New Akin ad hits ‘Corrupt Claire’ for $40 million in government subsidies received by husband’s businesses

Missouri Senate hopeful Todd Akin has released a new advertisement calling Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill “corrupt,” citing the $40 million in government subsidies that businesses affiliated with McCaskill’s husband received during the senator’s first five years in office.

On Tuesday, the Associated Press broke the story that at least one-third of the “affordable housing” businesses owned by McCaskill’s husband, Joseph Shepherd, had been recipients of government subsidies. According to the AP’s analysis, businesses affiliated with Shepherd received $39 million from either the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service or the Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2007 through 2011.



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