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Don King gives backing to Missouri Sen. McCaskill

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Famed boxing promoter Don King is giving his endorsement to Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.

King hosted a fundraiser for the Democrat on Thursday in Palm Beach as she campaigns for re-election.

King calls himself a "Republicrat." He endorsed George W. Bush for president, appearing at the 2004 Republican convention. But in 2008, he gave Barack Obama his backing.

McCaskill says she met King while he was in St. Louis promoting a match.

He called her "a fighter" and "a true, tried representative of the people."

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