joseph shepard

Politics
2:37 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Feds paid $40M to firms tied to McCaskill's spouse

Senator Claire McCaskill
Kristofor Husted KBIA

Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million of federal subsidies for low-income housing developments during her first five years in office.

McCaskill's Republican challenger, Todd Akin, claims the payments represent a "conflict of interest and a breach of trust" with voters. The Democratic senator's campaign says that is "flat-out wrong."

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