Claire McCaskill is so unpopular that she’s barely running ahead of Todd Akin despite his self-inflicted wounds and the defection of almost all of the Republican establishment from supporting him.
McCaskill has had to spend heavily just to stay slightly ahead:
Senator Claire McCaskill, the Missouri Democrat fighting to keep her seat, spent nearly $7 million over a three-month period through the end of September and her campaign had more than $2.1 million in the bank for her race against Representative Todd Akin, according to quarterly disclosure reports her campaign released on Monday.
Could McCaskill lose? Two days ago the answer would have been, “possibly.”
After the latest revelation at The Daily Caller, the answer is “you betcha.”
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband used the U.S. Senate Dining Room to cut business deals selling tax credits tied to stimulus money, a whistle-blowing executive inside his company alleged on an audio recording exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller.
“The thing that irritated me about this was he [McCaskill’s husband Joseph Shepard] entertained these outside investors in the Senate Dining Room,” the whistle-blower said. “That’s where he closed the deal.”
The whistle-blower, Craig Woods, was a longtime high-ranking official within Shepard’s business empire, serving first as chief financial officer and then as vice president and chief underwriter for Missouri Equity Investors LLC and JA Shepard Companies.
Listen to how McCaskill attacked Dana Loesch when she raised the issue (h/t Hot Air):
Now I would like to hear all the Democrats who have poured tens of millions of dollars into supporting an ethnic fraud in the Massachusetts Senate race complain about Todd Akin almost alone possibly beating Claire McCaskill despite her heavy spending.