McCaskill’s Mother Dies

Betty Anne McCaskill, the mother of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, died Monday at her home in St. Louis from natural causes at the age of 84.

Betty Anne McCaskill was the first woman ever elected to the Columbia City Council and was a mainstay of Missouri Democratic politics. Claire McCaskill, who is campaigning against Republican challenger Todd Akin for the U.S. Senate seat, canceled campaign events for much of last week to be with her mother.

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