Claire McCaskill

Members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation, dozens of the state’s lawmakers and statewide office holders, plus hundreds of citizens gathered at Fort Leonard Wood Monday to boost the credentials of the Army base and attempt to save it from potential job cuts.

Up to 5,400 civilian and military jobs could be lost by 2020 as part of a broader force reduction plan that would significantly draw down the Army’s personnel. The war-time high of 570,000 could be reduced to as few as 420,000 in five years.

Putting an end to the speculation, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she won't run for governor in 2016.

The Missouri Democrat told KCUR's Steve Kraske she made the decision over the holidays with her family.

"At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself if the job you're thinking about going for is better than the one you have, and can you do more?" McCaskill says.

U.S. Senator Criticizes Large Political Donation in MO

Dec 10, 2014

Retired financier and billionaire, Rex Sinquefield, paid one million dollars to a political beginner, Beverly Randles, a leader in one of Sinquefeld's organizations, in order to help her decide if she wants to run as the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. 

Senator Claire McCaskill said in a statement that she wants Missourians to ask themselves if they want a government “completely owned by one wealthy man.”

Todd Abrajano, a Sinquefield associate now serving as a spokesperson on Randles' exploratory committee said her comments are “the height of hypocracy.”

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Missouri's U.S. Senators are calling for the USPS to delay consolidating mail processing facilities.

Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Claire McCaskill joined a bipartisan group of colleagues Monday to demand the delay of the planned consolidation of the facilities, two of which are in Missouri.

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U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says legislation aimed at curbing campus sexual assaults will be redrafted to encompass some of the suggestions received this week.