealed weapons bill passed by the state legislature. On November 2, 2004, McCaskill lost to then-Secretary of State Matt Blunt in the general election by a margin of 51% to 48%. Key to Blunt's victory were large margins in the rural parts of the state. McCaskill's loss to Blunt was the first defeat in her 20-year political career.[3] is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Governors of Missouri since its statehood in 1820 are: Alexander McNair 1821-24 Frederick Bates 1824-25 Abraham J. Williams 1825-26 John Miller 1826-32 Daniel Dunklin 1832-36 Lilburn W. Boggs 1836-40 Thomas Reynolds 1840-44 Meredith Miles Marmaduke 1844 John C. Edwards 1844-48 Austin... Bob Holden (born August 24, 1949, in Kansas City, Missouri), former Governor of Missouri, is an American politician of the Democratic Party. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... William John Bill Janklow (born September 13, 1939) is an American politician with the Republican Party. ... Walter Dale Walt Miller (born October 5, 1925), U.S. politician, He served as Governor of South Dakota from 1993 to 1995, having succeeded to office upon the death of George S. Mickelson. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Myrth York is a former Democrat Rhode Island State Senator and three-time unsuccessful candidate for governor. ... Bruce Sundlun (born January 19, 1920) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Rhode Island. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... Matthew Roy (Matt) Blunt (born November 20, 1970) was elected Governor of Missouri on November 2, 2004. ...


2006 United States Senate race

McCaskill did not step down from her position as State Auditor during her 2004 campaign for governor. She therefore had the option of seeking re-election as State Auditor in 2006. Instead, on August 30, 2005 McCaskill announced that she would challenge Republican Jim Talent, who was running for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2006. Both Talent and McCaskill easily defeated their opponents in their respective primaries on August 8, 2006. The Missouri Senate election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006 to decide who would serve as senator of Missouri between January 3, 2007 and January 3, 2013. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Matthes Jim Talent (born October 18, 1956) is an American politician and former Senator from Missouri. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


McCaskill and Talent debated each other on Meet the Press on October 8, 2006[4]. Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, originating from WRC-AM in Washington. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On November 8, 2006, McCaskill narrowly defeated Talent. While Talent received more votes in many of the more rural areas of the state, McCaskill ran stronger there than she had in the 2004 Governor's race. Also, she again had a large majority over Talent in the St. Louis and Kansas City metropolitan areas. is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Senator

On November 15, 2006, Senate Majority Leader in waiting Harry Reid assigned McCaskill to five committees: is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party. ...

  1. Senate Armed Services Committee,
  2. Senate Commerce Committee,
  3. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee,
  4. Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and the
  5. Senate Aging Committee

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Personal life

McCaskill was married to David Esposito, with whom she had three children — a son, Austin Esposito, and two daughters, Maddie Esposito and Lily Esposito. The couple divorced in 1995. The divorce occurred while McCaskill was Jackson County Prosecutor. Esposito was found murdered in Kansas City, Kansas on December 12, 2005 — less than a year before her senatorial election.[5] Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Wyandotte, County in the state of Kansas. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In April 2002, McCaskill married St. Louis businessman Joseph Shepard. From her marriage to Shepard, she has four stepchildren. Shepard loaned $1.6 million to McCaskill's 2004 gubernatorial campaign, and also had business interests in the nursing home industry. Because as state auditor McCaskill was responsible for auditing the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, which regulates the state's nursing home system, Shepard's financial interests in the industry became an issue during the 2004 gubernatorial campaign.[6] Also see: 2002 (number). ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ...


In May 2007, an invitation for McCaskill to speak at the graduation of her daughter Maddie at St. Joseph's Academy in St Louis was withdrawn after two parents, complained to the St. Louis Archdiocese/Arch-Bishop Burke because of her positions on abortion and stem cell research[7].


U.S. Senate

McCaskill entered the U.S. Senate promising to raise the minimum wage and working with her counterpart from Missouri, Sen. Kit Bond, who was from the opposition party. McCaskill introduced legislation with Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) after the Walter Reed scandal erupted, which demanded the full accountability of wounded veterans and agencies that would ensure physical and mental health conditions being addressed. Christopher Samuel Kit Bond (born March 6, 1939 in St. ... “Barack” redirects here. ... Major Walter Reed, M.D., (September 13, 1851 - November 23, 1902) was a U.S. Army physician who in 1900 led the team which confirmed the theory (first set forth in 1881 by Cuban doctor/scientist Carlos Finlay) that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes, rather than by direct contact. ...


"Those who have fought this war and felt its effects most personally, our servicemen and women, deserve to have a real researched plan for dealing with the aftermath of their sacrifice, so that the mistakes made by the administration in war planning are not repeated in planning for the readjustment needs of these heroes," McCaskill noted on the Senate floor after Sen. Obama made comments about the same issue. McCaskill also took Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson to task over the "irresponsibility" regarding overlooking the Department of Veterans Affairs.[8] James Nicholson or Jim Nicholson could be James Nicholson, an United States navy captain Jim Nicholson, a United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs and former chairman of the Republican National Committee Jim Nicholson, an Ulster Unionist Party politician This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other... The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for administering programs of veterans benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors. ...


