FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2006 file photo, then-candidate for U.S. Senate Claire McCaskill, left, gives the thumbs up to supporters as she holds the hand of her mother, Betty Anne McCaskill, after her debate against incumbent Sen. Jim Talent at Clayton high school in Clayton, Mo. McCaskill's campaign said that 84-year-old Betty Anne Ward McCaskill died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at her home in St. Louis. The Democratic senator had said Saturday that her mother suffered from "acute cardio-renal failure" and had lost consciousness at several points in recent days. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2006 file photo, then-candidate for U.S. Senate Claire McCaskill, left, gives the thumbs up to supporters as she holds the hand of her mother, Betty Anne McCaskill, after her debate against incumbent Sen. Jim Talent at Clayton high school in Clayton, Mo. McCaskill's campaign said that 84-year-old Betty Anne Ward McCaskill died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at her home in St. Louis. The Democratic senator had said Saturday that her mother suffered from "acute cardio-renal failure" and had lost consciousness at several points in recent days. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2006 file photo, then-candidate for U.S. Senate Claire McCaskill, left, gives the thumbs up to supporters as she holds the hand of her mother, Betty Anne McCaskill, after her debate against incumbent Sen. Jim Talent at Clayton high school in Clayton, Mo. McCaskill's campaign said that 84-year-old Betty Anne Ward McCaskill died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at her home in St. Louis. The Democratic senator had said Saturday that her mother suffered from "acute cardio-renal failure" and had lost consciousness at several points in recent days. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)
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