Senator McCaskill has tried to position herself as a strong opponent to outside spending from “dark money” groups. However, she takes a different tone when these third party groups support her re-election. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch noted:
“Sen. Claire McCaskill, who has made opposition to “dark money” in politics a central focus of her re-election campaign and the primary reason she opposes Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, lauded the “good news” of an outside group partially funded by undisclosed donors aiming to register 100,000 black voters in Missouri.”
African American community leaders have criticized McCaskill for her lack engagement with black constituents. And now her “dark money” hypocrisy is on full display for Missouri voters. She only criticizes spending by these groups when it doesn’t benefit her.