I was talking with a woman on the bus today about the election and she said that she would probably be on her way to homelessness or serious illness if not for McCaskill.
She lives in a home under sec. 8. Due to a leaky basement, the house was building up mold. It was starting to make her and her kids sick. She talked to the landlord several times and it never went anywhere. Talked with city housing authority personnel and nothing got done.
She called McCaskill's office and Claire jumped on it. She took the city and the landlord on and she is now living happily and comfortably in her home.
2. Constituent services are, in my opinion, every bit as
important as the law-making part of being a Representative or a Senator. Good ones do good constituent services.
I once wound up waiting in the Senate office in DC of Senator Sam Brownback, very conservative Republican who is now Governor of Kansas. I was waiting for a meeting with an aide, in regard to an issue that's not important here. It was just amazing watching the sweet young thing who was the front desk person there very skillfully and efficiently answer phones and do other tasks. All the time she was keeping up a running commentary to me trashing Pat Roberts, the other Senator from Kansas, also a Republican. It was very enlightening.