McCaskill Opens Columbia Office

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Wednesday, May 23 2007 May 23, 2007 Wednesday, May 23, 2007 10:50:34 PM CDT May 23, 2007 in News

More than fifty locals showed up for cookies and lemonade and a glimpse of McCaskill.

McCaskill wants everyone to know that her doors are open, and she hopes people come out to voice their concerns, so she and others can work on fixing them. She also said that it's nice to be home. McCaskill said it was great to be back in Columbia and to remember the good old days.

"I mean, there's all kinds old memories that flood back and, obviously, I went all through college here, and law school, so it is a special place in my heart and always will be," McCaskill said.

She came back to open up her mid-Missouri office and met some new folks along the way.

"I was a Kewpie, so it's kinda hard to keep me away from Columbia. I grew up here and mid-Missouri is a very important part of the state," McCaskill said.

McCaskill also talked about how surreal it is to go from her days at Hickman High School to working in the United States Capitol now.

"Well, you know, I was lucky. I had teachers here in the Columbia School District that kept telling me... my debate coach at Hickman, my social studies teacher Mrs. Chastan at Hickman... who said to me when I was a teenager, 'You know Claire, you're awfully good at arguing. You probably should go into politics,'" McCaskill said.

So McCaskill did go into politics, and she made it to the big leagues. This weekend, though, she came back home and said 'hi' again. The Senator's office is located at the most Eastern point of Ash Street in downtown Columbia, and she's encouraging anyone to stop by and share any concerns they might have.

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