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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Missouri
  • Residence: Kirkwood
  • Born: July 24, 1953; Rolla, Mo.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Husband, Joseph Shepard; seven children
  • Education: U. of Missouri, B.A. 1975 (political science); U. of Missouri, J.D. 1978
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Mo. House, 1983-89; sought Democratic nomination for Jackson County prosecutor, 1988; Jackson County Legislature, 1991-93; Jackson County prosecutor, 1993-99; Mo. auditor, 1999-2007; Democratic nominee for governor, 2004; U.S. Senate, 2007-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2006 (2nd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Airland; Readiness & Management Support; Strategic Forces); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Communications, Technology & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Insurance - Chairwoman; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Efficiency of Federal Programs; Financial & Contracting Oversight - Chairwoman; Permanent Investigations); Special Aging
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State Information: Missouri

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Claire McCaskill (D) 1,494,125 54.8%
Todd Akin (R) 1,066,159 39.1%
Jonathan Dine (LIBERT) 165,468 6.1%
Ted Kimzey (WRI) 15  
Bernard Duraski (WRI) 9  
William Dean (WRI) 6  
Bernie Mowinski (WRI) 5  
Charlie Bailey (WRI) 4  
Arnie Dienoff (WRI) 2  
2006 general Claire McCaskill (D) 1,055,255 49.6%
Jim Talent (R) 1,006,941 47.3%
Frank Gilmour (LIBERT) 47,792 2.2%
Lydia Lewis (PRO) 18,383 0.9%
write-ins (Write-In) 88  
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 49.29% John McCain: 49.43%
2012 : 44.38% : 53.76%
2004 John Kerry: 46% George W. Bush: 53%
2000 Al Gore: 47% George W. Bush: 50%
1996 Bill Clinton: 48% Robert Dole: 41%
1992 Bill Clinton: 44% George H. W. Bush: 34%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 48% George H. W. Bush: 52%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 40% :

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