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McCaskill: "I'm a Moderate"

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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6:32 pm

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill has no opponent in her party’s primary election in August, and she recently proclaimed that she is a moderate. Now some people may not believe that but her record does indicate she’s more to the center than to the left.

What really bothered some party diehards is when she said she believes in compromise and that position is in direct contrast to the three Republicans fighting it out for the nomination for the U.S. Senate. U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, former state treasurer Sarah Steelman and businessman John Brunner, all conservatives, tend to be near or at the far right. Steelman is the most conservative of the trio.

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