Senate Candidate's Ticket Buy Prevents NFL Blackout in St. Louis

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This reminds me of the kind of semicorrupt vote-buying I saw when I spent a year in Ecuador. Kos is celebrating this as some sort of masterstroke by McCaskill, but I'm sure if the tables were turned he'd be throwing a yellow flag for "Illicit Use of The Funds."

From the Belleville News-Democrat:

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Rams' season opener against the Denver Broncos is a sellout, ensuring that it will be televised on KMOV-TV, Channel 4, in the St. Louis region, beginning at noon.The Rams had about 500 tickets left unsold Thursday, but all those tickets were purchased a couple of hours before the deadline of noon Friday.

Missouri Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Claire McCaskill purchased 100 of the remaining tickets, her office said Friday.

In turn, McCaskill gave 90 of the tickets to students at Clyde C. Miller Career Academy, a St. Louis high school. The remaining 10 went to the George Washington Carver House, which provides crisis intervention for youths and their families.