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McCaskill's mother dies
CNN POLITICS ^ | 10/29/2012 | Kevin Liptak

Posted on 10/29/2012 5:25:41 PM PDT by katiedidit1

(CNN) - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's 84-year-old mother, Betty Anne Ward McCaskill, died on Monday, the senator from Missouri said in a statement on Monday.

"For some time, mom's health has not been good, and our family takes comfort that she is now at rest," McCaskill wrote. "People all over the state have asked about her, and their prayers and concern have been greatly appreciated."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; akin4mccaskill; akin4obama; backstabberakin; keywordtrolls; mccaskill; missouri; mo2012; mosenate; obit; rip; toddakin
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1 posted on 10/29/2012 5:25:41 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

It is always difficult to lose a parent, regardless of age. May God comfort the senator and family.


2 posted on 10/29/2012 5:28:52 PM PDT by Faith
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To: katiedidit1

Funny how Dems who are desperate to win an election, seem to always have a dead or dying family member in the mix on the eve of the vote. Remember Obama’s granny?


3 posted on 10/29/2012 5:29:06 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Faith

I agree with your sentiment with one small change.

It is always difficult to lose a parent, regardless of age. May God comfort the senator and family IN HER RETIREMENT.


4 posted on 10/29/2012 5:33:31 PM PDT by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: katiedidit1

Losing a parent is difficult no matter how old you are..I lost my Dad in 1998 to cancer so I know how it feels. My condolences to the family


5 posted on 10/29/2012 5:33:47 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Windflier; Evil Slayer; elephant; samiam1972; YOMO; Optimist; DoctorBulldog; ...

Gracious condolences issued by Todd Akin to McCaskill..http://www.akin.org/updates/akin-statement-passing-betty-anne-mccaskill?fb_ppc_promo
Remember Carnahan’s death when Ashcroft was running; it is sad to lose a parent but this senate race is too important to lose on sympathy votes.


6 posted on 10/29/2012 5:37:50 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: Windflier; Evil Slayer; elephant; samiam1972; YOMO; Optimist; DoctorBulldog; ...

Gracious condolences issued by Todd Akin to McCaskill..http://www.akin.org/updates/akin-statement-passing-betty-anne-mccaskill?fb_ppc_promo
Remember Carnahan’s death when Ashcroft was running; it is sad to lose a parent but this senate race is too important to lose on sympathy votes.


7 posted on 10/29/2012 5:38:22 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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My condolences to the family. That said, here comes the sympathy vote. Will the Senator make a commercial stating that nana wanted more than anything to see her granddaughter win another term?


8 posted on 10/29/2012 5:39:55 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Windflier

“Funny how Dems who are desperate to win an election, seem to always have a dead or dying family member in the mix on the eve of the vote. Remember Obama’s granny?”

The death rate of family members of Democratic candidates just prior to an election is for beyond coincidence and is likely all part of their plan to gain sympathy and garner more votes.


9 posted on 10/29/2012 5:40:54 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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I feel bad for people that lose someone they love, but you’re absolutely right!
10 posted on 10/29/2012 5:41:03 PM PDT by MacMattico
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As a mother, McCaskill may have planted the early seeds for her daughter’s involvement in politics. “At Halloween in 1960, Betty Anne taught her children to say ‘trick or treat and vote for JFK,’ as they went door-to-door asking for candy,” an obituary distributed by Sen. McCaskill’s campaign read.


11 posted on 10/29/2012 5:41:54 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: ez

Claire McCaskill’s mother spoke in favor of Obamacare in 2009.
Remember the undecideds? let’s pray they don’t swing towards Claire now.


12 posted on 10/29/2012 5:45:43 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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Embarrassment?


13 posted on 10/29/2012 5:46:12 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: katiedidit1

So get out and vote for Claire because her mother died!

But what about all the unborn babies Akin wants to SAVE and Claire wants to have die?


14 posted on 10/29/2012 5:49:47 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Uncle Slayton; Windflier

The deaths they face are neither funny nor something fairly called an evil scheme. We try to be above these kind of attacks on Free Republic, especially in threads announcing the passing of an individual.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 5:50:36 PM PDT by Joe27
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To: katiedidit1

I hope she went in peace and Claire, as well her family and friends have warm and fond memories of her.


16 posted on 10/29/2012 5:50:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Joe27
The deaths they face are neither funny nor something fairly called an evil scheme. We try to be above these kind of attacks on Free Republic, especially in threads announcing the passing of an individual.

It's not we conservatives who "unexpectedly" and mysteriously wind up with these situations which pull the heartstrings of voters during critical elections. It's the Democrats, and if you haven't noticed that coincidence, then you haven't been watching all that long.

Speaking of that, I hardly ever recall seeing you around here before, though I note we have very close 'born on' dates. Please don't deign to tell me what "we" do, or do not do, on Free Republic.

17 posted on 10/29/2012 6:00:18 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: katiedidit1

God rest her soul.


18 posted on 10/29/2012 6:02:34 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: MacMattico; Uncle Slayton
I feel bad for people that lose someone they love, but you’re absolutely right!

As Uncle Slayton remarked, "it's beyond coincidence..."

I don't think there's any doubt that such tragedies befall Republican candidates just as frequently as they befall Democrats, but our folks just don't seem to draw these things into elections as often as Democrats do.

19 posted on 10/29/2012 6:06:12 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Joe27
Sorry, but the death of a senator's mother is NOT news.

A big loss for the immediate family but NOT news.

That it makes the news is a pathetic attempt to generate sympathy for a candidate in trouble. Nothing more.

20 posted on 10/29/2012 6:08:23 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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