More than a month after revealing she failed to pay personal property taxes for four years on her airplane and declaring she convinced her husband to “sell the damn plane,” Sen. Claire McCaskill has yet to find a buyer.
The Pilatus Turbo Prop aircraft is still on the market, Trevor Kincaid, the new communications director for the Missouri senator’s office, confirmed on Tuesday.
“It’s on the market and has an eager seller, but no takers yet,” Kincaid told Missouri Watchdog.
A spokesperson, who no longer works in the senator’s office, said in April a broker had been hired to sell the airplane, adding McCaskill has honored her pledge to not set foot on the plane again.
The failure to pay personal property taxes on the plane has not hurt the reelection prospects of McCaskill, according to a new poll. But the Democrat is still considered to be “one of the most vulnerable incumbents.”
McCaskill leads Rep. Todd Akin, a Republican who is widely expected to enter the Senate race, by 46 to 45 percent, the same margin as in March, according to the survey released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling.
The senator’s approval rating is still 46 percent, according to PPP, which conducts polls mostly for Democrats.
PPP surveyed 555 voters from April 28 to May 1. The poll’s margin of error is plus-or-minus 3.9 percent
“This race continues to look like a toss up,” said Dan Debnam, PPP president, in a statement. “But for McCaskill that almost counts as good news, given how much bad publicity she’s had since we last polled the state.”