Of course, she won't be running on her 'Obamacare True Believer' chops.
Facing a tough re-election campaign in 2012, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tried to set herself apart from President Obama on Sunday.Unfortunately, the "difficulty" of the bill's timing didn't stop her from rubber-stamping it - much to the overwhelming displeasure of her constituents.
Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," McCaskill said that she'd voted against the president on cap-and-trade, the second round of cash-for-clunkers, comprehensive immigration reform and every omnibus bill.
McCaskill said she'd also sometimes disagreed with Obama when he was a senator.
"My record of independence, frankly, stretches back for a long period of time," she said.
When asked to name an issue where Obama had fallen short, the senator said his move into healthcare legislation at a time when he should have been focusing on job creation was "very difficult," and therefore economic issues "didn't get the attention they needed."
Should be a fun election cycle for McCaskill.