The federal government paid nearly $40 million dollars to Claire McCaskill’s husband’s businesses her first five years in office as Missouri Senator. During that time McCaskill had influence over federal policy that directly affected her family’s income.
The Claire McCaskill campaign told reporters yesterday that the $40 million in Stimulus cash her family received went to property updates.
More sparks are flying in the Missouri Senate race as Senator Claire McCaskill faces questions about her husband receiving tens of millions of dollars in federal subsidies.
News 4 has been looking into the story and reached out to both campaigns.
While Akin’s campaign didn’t seem to want to talk about it, McCaskill’s campaign came back quickly to answer where the $40 million came from and where it went.
‘This is another baseless unfounded attack by congressman akin,” said McCaskill spokeswoman Caitlin Legacki.
But the story actually came from an Associated Press investigation into federal money that went to McCaskill’s husband.
Reportedly he collected $40 million for low income housing developments that he owns—money that supplements rent for poor families.
If actions speak louder than words then Akin’s campaign said it all, by jumping on the report on Akin’s twitter page, and using it against McCaskill.
McCaskill’s campaign is quick to point out the money went straight into a regulated property account used to improve the low income housing and didn’t benefit her family. But did it improve the value of the properties?
It’s not every American family that receives $40 million in stimulus cash to improve their housing developments.
But Claire McCaskill’s family did.