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BY: Cameron Cawthorne
A Missouri state chapter of the conservative group America Rising Squared launched a digital advertisement on Wednesday targeting Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) for being "out-of-touch" with her constituents.
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The 30-second ad from Missouri Rising, titled "Washington," is part of a seven-figure buy this month highlighting how McCaskill has grown increasingly out-of-touch with Missouri during her 30 years in politics. Not only does she own a $2.7 million condo in Washington, D.C., but she and her husband also own a private plane that she used between campaign stops during a "RV tour" of the state in late May.
"Washington politician Claire McCaskill. After 30 years in political office, McCaskill’s a multi-millionaire. So out of touch, McCaskill billed taxpayers nearly $76 grand for private flights, jet setting between her Missouri mansion and her multi-million dollar D.C. condo," the ad narrator said. "Now, McCaskill is misleading us, claiming to be on a RV tour but using a private plane between stops."
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"Dishonest. Out-of-touch. McCaskill is out for herself, not us," the ad narrator concluded.
The Washington Free Beacon reported last month that McCaskill's private plane, valued on her financial disclosure forms at more than $1 million, was flying to the same cities as McCaskill's campaign stops during the RV tour. While she attempted to take steps to hide the use of her plane in 2017 by requesting the Federal Aviation Administration prevent radar tracking information from being publicly available, she was not able to hide her flight patterns from websites such as ADS-B Exchange. Such websites uses a different type of data transmission to make tracking information publicly available.
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Missouri Rising Action's executive director said in a statement it is "time to finally retire" McCaskill to her "home in Washington."
"During her 30 years in political office, Claire McCaskill has...
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