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Extra security for McCaskill after tea party rally comment

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 4:30 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Extra security is in place for Sen. Claire McCaskill following a comment at a tea party rally last week.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that St. Louis area activist Scott Boston told a tea party gathering in Springfield on Thursday, "We have to get Claire McCaskill out. We have to kill the Claire Bear ladies and gentlemen."

The Post-Dispatch reports that the comment was enough to prompt the U.S. Capitol Police to seek extra protection for McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat who is up for re-election in November. Meanwhile, police in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood, where McCaskill lives, said they were asked by the Capitol security agency to step up patrols around her house.

Boston said he did not intend the comment as a threat.


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