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McCaskill says she’s definitely running for re-election in 2012

By Jo Mannies, Beacon Political Reporter, and Robert Koenig, Washington Correspondent  

Posted 6:08 pm, Wed., 11.3.10

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said Wednesday that she’s “absolutely” seeking another term in 2012 — shooting down rampant rumors in Republican circles that she woudn’t seek re-election and might even step down early.

“Anybody who thinks I’m not running in 2012 doesn’t know me very well,” McCaskill said in an interview Wednesday…

There was also this:

…McCaskill currently is Missouri’s most powerful Democrat in Washington. On a state level, she has a strong voice in the party’s operations, although control of the state party’s apparatus is up to Gov. Jay Nixon, a fellow Democrat and former rival. The two now are on good terms and talk regularly…

Right.