McCaskill Campaign Spent Thousands on Private Air Travel Last Quarter


The reelection campaign for Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) spent nearly $21,000 on private air travel in three months, according to its most recent campaign filing.

McCaskill’s filing to the Federal Election Committee discloses 11 payments totaling $20,911 made to Aero Charter, a Missouri-based company that both charters planes and offers an aircraft management service for those who own private planes. The company is based at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, a small two-runway facility located near McCaskill’s Kirkwood home.

Representatives for both the McCaskill campaign and for Aero Charter failed to respond to numerous inquiries into what services were provided.

McCaskill covered nearly all the costs for the private air travel through $17,620 worth of in-kind contributions to her campaign that were specified for travel, leaving just under $3,300 that was covered by the campaign, according to the report.

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