Facing a long-expected assault on his comments about "legitimate rape," Missouri Republican Senate challenger Rep. Todd Akin if fighting back with a claim that foe Sen. Claire McCaskill is a candidate for "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" care of American taxpayers.
In a statement to Secrets following McCaskill's release of new TV ads questioning Akin's comments on rape and abortion, the GOP candidate called the Democrat a one-percenter whose "luxury lifestyle" is being funded by $39 million in federal funds which she had say over in the Senate.
Citing a new Associated Press story that "businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million" during her first term, Akin spokesman Rick Tyler said that McCaskill is trying to divert the attention of voters.
"Claire McCaskill is going to do anything and say anything to keep millions of taxpayer dollars flowing to her companies. She has up until now, successfully hidden from voters the fact that her 1% luxury lifestyle is funded by U.S. Taxpayers - $39 million over the last five years according the the Associated Press," he said.
"We will not be distracted, nor should Missouri voters, from the fact that McCaskill has been caught in a corrupt Washington-insider game that voter despise. While one in six Missourians live in poverty and many more are struggling in the Obama/McCaskill economy, Claire McCaskill has been getting rich on the backs of taxpayers. Claire McCaskill has betrayed the public trust by putting her interests ahead of Missouri voters' and no amount of advertising will paper it over," he added.