Senator Claire McCaskill has been running for elected offices for 36 years. While she attempts to discredit her opponent’s challenge, McCaskill seems to have forgotten her own path to the U.S. Senate.
McCaskill “Climbed The Political Ladder,” Moving From A Local Prosecutor in 1982 “Through A Succession Of State And Local Elected Positions.” (Kit Wagar, “Governor Race Gives Voters Very Different Choices,” The Kansas City Star, 10/23/04)
- McCaskill Served In The Missouri House Of Representatives From 1983 To 1989 And In The Jackson County Legislature From 1991 To 1993.
- In 1992, McCaskill Won Election As Jackson County Prosecutor.
- McCaskill Was Elected State Auditor In 1998, And She Was Reelected In 2002.
- In 2004, McCaskill Won The Primary For Governor But Lost The General Election To Republican Matt Blunt.
By the time she ran for the U.S. Senate in 2006, McCaskill’s name had been on Missouri ballots 18 times.
McCaskill has publicly discussed her long time desire to run for elected office and how that has dictated her education and career choices.
VIDEO: McCaskill: “I Made My Selection For Law School Based On The Fact That If I Went In Missouri, Everybody That I Went To Law School With Would Be Contributors Of Mine When I Ran For Office.”
VIDEO: While Discussing The Importance Of The Resume For Women Interested In Running For Office, McCaskill Said, “You Think That It Was An Accident That I Was In The Prosecutor’s Office Instead Of The Public Defenders?”