Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill added a new title to her Capitol Hill resume today - deputy whip. She was one four freshmen Democrats that Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the assistant majority leader, named to his whip team.
The deputy whips are tasked with persuading colleagues to support Democratic bills. "A razor-thin Democratic majority means that every vote counts and there is no room for error," Durbin said in a statement.
McCaskill is one of 11 deputy whips. Sen. Barbara Boxer of California is the new chief deputy whip.
Posted by David Goldstein