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McCaskill Denies Violating Federal Campaign Laws, Says She Has Another Senate Run In Her

Aug 13, 2015

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is rejecting Republicans claims that her new autobiography shows the Democrat’s 2012 campaign violated federal campaign laws.

The book, Plenty Ladylike, details the heated Senate race between McCaskill and Republican Todd Akin. Her campaign ran an ad supporting Akin in the primary.

Republicans are questioning whether communications between the campaigns detailed in the book violated federal campaign law, specifically whether polling data was shared by McCaskill’s campaign.

McCaskill call those claims “silly.” She says, “A candidate can give advice to another candidate anytime.”

The Democrat says her campaign didn’t share polls and only spoke in generalities with Akin.

McCaskill, speaking on KCUR’s Up To Date, also hinted about 2018. She says she has another Senate campaign in her, but she says, “It’s too early to decide.”

McCaskill says she’s still undecided about President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. 

The President has said there’s no guarantee that international sanctions would stay in effect if the U.S. pulls out of the deal.

A handful of countries are holding $60 billion in Iranian assets, and McCaskill says been calling ambassadors to find out what they’d do with the money if the U.S. pulls out of the deal.

“If they are not clear that they are not going to hold the money, then I’m going, ‘Really? We’re going to let them get $60 billion and not put cement down their centrifuges?’ That doesn’t seem like a good idea.”

McCaskill says the Senate has 60 days to decide, and she’ll take as long as she needs.