New American Crossroads Billboard and Radio Ad Slam Sen. Claire McCaskill Over Misuse of Private Jet

Two new billboards greet voters en route the St. Louis and Springfield airports; new radio ad runs statewide.

WASHINGTON – Today, American Crossroads continued its offensive against Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) with new billboards and a statewide radio ad slamming the senator for her billing of taxpayers for the use of her private jet.

The two billboards, located on the main highways approaching the St. Louis and Springfield airports, read: “Sky-high airfares got you down? Senator Claire McCaskill: Files in her own jet – and you pay for it!”

Complementing the billboard campaign is a statewide radio advertisement, which uses real audio of McCaskill responding to questions about the private jet issue. Both the spot and billboard are part of the American Crossroads campaign, and can be viewed and listened to here.

“We’re going to make Air Claire famous because McCaskill’s private jet symbolizes everything that’s wrong with her candidacy: living large on the public’s dime, dodging taxes while voting to raise ours, and being out of touch with everyday Americans’ lives,” said American Crossroads president and CEO Steven Law.

McCaskill is widely considered one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats up for re-election in 2012.

The radio ad will run statewide on Missouri radio stations for one week, with buys totaling $75,000. American Crossroads launched its website and campaign in June, with an initial $50,000 radio ad.

American Crossroads is a non-profit 527 political organization dedicated to renewing America’s commitment to individual liberty, limited government, free enterprise and a strong national defense through informed and effective political action. American Crossroads seeks to educate voters and empower citizens to hold lawmakers and office-seekers accountable for where they stand. Paid for by American Crossroads. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

 For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Jonathan Collegio at [email protected] or (202) 559-6424.