A few weeks ago, I offered to bet $5 that Claire McCaskill would run against Jim Talent. Pay up:
State Auditor Claire McCaskill will make it definite Tuesday that she’s not running for re-election, and instead will take on U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, R‑Mo.
McCaskill has chosen her family’s old feed mill in Houston, Mo. — south of Rolla — as the backdrop for her noon announcement. She’ll be joined by her family, aides and allies say.
McCaskill and her staff are declining to comment on what she’ll say. But several sources close to her campaign say there’s no doubt that she’s running for the U.S. Senate, and won’t seek a third term to the office that she’s held since 1999.
Should be fun.