In the Senate Armed Services Committee, McCaskill has made herself known for being aggressive by questioning officials in the Department of Defense and their "loose" spending habits. McCaskill grilled top officials of the military's auditing agencies for rewarding KBR, Inc. for their Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) contract, a contract now valued at over $20 billion, despite audit reports indicating extreme contractor mismanagement and expansive overcharging of the U.S. government. [9] The Committee on Armed Services is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of the nations military, including the Department of Defense, military research and development, nuclear energy (as pertaining to national security), benefits for members of the military, the Selective Service System and other... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ...


McCaskill invoked the name of President Harry Truman, who was one of the predecessors to McCaskill's current seat, by indicating the Truman Committee. For the victim of Mt. ...


An October 2007 poll has McCaskill's approval rating at 50%. This same poll shows McCaskill with support of 74% of Democrats, 49% of Independents, and 25% of Republicans [1]


Notes

  • McCaskill was the only incoming Senator who skipped freshman orientation due to a promised vacation to her family following her strenuous campaign.
  • McCaskill is a parishioner at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson City and St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church in St. Louis.
  • McCaskill, taking over the seat once held by Harry Truman, has vowed to question the Executive Branch and root out corruption, much as Truman questioned wartime contracts awarded by officials in the Franklin Roosevelt administration during World War II.
  • McCaskill is the first elected woman to represent Missouri in the U.S. Senate. Jean Carnahan was appointed to the U.S. Senate, following her husband's death, but was defeated in a close election by Jim Talent.
  • McCaskill was the third woman to defeat an incumbent Senator; the other two were Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) and Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), who both defeated incumbents in 2000.
  • McCaskill was widely heralded for her political savvy when she bought 100 St. Louis Rams tickets so that the game could be broadcast. She donated the tickets to charity[10]

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Electoral history

Missouri United States Senate election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 1,055,255 49.6
Republican James Talent (Incumbent) 1,006,941 47.3 -2.5
Missouri Governor election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Matt Blunt 1,382,419 50.8%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 1,301,442 47.9% -2.9
Libertarian John M. Swenson 24,378 .9% -49.9
Constitution Robert Wells 11,299 .4% -50.4
American Independent Kenneth J. Johnson 61 0% -50.8
Missouri Governor Democratic Primary, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 437,780 51.6%
Democratic Bob Holden (Incumbent) 383,734 45.3% -6.3
Democratic Jim LePage 16,761 2.0% -49.6
Democratic Jeffery A. Emrick 9,473 1.1% -50.5
Missouri State Auditor election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Claire McCaskill (Incumbent) 1,090,593 60.0%
Republican Al Hanson 664,982 36.6% -23.4
Libertarian Arnold J. Trembley 39,891 2.2% -57.8
Green Fred Kennell 23,521 1.3% -58.7
American Independent Theo (Ted) Brown, Sr. 54 .0% -60%
Missouri State Auditor election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 780,178 50.3%
Republican Charles (Chuck) A. Pierce 719,653 46.4% -3.9%
Libertarian Gerald R. Geier 26,955 1.7% -48.6
Reform George D. Weber 24,188 1.6% -48.7

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References

  1. ^ "McCaskill still silent on future elections" in the Columbia Missourian, July 18, 2005
  2. ^ "McCaskill To Face Blunt In Governor Race", KSDK.com, August 3, 2004
  3. ^ "Urban returns help challenger", Kansas City Star, November 8, 2006
  4. ^ http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/news/politics/15221409.htm
  5. ^ "Police Release New Information About Murder of Missouri State Auditor's Ex-Husband", KCTV-5.com, Jan 31, 2006
  6. ^ "McCaskill: Husband will stop seeking state aid for businesses", KMOV.com, October 27, 2004
  7. ^ Associated Press. "Catholic school won't let senator speak at daughter's graduation", Minneapolis Star-Tribune, May 2, 2007.. 
  8. ^ http://mccaskill.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=273487&
  9. ^ http://mccaskill.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=272963&
  10. ^ http://www.motherjones.com/news/outfront/2007/01/diddly_awards.html

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External links

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Succession Boxes

Political offices
Preceded by
Margaret B. Kelly
Missouri State Auditor
1999 – 2007
Succeeded by
Susan Montee
United States Senate
Preceded by
James Talent
Senator from Missouri (Class 1)
January 4, 2007 – present
Served alongside: Christopher Bond
Incumbent

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MyDD :: MyDD Conversation with MO-Sen Candidate Claire McCaskill (3873 words)
On Thursday afternoon I had the chance to speak with Claire McCaskill, Auditor of the state of Missouri and Democratic candidate for Senate.
McCaskill: I think that they've really, in an effort to divide the nation and galvanize their base with another kind of wedge issue, the right wing of the Republican Party has tried to use the immigrants as the whipping boy of this cycle.
Besides McCaskill, Deval Patrick, the progressive candidate for governor of Massachusetts, is probably the only candidate for such a high-level office who's talked about real solutions to both sides of the problem.
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