betty mccaskill http://kbia.org en McCaskill resumes campaign following mother's death http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-resumes-campaign-following-mothers-death <p>McCaskill spoke outside a St. Louis County grade school Wednesday about the importance of the school lunch program, noting that Republican opponent Todd Akin was one of just five lawmakers to oppose funding. But she also used the time to talk about her mother, who passed away earlier this week.</p><p>It was Claire McCaskill’s first public appearance since the passing of her mother, Betty Anne Ward McCaskill.</p><p>In previous campaigns, the Senator would often bring her mother up on the stump.</p><p>Claire McCaskill said it’s been a “tumultuous time.”</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:24:44 +0000 Chris McDaniel 23786 at http://kbia.org McCaskill resumes campaign following mother's death Sen. McCaskill's mother dies at 84 http://kbia.org/post/sen-mccaskills-mother-dies-84 <p>According to a press release, Senator Claire McCaskill’s mother died of natural causes in St. Louis this afternoon. In a statement released, McCaskill stated that “people all over the state have asked about her mother, and their prayers and concern have been greatly appreciated.”</p><p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:54:37 +0000 Wendy Mader 23612 at http://kbia.org Sen. McCaskill's mother dies at 84