Claire McCaskill might have broken fundraising rules in MSNBC interview

“I’m asking regular folks to be my super PAC,” Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” from inside the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building while discussing how super PACs are targeting her.

But what could be problematic for the senator is that she also reminded MSNBC’s viewers that “on ClaireMcCaskill.com, people can give 25 bucks and, if we get a lot of those, we will have our own super PAC, and that’s the kind of PAC that should be super, made up of regular people giving small amounts.”

If the Senate Ethics Committee would deem these comments a campaign activity, McCaskill could be in hot water. Rules prohibit campaign activity and the solicitation of campaign funds in government office buildings.