Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin (R) is running a new
campaign ad stemming from a report that Sen. Claire McCaskill (D)
was enriched from federal low-income housing contracts that she
approved while in office.
As OneNewsNow has reported, Associated
Press recently revealed that McCaskill's financial reports
show her husband, Joseph Shepard, personally earned between
$400,000 and $2.6 million from his businesses that received almost
$40 million in federal payments from 2007 through 2011. McCaskill
voted for some of the bills that funded the federal housing and
agriculture departments, which provide housing subsidies.
Now, Republican challenger Todd Akin has released a new ad related to the
"Ever wonder why Claire McCaskill called the stimulus bill
wildly successful? The stimulus that didn't create jobs, but cost
us billions," the ad poses. "Now we know the stimulus made
McCaskill rich -- more than $1 million paid to
partnerships owned by McCaskill's family. While she gives us
excuses, just remember this: McCaskill said, 'There was a group of
us who went through the bill line by line.' Claire McCaskill was
getting rich off us line by line."
Perry Akin is the candidate's son and campaign manager. He
says his father is being overwhelmingly outspent by
"Claire raised a record in the last quarter because she has a
lot of money coming in from a lot of liberal groups across the
country," he explains. "So, fundraising is a big deal."
More information on how to volunteer or contribute to Todd
Akin's campaign is available at his campaign website.