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July 14, 2014 2:30 PM

Is media-savvy Sen. Claire McCaskill playing it safe?

The U.S. senator from Missouri picks legislative projects that build her personal brand by linking it to causes that draw headlines but rarely stir up controversy. Beyond the sound bites and buzz, political observers note that McCaskill’s high-profile causes tend to be safe bets for a blue senator in an increasingly red state.

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