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Tue February 21, 2012
US Senator Claire McCaskill Seeks Re-Election
Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri is no stranger to the rough and tumble world of politics. After all, she’s been at it for three decades in a state that is traditionally tough on Democrats.
Now she is facing another campaign, this time to keep her seat in the U.S. Senate.
Tuesday on Up to Date, Senator McCaskill joins Steve Kraske to discuss her job approval rating (in the low 40s,) why she thinks President Obama's budget is too tame, and how she plans to answer the attacks coming from her Republican opponents.
We’ll also talk about McCaskill's opposition to budget earmarks, her work on correcting misidentified graves at Arlington National Cemetery, and how Missouri is doing after devastating tornadoes in Joplin and flooding across the state.