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Claire McCaskill On The State Of The Democratic Party In Missouri And DC.

Luke X. Martin
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Despite their losses in recent elections, former Sen. Claire McCaskill doesn't believe the Democratic Party is done in Missouri.

As she bids farewell to her seat in Congress, tension has followed Missouri's former senior senator. Since her defeat in the midterms, Claire McCaskill has been criticized for her comments about abortion rights advocates, a certain new member of the House of Representatives, and those she wished were more critical of the president. Today, she addressed those topics, and spoke about her time in office, the current partial government shutdown, and her expectations for Democrats going forward.

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