You remember Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), the lady who not only “forgot” to pay taxes on her private jet, yet also attacked a primary opponent for using a private jet.
Well, the lady seems to have a real problem with simple bookkeeping, overlooking some $277,000 in donations and disbursements:
According to the new filings with the Federal Elections Commission, McCaskill’s campaign committee had failed to account for 143 contributions in the ‘06 cycle, totaling nearly $277,000. The committee also missed about $277,000 in disbursements. During that cycle, McCaskill raised $11.5 million.
The discrepancies, her campaign said, could be attributed to the fact that donations were coming in at a furious clip at the end of the race, shortly after a plane crash killed McCaskill’s top campaign-finance aide and five other skydivers in July 2006.
A campaign spokeswoman downplayed the amendments as nothing more than “routine housekeeping.”
Right. “Routine housekeeping” that you apparently weren’t keeping up with for the last, oh, 5 years or so.
By the way, Missourians… the lady is up for re-election in 2012… keep all these little bookkeeping errors in mind when you go in to vote… do you really want someone this sloppy with elementary accounting to be spending your tax dollars?