McCaskill amends 2006 campaign finance report

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Claire McCaskill has made some changes to campaign finance reports stemming from her 2006 election victory.

McCaskill filed an amendment to the report attached to the 2006 race that accounts for about $277,000 in additional donations and roughly the same amount in expenditures. The amendment, first reported by the St. Louis Beacon, was filed last week with the Federal Election Commission.

McCaskill's campaign said Wednesday that clearing up the discrepancies was a routine move as she closes her 2006 account. The campaign says the error came amid a flurry of donations at the end of McCaskill's race and after her top campaign-finance aide died in a July 2006 plane crash.

The revised report also includes four amendments accounting for McCaskill's use of a private plane she owns with her husband.

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