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Close races for governor in a few states

DALLAS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Only 11 states will elect governors next week but there are a handful of close contests. The races in Missouri, New Hampshire and Utah are rated toss-ups by University of Virginia analyst Larry Sabato.

Missouri governor's race state's costliest

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Missouri has raised far more money than her Republican opponent in what may be the state's priciest such race.

Missouri Democrats bump governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Missouri Democrats have dumped Gov. Bob Holden and chosen Auditor Claire McCaskill to spearhead this fall's statewide ticket.

Missouri Gov. Holden leads in primary

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- A poll of Missouri Democrats indicates incumbent Gov. Bob Holden has a solid lead over state Auditor Claire McCaskill in the gubernatorial primary.

Mo. GOP's Blunt enters race for governor

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Missouri GOP Secretary of State Matt Blunt kicked off his campaign for governor Wednesday at a high school gymnasium in Strafford.

Missouri Gov. draws primary challenge

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Ending months of rumors, Missouri State Auditor Claire McCaskill officially launched her bid for the Democrat's 2004 gubernatorial nomination.

UPI's Capital Comment for April 15, 2003

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.

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An official audit in Missouri charges the state's use of a fleet of private planes should be re-examined. The Kansas City Star says use of the state-owned aircraft in times of budget problems is, in the terms of the auditors, "inefficient, inadequately mo
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

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A man who served a prison term for fraud and larceny in Minnesota has won the Republican nomination for Missouri state auditor in an upset that left his party-backed opponent stunned.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Convicted felon nominated state auditor

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A man who served a prison term for fraud and larceny in Minnesota has won the Republican nomination for Missouri state auditor in an upset that left his party-b
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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) speaks during the annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner in St. Louis on April 18, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Claire Conner McCaskill (pronounced /məˈkæskəl/; born July 24, 1953) is the senior United States Senator from Missouri and a member of the Democratic Party. She defeated Republican incumbent Jim Talent in the 2006 U.S. Senate election, by a margin of 49.6% to 47.3%. She is the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Missouri in her own right. She became the state's senior U.S. Senator upon the retirement of Kit Bond in 2011.

Before her election to the U.S. Senate, McCaskill was State Auditor of Missouri from 1999 to 2007. She previously served as Jackson County Prosecutor (1993–1998) and a member of the Missouri House of Representatives (1983–1988). She was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Missouri in the 2004 gubernatorial election. She is a native of Rolla and graduate of the University of Missouri.

In the U.S. Senate, McCaskill serves as a member of the Committee on Armed Services, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and Special Committee on Aging. She is chairman of the Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight. She was cited by The New York Times to be among the seventeen women most likely to become the first female President of the United States.

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