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Sen. Claire McCaskill: I Won't Run Again

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Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. (Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 12 December 2018 02:20 PM

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., says she will never run for elected office again.

McCaskill, defeated in her re-election bid in November, said she might teach and will remain involved in Democratic politics.

Her comments came in an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch posted Wednesday.

"I am not going to disappear," McCaskill said. "I am going to help, and I think I can help in terms of the party recruiting good candidates, being prepared. I envision trying to help teach candidates some of the basics."

She noted it was a difficult decision for her to compete in the 2018 midterms.

"It was not an easy decision for me to run," McCaskill said. "I had made up my mind at the end of (the 2012 election) that I wasn't going to run again. I had never served in an office for 12 years."

And she added: "I have a really high level of energy and a really strong work ethic, and I also get bored. I was worried that this was becoming a little bit of a grind.

"But under the circumstances — (President Donald) Trump did so well in Missouri (in 2016) and there wasn't anybody else — I felt like I had an obligation to stand and fight and not just walk off the field. And so we gave it our best. But I am really at peace about being done."

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