Three years ago today, Claire McCaskill made oneof several donations to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. In total, McCaskill and her husband made seven donations totaling $49,000 to Hillary’s presidential campaigns and victory fund.
In addition to donating more than the average annual salaryof a Missouri worker, Millionaire Claire was also a frequent, vocal surrogate for Hillary throughout the 2016 election. One of the first U.S. Senators to endorseClinton, McCaskill often heaped praiseon Hillary, saying that supporting Hillary was “not a hard choice”:
“This is not a hard choice, and I don’t think it will be a hard choice for America. This is a woman who is tested, who has a strong resume of accomplishments in every important job she’s had. She doesn’t need to get briefed about the complicated world we live in. The reason this is not hard is because of who she is at this point in time in our county’s history.”
McCaskill even went on to defendHillary’s now-infamous statement calling Trump supporters a racist and bigoted “basket of deplorables,” calling it “a valid point.” With Hillary set to fundraiseand campaignfor Democratic candidates later this year, Hillary may end up returning the favor to her friend Claire, the “most vulnerable” Senate Democrat.