A new radio spot and billboard focus on McCaskill's Planegate fiasco from earlier this year. McCaskill had used public funds to pay for some campaign trips that she and her husband took on a plane they owned. Making that revelation even more damaging was that the couple owed more than a quarter-million dollars in back taxes on the plane. She has since paid up. American Crossroads put up the billboard above at the Springfield Airport and Lambert St. Louis International Airport.
The radio ad has a Dragnet theme, with a detective interrogating McCaskill at the Springfield Airport as she stands by "a fancy private jet." As the Joe Friday type grills the senator, her responses are old clips of her saying things like, "I made a huge mistake" and "I want to be held accountable." Listen below.
PoliticMO reports that a new poll has McCaskill edging all Republican challengers, but beating former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman by just a single point.