Matt Lewis at the Daily Caller broke the news about the connection between President Barack Obama and the private plane owned by Claire McCaskill and her husband:
According to disbursement reports, on June 16, 2008, Obama For America paid $3,938 to Sunset Cove Associates, LLC in West Lockwood, St. Louis, MO.
Sunset Cove Associates was incorporated by McCaskill’s husband in 2002, and is the same company McCaskill’s campaign paid for her chartered air travel. It is also the parent company of the Delaware-based Timesaver LLC. Sunset Cove has received taxpayer dollars, while Timesaver LLC is the actual owner of McCaskill’s plane (which is registered in Delaware).
Federal election rules allow presidential candidates to reimburse corporate plane owners for the price of first-class commercial tickets. Though it is not provable, it is likely this was a reimbursement for a trip Obama’s campaign may have taken on McCaskill’s plane.