|U.S. Senate, Missouri|
|January 3, 2007-Present|
|January 3, 2019|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Next general||November 2018|
|Missouri House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of Missouri|
|J.D.||University of Missouri|
|Birthday||July 24, 1953|
|Place of birth||Rolla, Missouri|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Polls
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Analysis
- 9 Recent news
- 10 Personal
- 11 External links
- 12 References
McCaskill is a born and raised native of Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri where she earned a B.A. in political science in 1975 and a J.D. in 1978.
- United States Senate Committee on Armed Services
- Subcommittee on Airland
- Subcommittee on Personnel
- Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
- United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
- Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
- Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Automotive Safety
- Subcommittee on Interstate Commerce, Trade, and Tourism
- Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Innovation
- United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information and International Security
- Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
- Ad Hoc Subcommittee on State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration
- Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight (Chairwoman)
- United States Senate Committee on Aging (Special)
- Impeachment Trial Committee on the Articles against Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr.
McCaskill voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89/8 vote on January 1, 2013.
McCaskill sought re-election in 2012. She ran unopposed in the August 7, 2012 Democratic primary. She defeated Rep. Todd Akin, and Libertarian Jonathan Dine in the November 6, 2012, general election.
The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the Senate in 2012 that would decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013. The seat, rated a toss-up, was seen by Sabato's Crystal Ball as the 3rd most likely to end up Republican is the Senate seat in Missouri. The article noted incumbent freshman senator McCaskill (D) was vulnerable in the Republican-leaning state.
|U.S. Senate, Missouri, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Claire McCaskill Incumbent||54.8%||1,494,125|
|Write-in||Bernard J. "Spark" Duraski, Jr.||0%||9|
|Write-in||Charlie L. Bailey||0%||4|
|Write-in||Arnie C. "AC" Dienoff||0%||2|
|Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
On November 7, 2006, McCaskill was elected to the United States Senate. She defeated the incumbent James M. Talent (R), Frank Gilmour (Libertarian), Lydia Lewis (Progressive), and the write-in candidates.
|Todd Akin vs. Claire McCaskill|
|Poll||Todd Akin||Claire McCaskill||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
(August 23, 2012)
(August 9-August 12, 2012)
(July 30, 2012)
(July 23-July 25, 2012)
|Public Policy Polling|
(May 24-May 27, 2012)
|Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to|
|Claire McCaskill(2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$4,802,500.74||$2,298,462.60||$(1,017,863.50)||$6,083,099.84|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. McCaskill paid her congressional staff a total of $2,520,478 in 2011. She ranks 15th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Senatorial Staff Salaries and she ranks 43rd overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Missouri ranks 37th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, McCaskill's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $17,900,212 and $35,122,006. That averages to $26,511,109, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2010 of $7,054,258.
Percentage voting with party
Claire McCaskill voted with the Democratic Party 82.8% of the time, which ranked 50th among the 51 Senate Democratic members as of November 2011.
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- Gov Track "Claire McCaskill," Accessed March 3, 2012
- CNN "Missouri Senate Race - 2012 Election Center"
- Kansas City Star "Samuel Lipari Announces 2012 Democratic Primary Challenge to Senator Claire McCaskill," Accessed January 13, 2012
- Congressional Record S6961, June 24, 2009
- U.S. Senate "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- Center for Politics "Tilting the Toss Ups – the Eight Races That Will Decide the Senate" Accessed April 9, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"
- Federal Election Commission "Claire McCaskill Summary Report," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Claire McCaskill April Quarterly," Accessed July 2, 2012
- LegiStorm "Claire McCaskill"
- OpenSecrets.org, "McCaskill, (D-Missouri), 2010"
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- KMBC-TV "McCaskill's Ex-Husband Slain In KCK", December 13, 2005
- [http://www.kmov.com/news/Election/stories/102704cccakmovmccaskillconflict.2f5d392b.html KMOV.com "McCaskill: Husband will stop seeking state aid for businesses," October 27, 2004
|U.S. Senate - Missouri
| Succeeded by|
Margaret B. Kelly
| Succeeded by|
|Missouri House of Representatives
| Succeeded by|