Air Claire Takes Flight–
Tom Carnahan, brother of Robin and Russ Carnahan, was gifted with $107 million in stimulus money for his wind farm project in Missouri.
The Carnahans got a windfall in stimulus dollars. We got the bill.
To show his appreciation, Tom Carnahan will host a $25,000-per-person fundraiser for President Obama on Tuesday in St. Louis. Going Green is a two way street.
But, when Barack Obama comes to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill won’t be there to meet him.
The Hill reported:
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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) won’t join President Obama when he visits St. Louis on Tuesday, prompting claims by Republicans that she is avoiding an appearance with the president, whose poll numbers are underwater in Missouri.
An aide to McCaskill told The Hill that though she had hoped to be there, competing events scheduled for the senator and likely votes in Senate on Tuesday precluded her from returning to Missouri. The aide added that McCaskill hopes the timing will work out better in the future.
But Missouri Republicans have pointed to a more cynical reason for the first-term senator to stay in Washington: McCaskill’s GOP opponents already have their video cameras fired up to capture footage of her appearing chummy with Obama. That footage will inevitably end up in campaign ads tying her to the president, in hopes that his reelection struggles might complicate her own