McCaskill’s Campaign 2012: Mission Accomplished

Mccaskill swornMissouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, once viewed as the most vulnerable Democrat in the 2012 campaign cycle, was sworn in for his second term Thursday.
Her office says Missouri colleague, Sen. Roy Blunt and former Missouri Senator Jean Carnahan escorted her in the Senate Chamber for the oath, administered by Vice President Joe Biden.
McCaskill’s husband held a bible as the Vice President administered the oath of office.
Conservatives and Republicans targeted McCaskill as a likely take-over opportunity when the campaign season began.
They viewed her support for President Obama as political kryptonite in a Republican-leaning state
As late as August, polls showed her 10 points behind the just-nominated GOP challenger, Rep. Todd Akin.
Akin’s campaign imploded after his remarks that it was biologically possible for a woman to avoid getting pregnant during a “legitimate rape”.
McCaskill ended up trouncing Akin by double-digits.
In a statement to start her second senate term, McCaskill promised, “to create more jobs, and continue my dogged effort to bring down the national debt. And any politician or contractor tempted to waste taxpayer dollars for their own benefit should be on notice—if I have it my way, these next six years will see a new level of accountability in government.”

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