Claire Conner McCaskill is an American politician, who served as a United States Senator from Missouri, a seat to which she was first elected in 2006. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the second female U.S. Senator from Missouri after Jean Carnahan (who served from her appointment in 2001 until 2002) and the first female candidate to be elected to the U.S. Senate in Missouri. McCaskill was reelected in 2012, but was defeated in 2018 by Republican Josh Hawley. McCaskill is now a political anaylst for MSNBC and NBC.