|U.S. Senator from Missouri|
From: January 3, 2007 – Present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|Spouse(s)||David Exposito (div.)|
Claire McCaskill, born July 24, 1953 (age 65), is currently the junior United States Senator from the state of Missouri and a member of the Democratic Party. She defeated Republican Senator Jim Talent in 2006 with 50% of the vote.
A millionaire, McCaskill was the center of the "Air Claire" scandal relating to how she used her Senate budget to fund her private airplane. McCaskill has been criticized for her pro-abortion and racist views.
Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, in demanding the attorney general's head, said that as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee for 10 years she had never met the Russian ambassador. She couldn’t imagine that any worthy senator would. She forgot that in the digital age facts are hard to kill graveyard dead. Then she spent the afternoon trying to explain why she would have made such a categorical statement after several tweets about visits with the Russian ambassador (she said it was about American adoptions of Russian children) were discovered and published on the internet.
Taking a page out of the DNC leaks and John Podesta playbook, when she was caught on tape admitting to lying and deceiving voters, she never denied the authenticity of her own words, but played the victim for being caught.
When Sen. Al Franken was caught in a sex scandal, she proceeded to return a $30,000 donation to her campaign that he made to her.
Attacks on John McCain
McCaskill was the co-chair of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. She criticized John McCain's age, saying "Other people talk about his melanoma. We’re talking about a reality here that we have to face." 
Her challenger in 2012 was movement conservative Todd Akin. The Democratic National Convention decided against holding it in Missouri, perhaps in part because of the political weakness of Claire McCaskill and her need to distance herself from the Obama Administration in order to have any chance of being reelected.