Claire Conner McCaskill is an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from Missouri from 2007 to 2019. She also served as State Auditor of Missouri from 1999 to 2007. She ran for Governor of Missouri in the 2004 election, defeating Democratic incumbent Bob Holden in the Democratic primary and losing to Republican Matt Blunt in a close general election.
About Claire McCaskill in brief
Claire Conner McCaskill is an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from Missouri from 2007 to 2019. She also served as State Auditor of Missouri from 1999 to 2007. She ran for Governor of Missouri in the 2004 election, defeating Democratic incumbent Bob Holden in the Democratic primary and losing to Republican Matt Blunt in a close general election. As of February 2019, she is a political analyst for MSNBC and NBC and a visiting fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. She is the second female U. S. Senator and the first female candidate to be elected to the U. S. Senate from Missouri. She was defeated in 2018 by Republican challenger Josh Hawley. She attended David H. Hickman High School in Columbia, where she was a cheerleader, Pep Club president, a member of the debate club, a musical cast member, and homecoming queen. She graduated with a B. A. in political science and a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1978. She has been married to her husband, Mark McCaskil, since 2007. They have a son, Austin, and a daughter, Claire Conner, who was born in 2011. She lives in Columbia with her husband and their three children. She currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her daughter and son-in-law, both of whom live in the Kansas City suburb of Kansas City. She works as a political commentator for NBC News and MSNBC and is a contributing columnist for The Kansas City Star. Her husband is former Missouri Gov. Mike Blunt, the father of U. s. Senator Roy Blunt and grandfather of former Missouri GovernorMatt Blunt.
She served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 1983 to 1989, as Jackson County Prosecutor from 1993 to 1998, and as the 34th State auditor of Missouri between 1999 and 2007. In 1996, she was the first woman to serve as prosecutor for Jackson County County. In 1998, she became the second woman to hold the post, after Margaret Kelly Kelly. In 2002, the winner of the Republican Party’s general election urged voters not to vote for the leader of the Missouri Republican Party because he committed fraud because he had previously been incarcerated for fraud. In February 1991, she testified in favor of a Missouri Senate bill that would prohibit a man accused of raping his wife from using marriage as a defense. In the summer of 1974, before graduating from University of Missouri, she studied at the Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. She spent one year as a law clerk on the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District. From the time she graduated law school in 1978 until her exit from the Senate in January 2019,McCaskill spent all but three years of her professional career in the public sector. She left the State House and contemplated running for prosecutor in 1988, but did not pursue the position when her mentor, fellow Democrat and incumbent Prosecutor Albert Riederer decided to seek another term. In December 1991, McCaskills announced her intention to run for county prosecutor.