Senator Claire McCaskill's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Claire McCaskill
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Joseph; 3 Children: Austin, Maddie, Lily; 4 Stepchildren: Benjamin, Carl, Marilyn, Michael
Birth Date: 07/24/1953
Birth Place: Rolla, MO
Home City: Jefferson City, MO
Religion: Catholic
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2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 50% 2013 Environment America - Positions 75% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 67% 2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 77% 2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 73% 2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 50% 2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 72% 2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 71% 2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 33% 2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 68% 2011 Environment America - Positions 81% 2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 78% 2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 91% 2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 43% 2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 75% 2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 80% 2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 72% 2009-2010 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 83% 2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 75% 2009 Environment America - Positions 86% 2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 91% 2008 Environment America - Positions 80% 2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 82% 2007-2008 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 77% 2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 33% 2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 80% 2007 League of Conservation Voters - First Session Score 73% 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 50%

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