Saturday, October 6, 2012

Claire McCaskill

Senior Senator
Claire McCaskill

Senator                        Missouri           Democrat
Elected 2006

Aging (Special)
Armed Services
Commerce, Science and Transportation
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Ratings for 2010:

ADA    Americans for Democratic Action                                               90
            Liberal:             less defense spending   
                                    protect civil liberties, human rights

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                   87
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                      97                   
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                  43                             
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                   67
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                           24
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                        27

ACU    American Conservative Union                                                    17
            Conservative:    foreign policy
                                    social and budget issues

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                         18
            Pro-tax limitation

FRC     Family Research Council                                                            4
            Conservative:    promotes marriage and family
                                    oppose abortion

Votes in the 111th Congress:     2009 – 2010

Yes      Overturn Ledbetter
            Extend statute of limitations in pay discrimination
Yes      Pass $787 Billion Stimulus
            Funds to revive U.S. economy
Yes      Repeal DC Gun Laws
            Repeal Washington DC limits on firearms and ban on assault weapons
Yes      Confirm Sonia Sotomayor
            Confirm Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court
Yes      Pass Health Care Bill
            Provides insurance for people without health insurance
Yes      Regulate Financial Firms
            New federal regulations on financial services firms
No       Pass Tax Cuts for Some
            Bush era tax cuts to continue for incomes under $250,000
Yes      Legalize Immigrants’ Kids
            Give children of illegal parents path to legal status
Yes      Ratify New START
            Ratify Strategic Arms Treaty with Russia
Yes      Confirm Elena Kagan
            Confirm Elena Kagan to Supreme Court
No       Stop EPA Climate Regulations
            Oppose EPA regulations of greenhouse gases under Clean Air Act
Yes      Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
            Lift ban on openly gay people in military

Year                 Candidate                     Vote                                         Campaign Chest

2006                Claire McCaskill           1,055,255  50%                       11,412,117
                        Jim Talent (R)               1,006,941  47                          23,765,577

Population 2010:                      5,988,927
State Rank:                               18th
Change since 2000:                  up 7%

Urban:                                      68%
Rural:                                       32

Kansas City                              459,787
St. Louis                                   319,294
Springfield                                159,498
Independence                           116,830

Median Income:                          46,109
Median Home Value:                139,700

Private Employment:                 80%
Government Employment:         14
Self-Employed:                         6
Poverty:                                    14
Blue Collar:                              23
White Collar:                            59

Median Age:                             38
Over 65:                                   14%
Under 18:                                 24

High School Graduates:            86%
College Graduates:                   25
Graduate Degree:                       9

Veterans:                                  11%

Registered Voters 2010:
No Party registration
Voter Turnout -                        1,943,898
Turnout, Voting Age -              47%

White:                                      81%
Black:                                       12
Hispanic:                                    4
Asian:                                         2                     

2008 Presidential Vote:
John McCain (R) -                   1,445,814        49%
Barack Obama (D) -                1,441,911        49

2004 Presidential Vote:
George W. Bush (R) -              1,455,713        53%
John Kerry (D) -                      1,259,171        46

Claire McCaskill's Voting History:

Votes in the 110th Congress:     2007 – 2008

No       Raise CAFE Standards
            Limit debate on energy bill setting higher fuel standards
Yes      Expand SCHIP
            Expand State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Yes      Cap Greenhouse Gases
            Limit debate on bill setting cap and trade to curb climate change
Yes      Bail Out Financial Markets
            $700 billion bailout of financial industry
Yes      Make English Official Language
            English the official language of the US
No       Path to Citizenship
            Limit debate on immigration reform bill
No       Fetus is Unborn Child
            Define fetus as an unborn child
Yes      Prosecute Hate Crimes
            Limit debate on measure funding prosecution of hate crimes
Yes      Withdraw Troops March, 2008
            Withdraw most US troops from Iraq by March, 2008
No       Iran Guard is Terrorist Group
            Iran Revolutionary Guard should be designated a terrorist organization
No       Increase Missile Defense Funding
            Increase federal funding for missile defense programs
Yes      Overhaul FISA
            Overhaul Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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