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US Senator Claire McCaskill Seeks Re-Election

Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri is no stranger to the rough and tumble world of politics. After all, she’s been at it for three decades in a state that is traditionally tough on Democrats.

Now she is facing another campaign, this time to keep her seat in the U.S. Senate.

Tuesday on Up to Date, Senator McCaskill joins Steve Kraske to discuss her job approval rating (in the low 40s,) why she thinks President Obama's budget is too tame, and how she plans to answer the attacks coming from her Republican opponents.

We’ll also talk about McCaskill's opposition to budget earmarks, her work on correcting misidentified graves at Arlington National Cemetery, and how Missouri is doing after devastating tornadoes in Joplin and flooding across the state.

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC. You can email him at stephen@kcur.org.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.